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

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

2016-17
WINTER
PROGRAM
BOOK

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

Your gift will help in the following areas:

UMS.ORG/SUPPORT
734.764.8489

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

ACCESS AND INCLUSIVENESS

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

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

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

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Be
Present
WINTER 2017

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

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

ARTS
+ CULTURE
= ECONOMIC
PROSPERITY
nonprofit

in the greater Ann Arbor Area

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

Ann Arbor Area

Community Foundation
aaacf.org

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

WINTER 2017

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

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

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

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Table of
Contents
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WINTER 2017
SEASON CALENDAR

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EDUCATION

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HISTORY

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LEADERSHIP DONORS

CORPORATE CHAMPIONS

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FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT,
& UNIVERSIT Y SUPPORT

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PEOPLE

33
GENEROUS DONORS

44
AD INDEX

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Druid

Bruckner Orchester Linz
with Angélique Kidjo

Sarah Chang

Batsheva Dance Company

Snarky Puppy

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January

1/7-8 Batsheva Dance Company

March

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

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

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

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

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

February

2/2 Bruckner Orchester Linz
with Angélique Kidjo

2/3 Estonian Philharmonic
Chamber Choir

2/5 M-Prize Winner:
Calidore String Quartet

2/10 Budapest Festival Orchestra
with Richard Goode, piano

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

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

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

3/11 Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis

3/16 Snarky Puppy

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

3/18 Steve Reich @ 80
Music for 18 Musicians

3/24 Mitsuko Uchida, piano

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

3/29 DakhaBrakha

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Winter 2017 Season

3/30-4/1 Complicite
The Encounter

April

4/1 Michael Fabiano, tenor
Martin Katz, piano

4/12 A Far Cry with
Roomful of Teeth

4/15 Sanam Marvi

4/21 King Sunny Adé

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

4/25 Handel’s Ariodante:
Opera in Concert

May

5/21 NT Live: Ibsen’s
Hedda Gabler

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Ann Arbor, we’re

Chris Ballard
Christine Phillips
Tom Forster

In Your Corner.
300 North 5th Avenue

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Not pictured:
Rick Manczak
Jack Panitch

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Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Varnum is proud to support the

University Musical Society

Legal Experience In Your Corner.

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Grand Rapids

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Detroit

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Novi

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Kalamazoo

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Grand Haven

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Lansing

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Ann Arbor

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Hastings

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Education &
Community
Engagement
Educational experiences
for everyone.

WINTER 2017

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

At UMS, our mission goes beyond performance. We want you to create,
to explore, and to experience extraordinary new things. That is why we
offer a fascinating lineup of artist Q&As, conversations, workshops,
and interactive experiences, each designed to bring you closer to
performance and creation, and to expand your comfort zone. If you
want to experience something new, different, highly engaging, and
eye-opening, we invite you to participate in events inside and outside
of the theater.

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THE
GILMORE
2016-2017
SEASON

PRESENTING
PIANO MASTERS
& RISING STARS
BOX OFFICE
269.359.7311

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

WWW.HONIGMAN.COM

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EDUCATION

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.

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EDUCATION

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

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

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

Ideally located across the street from campus,

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

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

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Tradition
Builds the Future

WINTER 2017

In our 138th season, we continue to showcase traditional performances
alongside contemporary artists for an offering that is unlike anything
available in the Midwest. UMS grew from a group of local members of the
University and townspeople in the 1870s who gathered together for the
study of Handel’s Messiah. Led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and
conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group assumed the name The
Choral Union. Many Choral Union members were also affiliated with the
University, and the University Musical Society was established soon after
in December 1880.
Since that first season, UMS has expanded greatly and now presents the
very best from a wide spectrum of the performing arts: internationally
renowned recitalists and orchestras, dance and chamber ensembles, jazz
and global music performers, and contemporary stagework and classical
theater. Through educational programming, the commissioning of new
works, youth programs, artist residencies, and collaborative projects,
we continue to strengthen our reputation for artistic distinction and
innovation.

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

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

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

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MAXINE AND STUART FRANKEL
“We are delighted to partner with UMS for the sixth
year of Renegade. Supporting Renegade programming
allows UMS to provide experiences for the curious,
adventurous, and experimental audience member —
allowing us to challenge our existing beliefs and push
our own boundaries.”

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

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

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

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

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

TIMOTHY G. MARSHALL
President and CEO, Bank of Ann Arbor
“We take seriously our role as a community bank. While there have
been sizable cuts in arts funding over the years by both the private
and public sectors, Bank of Ann Arbor is delighted to continue to
sponsor UMS year after year. We are firm believers that the arts are
vital to the vibrancy of our cities, both culturally and economically.”

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

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“As a company with a long-standing commitment to diversity
and our community, Comerica is proud to continue its support
of UMS. We salute UMS on its efforts to enrich our community
by showcasing the talents of performing artists from around
the world. Congratulations to the leader and best in the
performing arts.”

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LARRY BRYANT
Ann Arbor Region President, Comerica Bank

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

FAYE ALEXANDER NELSON
President, DTE Energy Foundation
WINTER 2017

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

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

JAMES G. VELLA
President, Ford Motor Company Fund
“Experiencing the world through music and the arts makes
us better as individuals while bringing us together as a
community. We are proud to support UMS and the important
role it plays in enriching our lives.”
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DAVID N. PARSIGIAN
Ann Arbor Office Managing Partner, Honigman Miller
Schwartz and Cohn LLP
“In our firm’s tradition of supporting major cultural institutions,
Honigman has been a long-time supporter of UMS. Our Ann Arbor
office is proud to carry on that tradition on behalf of all of our
attorneys, especially those who work and live in the Ann Arbor area.
We all view the exceptional cultural experiences that UMS provides
as key to the success of our community and our firm.”
JOHN AND JACKIE FARAH
Owners, Imagine Fitness & Yoga
“My wife Jackie and I share a deep devotion to our hometown of
Ann Arbor and all the opportunities it presents. UMS is a huge part of
this community. The programming that UMS offers is internationally
recognized and Ann Arbor would not be the same without it. Imagine
Fitness & Yoga is honored to support such a great organization and
community.”

MOHAMAD ISSA
Director, Issa Foundation
“The Issa Foundation is sponsored by the Issa family, which has
been established in Ann Arbor for the last 30 years, and is involved
in local property management as well as area public schools.
The Issa Foundation is devoted to the sharing and acceptance
of culture in an effort to change stereotypes and promote peace.
UMS has done an outstanding job bringing diverse and talented
performers to Ann Arbor.”
ROBIN WEBER POLLAK
President, Journeys International
“Journeys International and UMS have a lot in common: we both
provide opportunities for powerful and impactful experiences.
Founded and based in Ann Arbor, Journeys has been crafting lifechanging international travel adventures for nearly four decades.
We are thrilled to support UMS and its programs that change people
through the performing arts.”

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

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

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

KEITH ALLMAN
President and Chief Executive Officer, Masco
WINTER 2017

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

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

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

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

TODD CLARK
Regional President, Old National Bank
“At Old National Bank, we’re committed to community partnership.
That’s why, last year alone, we funded over $5 million in grants and
sponsorships and our associates donated almost 100,000 volunteer
hours. It’s also the reason we’re pleased to once again support UMS
as a corporate sponsor for the 2016–17 season.”

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

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

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

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

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JOE SESI
President, Sesi Lincoln Volvo Mazda

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

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

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

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Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis
Ludwig van Beethoven / Composer
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
UMS Choral Union
Scott Hanoian / Conductor
Erin Wall / Soprano
Kelley O’Connor / Mezzo-soprano
Matthew Plenk / Tenor
Nathan Stark / Bass
Saturday Evening, March 11, 2017 at 8:00
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor

45th Performance of the 138th Annual Season
Choral/Vocal Series

Tonight’s presenting sponsor is the Jerry Blackstone UMS Choral Union Performance Fund.
Media partnership provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices during
the performance.
The photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited.

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei

This evening’s program will be performed without intermission.

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M I S S A S O L E M N I S I N D M A J O R , O P. 1 2 3 ( 1 8 2 2 – 2 3 )
Ludwig van Beethoven
Born December 16, 1770 in Bonn, Germany
Died March 26, 1827 in Vienna
UMS premiere: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the UMS Choral Union
conducted by Frederick Stock with soprano Elsie Baker, mezzo-soprano Betsy
Lane Shepard, tenor Arthur Hackett, and bass William Simmons; May 1927 in
Hill Auditorium.
Snapshots of History…In 1823:
· The congress of Central America declares absolute independence from
Spain, Mexico, and any other foreign nation including North America, and
a republican system of government is established
· The Goals Act is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, based
on the prison reform campaign of Elizabeth Fry
· Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru
Hearing the Missa Solemnis is always
an extraordinary experience — and
the enormous difficulty of the score
guarantees that live encounters will
never be too frequent. This work
shows what can happen when a
genius consciously decides to outdo
himself in an all-encompassing work
that expresses profound spirituality
and realizes a musical vision never
previously conceived.
Beethoven, though raised as a
Roman Catholic, was not a regular
churchgoer. Yet of course he was
familiar with the liturgy, and considered
writing sacred music to be the highest
goal to which a composer could aspire.
He admired Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s
masses and oratorios and, above all,
Mozart’s Requiem, but he himself had
attempted religious composition only
twice in his entire life. However, neither
the oratorio Christ on the Mount of
Olives (1803) nor the Mass in C (1807)
could be said to have been particularly
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successful. The composer keenly felt
that he had yet to reach the summit of
his art in the realm of church music.
It was an external circumstance that
provided the initial impulse for what
turned out to be one of the crowning
masterpieces of Beethoven’s later
years. The composer’s favorite pupil,
the Archduke Rudolph (the younger
brother of Emperor Franz I), was going
to become Archbishop of Olmütz
(now Olomouc, Czech Republic), and
the solemn Mass had been intended
for performance at the installation
ceremony. But Beethoven missed the
deadline; in fact, the Mass wasn’t
finished until two years after the event
it was originally meant to celebrate.
Once this extraordinary Mass was
completed, Beethoven wanted to milk
it for all it was worth: he conducted
parallel negotiations with several
publishers, breaking promises and
going behind the back of one firm to
get a better deal with another. The

full score was finally printed by Schott
in Mainz, but not until 1827, the year
of Beethoven’s death. In 1823, the
composer had taken subscription
orders to have manuscript copies
prepared expressly for some of his
most influential admirers — including
Prince Nikolai Galitzin, for whom he
had also written three of his late string
quartets. It was Galitzin who arranged
for the world premiere, which took
place in St. Petersburg in April 1824.
In Vienna, only three of the five
movements were ever heard during
Beethoven’s lifetime.
During the last decade of his life,
Beethoven experienced a kind of
spiritual awakening. In the Missa
solemnis, he wanted to communicate
that experience to the world; as he
wrote in a letter, “My chief aim was
to awaken and permanently instill
religious feelings not only in the
singers but also in the listeners.” In
order to achieve this aim, Beethoven
held nothing back. The vocal parts
(not only those of the soloists but
the chorus as well) are fiendishly
difficult; harmonically and structurally,
Beethoven’s music was never more
complex than here. Yet, listening to
the Missa, one understands that it
less would not have been enough to
transmit the composer’s vision to the
audience. A fiercely individual free
thinker grappling with the mysteries
of God, death, and afterlife — the
stakes have never been higher in a
piece of music, and the composer
had to make use of every expressive
means at his disposal.
This insistence on communication
(or communion) with the audience
is apparent from the inscription on
the first page of the score: “From

the heart: may it reach the heart.”
Musically, this fervent wish finds
expression in the fact that most of
the themes in the work are not based
on song-like, symmetrical phrases
but are, instead, short, gesture-like
utterances. The setting of the opening
word of the Mass, “Kyrie” (Lord),
sung on a single repeated note by
the chorus, is a good example for
this eminently dramatic approach to
the text. It is only after the tone has
been set by these powerful single
chords that a gentler melodic figure is
introduced on “eleison” (have mercy).
The isolated gestures contrast with a
more continuous melodic flow in the
“Christe,” begun by the four soloists;
the sustained motion is generated by
polyphonic imitation.
The “Gloria” and “Credo”
movements always present a special
challenge because of the great
length of their texts. Many composers
have broken up these texts into
several independent movements
to make them more manageable,
but Beethoven opted for a single
uninterrupted musical statement,
unified by a recapitulation of the
opening “Gloria” theme at the very
end, and of the “Credo” theme
numerous times throughout that
movement. In between those motivic
restatements, we have a wide variety
of motifs in different keys, tempos,
and orchestrations, as dictated
by the emotional content of the
individual words and lines. Starting
and ending with an ecstatic praise
of God, the “Gloria” passes through
some moments of introspection: after
the words “Gratias agimus tibi,” the
initial exuberance gives way to more
subdued feelings, as the solemn
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proclamation about God is followed
by a direct address of God (“We give
you thanks”). After a brief return to
the original “Gloria” mood, we reach
the heart of the movement with
“Qui tollis” (You who take away the
sins of the world), where the tempo
drops to larghetto and the quartet
of soloists intones an intimate plea
for mercy. With “Quoniam” (For you
alone are holy), private prayer once
again changes to public worship.
Tradition demanded that the “Gloria”
movement end with a fugue, but in
the present case, the music takes a
dramatic turn when, after an emphatic
restatement of the theme in slow
motion (augmentation, to use the
technical term), the excitement
reaches fever pitch as the tempo
suddenly increases. It is at the
climactic moment of this development
that the theme from the beginning
of the movement returns (in a faster
tempo than the first time), closing
the circle at the end of a fascinating
spiritual journey.
The next movement, the “Credo,”
is another spiritual journey, even
more complex than the “Gloria.” The
dogmas of the Catholic Church as
codified in the Nicene Creed from the
year 325 never lent themselves easily
to musical treatment. Beethoven set
the first word, “Credo” (I believe) to
a short and pithy motif that serves
as the glue holding the entire
movement together. From the start,
the “I” receives at least as much
emphasis as the “believe.” At the
words “qui propter nos homines” (who
for us humans), the music suddenly
turns gentle and lyrical to illustrate
the descent from heaven to earth.
As with the “Gloria,” the “Credo”
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centers around a slow middle section
which, in this case, begins with the
words “Et incarnatus est” (And He
became incarnate). The birdsonglike high trills of the flute during this
section depict the Holy Spirit, often
represented in paintings as a dove.
The “homo” in “Homo factus est” (he
was made man) once again receives
special treatment, before we reach
the most tragic part of the movement
with the mention of crucifixion.
The musical image of resurrection,
immediately following, maximizes
dramatic contrast and leads directly
to the recapitulation, inevitable here
because of the reappearance of
the word “Credo” in the text. Here
Beethoven rather quickly passes over
a few articles of faith (especially the
reference to the Holy Catholic and
Apostolic Church) to arrive at another
major choral fugue on the words “Et
vitam venturi saeculi” (And to life ever
after). The fugue culminates in an
extremely elaborate treatment of the
word “Amen,” including a cadenza for
the four solo singers resembling an
analogous moment near the end of
the Ninth Symphony.
To Beethoven, the “Sanctus,”
the solemn proclamation of God’s
holiness, was not a matter of
exuberant fanfares; he approached
it instead like a mystery, with
some rather unusual harmonic
progressions and a choral recitative
where the singers seem almost
tongue-tied in their awe before the
incomprehensible. Then, at “Pleni
sunt coeli et terra gloria tua” (Heaven
and earth are full of your glory),
a true celebration begins. After a
brief, ecstatic “Osanna,” we come
to another moment of introspection,

perhaps the most powerful of all:
the celebrated “Benedictus,” with
its famous violin solo. This exquisite
movement is introduced by a dark and
subdued orchestral preludium after
which the violin solo enters, on a high
note, “like a ray of light,” to quote
musicologist William Kinderman’s
formulation from his insightful
Beethoven monograph. After so many
harmonically complex passages
earlier in the Mass, the pure G Major
sonorities of the “Benedictus” are
a perfect expression of the solace
brought to the world by the arrival of
“Him who comes in the name of the
Lord.” Following the “Benedictus,”
the liturgy calls for a repeat of the
“Osanna,” but contrary to traditional
usage, Beethoven did not repeat the
ecstatic music of the first “Osanna.”
Instead, unwilling to break the spell
cast by the “Benedictus,” he kept its
tempo and character all the way to
the end.
The monumental work is crowned
by the “Agnus Dei,” starting out
as a gentle supplication for mercy
but turning into something quite
different. Opening with a bass solo
in the lowest register of the low male
voice, Beethoven gradually brings
in all the voices and finally, at the
words “Dona nobis pacem” (Grant us
peace), introduces one of the most
memorable melodies of the entire
composition. (At this point, Beethoven
wrote into the score: “An appeal for
inner and outer peace.”) But our
tribulations are not quite over yet. To
place his vision of peace into sharper
relief, Beethoven twice conjures up
images of war. An ominous drumroll
and distant trumpet calls threaten
that vision, and the recitative of the

soloists sounds positively “anxious”
(ängstlich), according to Beethoven’s
instruction in the score. The second
time (following an extended orchestral
interlude), the noises of war provoke
a terrified response from the entire
chorus, and the Dona nobis pacem
sounds less like a plea than a
demand. The work concludes with
a restatement of the great “peace”
theme, but the menacing drum-rolls
persist almost to the very end. In the
words of William Kinderman, “The end
of the Mass is left ambiguous, since a
prayer for peace is far from being its
fulfillment. In the Missa Solemnis the
ultimate goal for human aspiration is
located in a transcendental quest.” Let
us hope that some day, this quest will
bring us the “inner and outer peace”
for which Beethoven prayed.
Program note by Peter Laki.

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T E X T S A N D T R A N S L AT I O N S
Kyrie
Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.

Gloria
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te,
adoramus te, glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi
propter magnam gloriam tuam.
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis,
Deus pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite,
Jesu Christe.
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei,
Filius Patris.

Glory to God in the highest.
And on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you,
we worship you, we glorify you.
We give you thanks
for your great glory.
Lord God, heavenly King,
God, Father omnipotent.
Lord, the only-begotten Son,
Jesus Christ most high.
Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father.

Qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes ad dextram Patris,
miserere nobis!

You who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
You who take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
You who sit at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy upon us.

Quoniam tu solus sanctus,
tu solus Dominus,
tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spiritu
in gloria Dei Patris, amen.

For you alone are holy,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone most high, Jesus Christ.
With the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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Credo
Credo in unum Deum,
patrem omnipotentem,
factorem coeli et terrae,
visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum,
Filium Dei unigenitum,
et ex Patre natum ante omnia saecula,
Deum de Deo,
lumen de lumine,
Deum verum de Deo vero,
genitum, non factum,
consubstantialem Patri,
per quem omnia facta sunt,
qui propter nos homines
et propter nostram salutem
descendit de coelis.

I believe in one God,
Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages,
God of God,
light of light,
true God of true God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.
Who for all humanity,
and for our salvation,
came down from heaven.

Et incarnatus est
de Spiritu Sancto
ex Maria Virgine,
et homo factus est.
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis
sub Pontio Pilato,
passus et sepultus est.

And became incarnate
by the Holy Spirit
of the Virgin Mary
and was made a man.
He was also crucified for us
under Pontius Pilate,
suffered, and was buried.

Et resurrexit tertia die
secundum scipturas,
et ascendit in coelum,
sedet ad dexteram Patris,
et iterum venturus est cum gloria
judicare vivos et mortuos,
cujus regni non erit finis.

And on the third day he rose again,
according to the scriptures,
and ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of the Father,
and he shall come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead,
whose kingdom shall have no end.

Et in Spiritum Sanctum,
Dominum et vivificantem,
qui ex Patre Filioque procedit,
qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur
et conglorificatur,
qui locutus est per prophetas,
et unam sanctam catholicam
et apostolicam ecclesiam.
Confiteor unum baptisma
in remissionem peccatorum,
et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum.
et vitam venturi saeculi, amen.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord and life-giver,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
together are worshipped and glorified,
who spoke through the prophets,
and I believe in one holy catholic
and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism
for the remission of sins,
and I look for the Resurrection of the Dead,
and life everlasting. Amen.

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Sanctus
Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus,
Dominus Deus Sabaoth!
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
Osanna in excelsis!

Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God of hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest!

Benedictus
Benedictus qui venit
in nomine Domini.
Osanna in excelsis!

Blessed is He that comes
in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest!

Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei,
qui tollis peccate mundi,
dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God,
you who take away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Lamb of God,
you who take away the sins of the world,
grant us peace.

Photo (next spread): Scott Hanoian; photographer: Peter Smith.
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ARTISTS
Scott Hanoian (conductor) is the music
director and conductor of the UMS Choral
Union where he conducts and prepares
the Grammy Award-winning chorus in
performances with the world’s finest
orchestras and conductors. Choruses
prepared by Mr. Hanoian have sung under
the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Iván Fischer,
Stefan Sanderling, and Peter Oundjian.
Mr. Hanoian is active as an organist,
accompanist, continuo artist, conductor,
choral adjudicator, and guest clinician. He is
the director of music and organist at Christ
Church Grosse Pointe, where he directs the
church’s four choirs and oversees the yearly
concert series. Mr. Hanoian has served on
the faculty of Wayne State University and
Oakland University and was the artistic
director and conductor of the Oakland
Choral Society from 2013–2015.
As an organist and conductor, Mr. Hanoian
has performed concerts throughout the US
and has led choirs on trips to Great Britain,
Ireland, Italy, France, and Spain. In the
summer of 2017, Mr. Hanoian will lead the
Christ Church Schola during their weeklong
residency at Westminster Abbey.
Before moving to Grosse Pointe, Mr.
Hanoian was the assistant organist and
assistant director of music at Washington
National Cathedral where he played the
organ for many services including the
funerals for Presidents Ronald Reagan and
Gerald Ford. Mr. Hanoian has recorded the
complete organ works of Johannes Brahms
for the JAV label.
Acclaimed for her musicality and
versatility, Erin Wall (soprano) sings an
extensive opera and concert repertoire
spanning three centuries, from Mozart
and Beethoven to Britten and Strauss.
She has sung leading roles in many of the

world’s great opera houses, including the
Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Vienna
Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, and
Lyric Opera of Chicago, and appears in
concert with leading conductors and
symphony orchestras worldwide.
Operatic highlights from Ms. Wall’s
2016–17 season include performances
of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni for her
company debut with San Francisco
Opera, Anna Sørensen in Silent Night with
Michigan Opera Theatre, and her role debut
as Desdemona in Otello with Vancouver
Opera. On the concert stage, Ms. Wall sings
Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the NHK
Symphony Orchestra (under conductor
Paavo Järvi), the title role in Vanessa with
the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester
Berlin (David Zinman), Mahler’s Symphony
No. 2 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic
(Edo de Waart), Beethoven’s Symphony No.
9 with the San Diego Symphony (de Waart)
and Colorado Symphony (Duain Wolfe),
Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the BBC
Scottish Symphony (Thomas Dausgaard),
a return to the Edinburgh International
Festival in two leading roles, and the title
role in Thaïs with the Melbourne Symphony
(Andrew Davis). Future engagements
include returns to the Canadian Opera
Company and the Lyric Opera of Chicago,
both in leading roles.
Possessing a voice of uncommon allure,
musical sophistication far beyond her
years, and intuitive and innate dramatic
artistry, Grammy Award-winning Kelley
O’Connor (mezzo-soprano) has emerged
as one of the most compelling performers
of her generation. During the 2016–17
season, her impressive symphonic
calendar includes a Boston Symphony
Orchestra debut in a program of Brahms,
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Purcell, and Stravinsky in collaboration
with Thomas Adès; Wagner’s Wesendonck
Lieder with Matthias Pintscher conducting
the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; John
Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other
Mary with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner
Philharmoniker, and with David Robertson
and the St. Louis Symphony both at Powell
Symphony Hall in St. Louis and at Carnegie
Hall; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with
Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival
Orchestra; and Mahler’s Das Lied von der
Erde with Louis Langrée and the Detroit
Symphony, and with Donald Runnicles
and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
In performances with Jaap van Zweden
and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ms.
O’Connor sings Mahler’s Third Symphony
and she assays the role of Erda in concert
performances of Wagner’s Das Rheingold
with the New York Philharmonic and
Alan Gilbert.
This season, Ms. O’Connor brings
her artistry to the recital stage in three
distinguished settings: she returns to
the Collaborative Arts Institute Chicago
for programs spotlighting the songs
of Debussy, Massenet, Chausson, and
Canteloube; she joins pianist Louis
Langrée for recital programs in Cincinnati
featuring songs of Brahms and Ravel;
and she is accompanied by her frequent
collaborator, Donald Runnicles, at the
Grand Teton Music Festival in a program of
Brahms and Bernstein.
A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s
Lindemann Young Artist Development
Program, Matthew Plenk (tenor) made his
Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2007–08
season as the Sailor’s Voice in Tristan und
Isolde under the baton of Maestro James
Levine, a role he repeated under the baton
of Daniel Barenboim. He has since returned
to the Met as Arturo in I Puritani, Janek in
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The Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in
Il Tabarro, and Marcellus in Hamlet, and
appeared as Arturo in the Met’s 2011 tour
of Japan.
Mr. Plenk made his Carnegie Hall debut
with the Metropolitan Opera Chamber
Ensemble, singing the Brahms Liebeslieder
Walzer and duets by Schumann. Other
concert engagements have included
Handel’s Messiah with UMS in Ann Arbor
and with the Minnesota Orchestra,
concert performances of Salome and
Daphne with the Cleveland Orchestra in
Cleveland and in New York, Borsa in a
concert performance of Rigoletto with
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles
Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the
Shepherd in Oedipus Rex with both the
Boston Symphony Orchestra (with James
Levine) and the Philadelphia Orchestra
(with Charles Dutoit), his debut at the
Tanglewood Festival as Iopas in Berlioz’
Les Troyens with James Levine conducting,
Filas’ Requiem with the Oratorio Society
of New York in Carnegie Hall, and
appearances at the Aspen Music and La
Jolla Summerfest festivals.
In 2005 Mr. Plenk was one of 16 singers
invited to work with Naxos Records and
Yale University in a collaborative project
to record the complete songs of Charles
Ives. He has been appointed as assistant
professor of voice at The University of
Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He is a
Samling Scholar, and holds a bachelor’s
degree from the Hartt School of Music and
a master’s degree from Yale University. His
many awards include grand finalist in the
2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council
Auditions, first place winner of the Five
Towns Music Competition, and grand prize
winner at the Music Lovers Competition.
Praised by the Washington Post as having
a voice of “unearthly power,” The Houston

Press as being a “blow away singer,” and
the San Jose Mercury News as a “natural
comic actor,” Nathan Stark (bass) has
performed on operatic, concert, and recital
stages throughout the US, Europe, and
China. Hailing from Hughson, California,
Mr. Stark has performed with opera
houses including the Metropolitan Opera,
Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Fort Worth
Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Virginia
Opera, and Arizona Opera.
In the 2016–17 season, Mr. Stark returns
to Hawaii Opera Theatre singing the role
of Colline in La Boheme, the BARD Music
Festival as Petr Fedorovič Basmanov in
Dvořák’s Dimitri, Opera San Jose as General
Audebert in Silent Night, Madison Opera as
Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Dayton Opera
as Escamillo in Carmen, Cincinnati Opera as
Colline in La Boheme, the Canton Symphony
Orchestra as the bass soloist for Verdi’s
Requiem, Cathedral Productions as the bass
soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and returns as a
guest soloist for the 2017 OperaArts Festival
of Opera & Art in Palm Desert, California.
Mr. Stark has given recitals throughout
the US and Germany, concerts at the Great
Wall of China, the US Colombian Embassy,
US French Embassy, the US Austrian
Embassy, and the Washington National
Cathedral. In 2005 he was chosen to be the
featured soloist for the nationally televised
opening ceremonies of the Air Force One
exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Library for
former First Ladies Laura Bush and Nancy
Reagan, members of the US Senate and
Congress, and for then-President of the US,
George W. Bush. He holds degrees in vocal
and opera performance from California
State University, Long Beach (BM and MM)
and the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music (AD). His voice
teachers have included Lewis Woodward,
Cherrie Llewellyn, Shigemi Matsumoto,
Marilyn Horne, and Kenneth Shaw.

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
(A2SO) has been independently and
favorably compared to musical giants
such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Boston,
and Detroit symphony orchestras. All of
these orchestras play regularly here, and
our quality-conscious audience equates
the A2SO to them with their discretionary
entertainment dollars. This season the A2SO
announced sixth consecutive year of over
1,000 subscribers, underscoring the quality
of the musical experience delivered to our
growing audience.
The A2SO is a versatile orchestra,
performing the gamut of musical styles: from
Beethoven to Kodály, and from the revered
Russian masters to new and contemporary
music by Ann Arbor’s own Bill Bolcom,
Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers, and
Michael Schachter. A2SO concerts frequently
feature world-class guest soloists including
opening this season with Jon Kimura Parker
here in Hill Auditorium. The A2SO is most
privileged to be part of a community already
enriched with musical talent including
Kathryn Votapek, Tim Michling, and Bill
Campbell, and area choruses such as the
UMS Choral Union and Measure for Measure.
We are proud to play concerts in all venues
— from area farmers markets to school
classrooms, and from libraries to day care
centers and senior centers.
You can hear A2SO concerts in person
and by broadcast on WKAR and WRCJ radio
stations. Whether on the ipod or radio,
in the concert hall or the classroom, the
A2SO is passionately committed to lead
and enrich the culture of the region. As
Washtenaw County’s largest arts employer,
we attract, inspire, and educate the most
diverse audience possible, foster a growing
appreciation for orchestral music and
regional talent, and provide imaginative
programming through community
involvement.
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Join the A2SO at the Michigan Theater
Saturday, March 18 for Stravinsky’s bold
Firebird and at Hill Auditorium on Sunday,
May 7 for Verdi: Viva L’Italia.
Formed in 1879 by a group of local
university and townspeople who gathered
together for the study of Handel’s Messiah,
the UMS Choral Union has performed
with many of the world’s distinguished
orchestras and conductors in its 138year history. First led by Professor Henry
Simmons Frieze and then conducted
by Professor Calvin Cady, the group has
performed Handel’s Messiah in Ann
Arbor annually since its first Messiah
performance in December 1879. Based
in Ann Arbor under the aegis of UMS
and led by Scott Hanoian, the 175-voice
Choral Union is known for its definitive
performances of large-scale works for
chorus and orchestra.
The UMS Choral Union’s 2016–17 season
began with its annual performances of
Handel’s Messiah at Hill Auditorium with
the Ann Arbor Symphony. In February, the
UMS Choral Union joined the Budapest
Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván
Fischer for a performance of Beethoven’s
Ninth Symphony — the first time in 30
years it had been performed under UMS
auspices at Hill Auditorium. Women of the
UMS Choral Union will join the Ann Arbor
Symphony Orchestra and Arie Lipsky in
March for a performance of Debussy’s
Nocturnes. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis will
be performed with the Toledo Symphony
and Stefan Sanderling again in April at
the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle, and
the chorus will end the season in May
with performances of Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony with the Detroit Symphony and
Leonard Slatkin.
The UMS Choral Union was a participant
chorus in a rare performance and recording
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of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence
and of Experience in Hill Auditorium in April
2004 under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
Naxos Records released a three-disc set of
this recording in October 2004, featuring
the UMS Choral Union and U-M School of
Music, Theatre & Dance ensembles. The
recording won four Grammy Awards in
2006, including “Best Choral Performance”
and “Best Classical Album.” The recording
was also selected as one of The New York
Times “Best Classical Music CDs of 2004.”
Other recent highlights include a Grammynominated recording project with the
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s
choral and orchestral ensembles of a
performance of the rarely heard Oresteian
Trilogy by Darius Milhaud conducted by
Kenneth Kiesler. In May 2013, chorus
members joined the Detroit Symphony and
Leonard Slatkin in a performance of Ives’s
Symphony No. 4 as part of Carnegie Hall’s
Spring for Music festival in New York.
Participation in the UMS Choral Union
remains open to all students and adults by
audition.
For more information on how to audition,
please email choralunion@umich.edu,
call 734.763.8997, or visit
www.ums.org/choralunion.

UMS ARCHIVES
This evening’s performance marks the UMS Choral Union’s 435th appearance
under UMS auspices, following its most recent UMS performances of Handel’s
Messiah in December 2016 under the baton of Scott Hanoian. Scott Hanoian
makes his sixth UMS appearance as conductor this evening, following his
UMS debut in December 2015 in performances of Handel’s Messiah. This
evening’s performance marks the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s 75th UMS
performance since its 1974 UMS debut. Mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor makes
her second UMS appearance this evening, following her UMS debut in February
2017 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer in a
performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Hill Auditorium. This evening’s
concert marks tenor Matthew Plenk’s third performance under UMS auspices,
following his UMS debut in December 2015 in performances of Handel’s
Messiah. UMS welcomes soprano Erin Wall and bass Nathan Stark as they
make their UMS debuts this evening.
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ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Arie Lipsky / Music Director of the Ann Arbor Symphony
Mary Steffek Blaske / Executive Director
Jim Lancioni / Production Manager
Naomi Leong / Production Coordinator
Violin I
Kathryn Votapek*
Concertmaster
Aaron Berofsky Concertmaster Chair

Michael Bechtel
Straka-Funk Associate Concertmaster
Chair Honoring Kathryn Votapek

Jennifer Berg
Jennifer Berg Violin Chair

Lijia Phang
Froehlich Family Violin Chair

John Bian
Alena Carter
Ruth Merigian and
Albert A. Adams Chair

Linda Etter
Linda Etter Violin Chair

Grace Kim
Bram Margoles
Sharon Meyers
Priscilla Johnson
Violin II
Barbara Sturgis-Everett*
Gates & Rudisill Endowed Principal
Second Violin Chair

Cello
Sarah Cleveland*
Sundelson Endowed Principal
Cello Chair

Sabrina Lackey
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Cello Chair

Eric Amidon
Rita and James H. White Cello Chair

Andrea Yun
Marijean Quigley-Young Cello Chair

Caroline Kim
Nancy Chaklos
Brandon Cota
Bass
Gregg Emerson Powell*
Jon Luebke
The EZ Chair

Joy Rowland

Sarah and Jack Adelson Violin Chair
Doubleday Family Second Violin Chair

Jecoliah Wang
Brian K. Etter Memorial Violin Chair

Jenny Wan
Cyril Zilka
Katie Rowan
Kim, Darlene, and Taylor Eagle
Violin Chair

Anne Ogren
Elaine Sargous

Robert Rohwer
Jonathan Hammonds
Flute
Chris James*
Merryl Monard
Oboe
Timothy Michling*
Gilbert Omenn Endowed Principal
Oboe Chair

Kristin Reynolds
Bill and Jan Maxbauer Oboe Chair

Clarinet
Chad Burrow*
Jim and Millie Irwin Endowed Principal
Clarinet Chair

Elliott Ross
Rachel and Arie Lipsky Clarinet Chair

Viola
Kristina Willey*
Tim and Leah Adams Principal
Viola Chair

Jacqueline Hanson
Vincent Family Charitable Fund
Section Viola Chair

Janine Bradbury
Antione Hackney
Barbara Zmich
Yury Ozhegov
Nathan Peters
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Trumpet
Bill Campbell*
David S. Evans III Principal
Trumpet Chair

Eriko Shibata
Lisa Marie Tubbs Trumpet Chair

Trombone
Donald Babcock*
Scott Hartley
Mark and Susan Orringer Family
Trombone Chair

Greg Lanzi

The A2SO Board Emerita Chair

Rita Wang
David Ormai

Horn
Dave Denniston*
Tamara Kosinski
Matt Hansen
Garrett Krohn

Bassoon
Christian Green*
E. Daniel Long Principal Bassoon Chair

John Kriewall
William and Betty Knapp Section
Bassoon Chair

Scott Bartlett
Contrabassoon

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

*Principal

UMS CHORAL UNION
Scott Hanoian / Conductor and Music Director
Shohei Kobayashi / Assistant Conductor
Jean Schneider and Scott VanOrnum / Accompanists
Kathleen Operhall / Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton / Librarian
Soprano
Hedvig Bille Andersson
Elizabeth Baldner
Debra Joy Brabenec
Ann Burke
Anne Cain-Nielsen
Carol Callan
Susan F. Campbell
Cheryl D. Clarkson
Barbara Clayton
Marie Ankenbruck Davis
Carrie Deierlein
Kristina Eden
Susannah Engdahl
Jennifer Lynn Freese
Marie Gatien – SC
Cindy Glovinsky
Keiko Goto
Juyeon Ha
Meredith Hanoian
Jenny Hebert
Rebecca Hixon
Suzanne Hopkins
Chloe Keast
Kyoung Kim
Jessica C. B. King
Rachel Krupp
Kathleen E. Marinan
Margaret McKinney
Carole McNamara
Katie Mysliwiec
Stacey Nathan
Margaret Dearden Petersen
Sara J. Peth
Julie Pierce
Renee Roederer
Mary Schieve
Joy Schultz
Nikhila Shankar
Elizabeth Starr
Jennifer Stevenson
Sue Ellen Straub
Sarai Troutman
Ariel Wan
Margaret (Margie) Warrick
Barbara J. Weathers
Mary Wigton – SL
Linda Wills
Alto
Paula Allison-England
Carol Barnhart
Laura Bednarek
Margy Boshoven
Lauren Boyles-Brewitt

Lora Perry Campredon
Cheong-Hee Chang
Kathleen Evans Daly
Elise Demitrack
Melissa Doyle
Jessica Dudek
Sarah Fenstermaker
Jane Forman
Judi Lempert Green
Johanna Grum
Kat Hagedorn
Nancy Heaton
Carol Kraemer Hohnke
Melissa Evans Itsell
Katherine Klykylo
Jean Leverich
Cynthia Lunan
Milisa Manojlovich
Elizabeth Mathie
Beth McNally – SC
Kathleen McEnnis
Marilyn Meeker – SL
Anne Messer
Carol Milstein
Lisa Murray
Hanna M. Reincke
Ruth Senter
Meghana Shankar
Cindy Shindledecker
Susan Sinta
Hanna Song
Katherine Spindler
Gaye Beck Stevens
Paula Strenski
Ruth A. Theobald
Jessica Thweni
Cheryl Utiger
Cynthia Weaver
Mary Beth Westin
Karen Woollams
Tenor
Ernesto Alvarez
Michael Ansara Jr.
Gary Banks – SC
Adam Bednarek
Parinya Chucherdwatanasak
Joseph D. Daniel
John R. Diehl
Fr. Timothy J. Dombrowski
Steven Fudge – SL
Richard S. Gibson
Carl Gies
Arthur Gulick
Peter C.Henninger-Osgood

Benjamin Johnson
Marius Jooste
Bob Klaffke
Shohei Kobayashi
Christopher Miller
Nic Mishler
Anthony Parham Sr.
Eric Portenga
Andrew Ridder
Ray Shuster
Carl Smith
Maxwell Trombley
Trevor Young
Bass
Sam Baetzel
William H. Baxter
Joel Beam
Daniel Bizer-Cox
William Boggs – SC
Charles A. Burch
Kyle Cozad
George Dentel
John Dryden
Robert Edgar
Jeffrey Ellison
Allen Finkel
Greg Fleming
Robert R. Florka
Jorge I iguez-Lluhi
Michael S. Khoury
Sunho Lee
Rick Litow
Roderick L. Little
Joseph D. McCadden
James B. McCarthy
Ian Roederer
Paul C. Schultz
William Shell – SL
David Sibbold
William Stevenson
David Townsend
Thomas Trevethan
James Watz
Matthew Yettaw
SC – Section Coach
SL – Section Leader

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TONIGHT’S VICTOR FOR UMS:

Jerry Blackstone UMS Choral
Union Performance Fund

Supporter of this evening’s performance of Beethoven’s
Missa Solemnis.

M AY W E A L S O R E C O M M E N D . . .
3/24
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
4/1
Michael Fabiano, tenor with Martin Katz, piano
4/25
The English Concert: Handel’s Ariodante

Tickets available at www.ums.org.

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3/25

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(Michigan League Koessler Room, Third Floor, 911 N. University
Avenue, 7:00 pm)

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UMS gratefully acknowledges the support of the following private foundations,
government agencies, and University of Michigan units:
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$20,000–
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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.
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Sarah Nicoli
Vice Chair
Rachel Bendit
Secretary
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Mark Clague
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Ann Arbor Public Schools
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A. Douglas Rothwell
Chair, Corporate Council
Stephen G. Palms
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Bruce Tuchman
Chair, National Council
William Shell
Chair, Advisory Committee
James C. Stanley
Maxine J. Frankel
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UMS Senate
The UMS Senate is composed of former members of the Board of Directors who
dedicate time and energy to UMS and our community. Their ongoing commitment
and gracious support of UMS are greatly appreciated.
Wadad Abed
Michael C. Allemang
Carol L. Amster
Gail Davis-Barnes
Kathleen Benton
Lynda Berg
Richard S. Berger
Maurice S. Binkow
DJ Boehm
Lee C. Bollinger
Charles W. Borgsdorf
Janice Stevens-Botsford
Paul C. Boylan
William M. Broucek
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Robert Buckler
Letitia J. Byrd
David Canter
Kathleen G. Charla
Mary Sue Coleman
Jill A. Corr
Peter B. Corr
Ronald M. Cresswell
Martha Darling
Hal Davis
Sally Stegeman DiCarlo
Robert F. DiRomualdo
Junia Doan
Al Dodds
Julia Donovan Darlow
James J. Duderstadt
David Featherman
David J. Flowers
George V. Fornero
Maxine J. Frankel
Patricia M. Garcia
Beverley B. Geltner
Christopher Genteel
Anne Glendon
Patricia Green
William S. Hann
Shelia M. Harden
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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

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John W. Reed
Todd Roberts
Richard H. Rogel
Prudence L. Rosenthal
A. Douglas Rothwell
Sharon Rothwell
Judy Dow Rumelhart
Maya Savarino
Ann Schriber
Edward R. Schulak
John J.H. Schwarz
Erik H. Serr
Ellie Serras
Joseph A. Sesi
Harold T. Shapiro
George I. Shirley
John O. Simpson
Timothy P. Slottow
Anthony L. Smith
Carol Shalita Smokler
Jorge A. Solis
Cheryl Soper
Peter Sparling
Rick Sperling
James C. Stanley
Lois U. Stegeman
Edward D. Surovell
James L. Telfer
Susan B. Ullrich
Michael D. VanHermert
Eileen Lappin Weiser
B. Joseph White
Marina v.N. Whitman
Clayton E. Wilhite
Iva M. Wilson
Karen Wolff

The UMS National Council is composed of U-M alumni and performing arts
enthusiasts across the country committed to supporting, promoting, and advocating
for UMS with a focus on ensuring that the performing arts are an integral part of the
student experience.
Bruce Tuchman
Chair
Andrew Bernstein
Kathleen G. Charla
Jacqueline Davis
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Janet Eilber
Barbara Fleischman
Maxine Frankel

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

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

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

Albert Berriz
Bruce Brownlee
Robert Buckler
Robert Casalou

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

Sharon Rothwell
Frederick E. Shell
Michael B. Staebler
James G. Vella
Stephen R. Forrest
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UMS Students
Students in our volunteer internship and work-study program gain valuable
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continued success.
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Trevor Hoffman
Olivia Johnson
Sarah Kavallar
Ayantu Kebede
Meredith Kelly
Caitlyn Koester
Bridget Kojima
Jakob Lenhardt
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Westley Montgomery
Natalie Nye
Emma Puglia
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Jacob Rogers
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through community engagement, provide and secure financial support, and
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Zita Gillis
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Louise Taylor
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Melissa Bruzzano
Richard Chang
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Barbara Kay
Kendra Kerr
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Cindy Straub
Manager of Volunteers &
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Jeffrey Beyersdorf
Production Director

Suzanne Upton
Development
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Production Coordinator
Anne Grove
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Assistant Conductor
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Chorus Manager
Nancy Heaton
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Generous
Donors
Campaign Gifts and Multi-Year Pledges
To help ensure the future of UMS, the following donors have made pledges
which are payable over a period of up to five years. We are grateful to these
donors for their commitments.
$ 75,000–$ 9 9,9 9 9

Carl Cohen
Ilene H. Forsyth
Maxine and Stuart Frankel
Foundation
Eugene and Emily Grant
Family Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation
Candis J. and Helmut F. Stern
University of Michigan Credit
Union
The Wallace Foundation

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

$10 0,00 0 – $ 4 99, 999

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

$ 50,000–$ 74,9 9 9

Essel and Menakka Bailey
Daniel and Barbara Balbach
Penny and Ken Fischer
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Mohamad Issa/Issa
Foundation
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and
Stone, P.L.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L.
Morelock
Agnes Moy-Sarns and David
Sarns and the Sarns Family
Gil Omenn and Martha
Darling
Tim and Sally Petersen
Phil and Kathy Power
Sharon and Doug Rothwell
Linda Samuelson and Joel
Howell
Jane and Edward Schulak
Dennis and Ellie Serras
Glenn E. Watkins
Marina and Bob Whitman
Gerald B. Zelenock
$ 25,000–$ 49,9 9 9

Carol Amster
Cheryl Cassidy
Junia Doan
John R. Edman and Betty B.
Edman
Barbara Fleischman
Barbara Garavaglia
Charles H. Gershenson Trust
Anne and Paul Glendon

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

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

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

$ 5,0 0 0 –$14,999

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

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

WINTER 2017

Epstein Endowment Fund

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Endowed Funds

Prudence and Amnon Rosenthal K-12
Education Endowment Fund
Charles A. Sink Endowment Fund
Herbert E. and Doris Sloan Endowment Fund
James and Nancy Stanley Endowment Fund
Susan B. Ullrich Endowment Fund
U-M Credit Union Arts Adventures
Endowed Fund at UMS
UMS Endowment Fund
The Wallace Endowment Fund
The Zelenock Family Endowment Fund

Norman and Debbie Herbert
Endowment Fund

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MOZART BIRTHDAY BASH

FIREBIRD

Special guest:
Alon Goldstein

Special guests:
Anton Nel
UMS Choral Union Women

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

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

VIVA L’ITALIA

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

Arie Lipsky, Music Director & Conductor

(734) 994-4801 • a2so.com

We are grateful to the following donors for including UMS in their estate
plans. These gifts will provide financial support to UMS for generations
to come.
Marilyn G. Jeffs
Thomas C. and Constance M. Kinnear
Diane Kirkpatrick
Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Kolins
Frank Legacki and Alicia Torres
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Richard LeSueur
Robert and Pearson Macek
Susan McClanahan
Griff and Pat McDonald
Joanna McNamara
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Len Niehoff
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick O’Dell
David Parsigian
Irena Politano
Eleanor Pollack
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis M. Powers
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Radock
Marnie Reid
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ricketts
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Ellie Serras
Irma J. Sklenar
Richard W. Solt
Hildreth Spencer
Eric and Ines Storhok
Louise Taylor
Roy and JoAn Wetzel
Ann and Clayton Wilhite
Max Wicha and Sheila Crowley
Marion Wirick
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald G. Zollar

WINTER 2017

Anonymous
Bernard and Raquel Agranoff
Mike Allemang
Carol and Herb Amster
Neil P. Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. David G. Anderson
Catherine S. Arcure
Barbara K. and Laurence R. Baker
Rodney and Joan Bentz
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Linda and Maurice Binkow
Elizabeth S. Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
Mr. and Mrs. Pal E. Borondy
Barbara Everitt Bryant
Lou and Janet Callaway
Pat and George Chatas
Mr. and Mrs. John Alden Clark
Carl Cohen
Alan and Bette Cotzin
Mary C. Crichton
Dallas and Sharon Dort
Penny and Ken Fischer
Susan Ruth Fisher
Meredith L. and Neal Foster
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Dr. Sid Gilman and Dr. Carol Barbour
Anne and Paul Glendon
Thea and Elliot Glicksman
Debbie and Norman Herbert
David and Phyllis Herzig
Rita and Peter Heydon
John and Martha Hicks
Gideon and Carol Hoffer

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Planned Gifts/Bequests

How to Make a Gift
UMS excites the imagination, sparks creativity, sharpens collaboration,
inspires new ways of thinking, and connects us in ways that only the
arts can. Your gift of any size will enable UMS to deliver world-class
performances and create outstanding educational opportunities for our
community.
Please send gift to: UMS Development

881 N. University Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1011
For more information, please call 734.764.8489 or visit ums.org/support.
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The following list includes donors who made gifts to UMS over the past year
between December 1, 2015 and November 30, 2016. Due to space restraints,
we can only list in the UMS program book those who donated $250 or more.
Donors of $1–$249 will be included in the online list at ums.org.
PRODUCERS
($500,000 OR MORE)

Eugene and Emily Grant Family
Foundation
University of Michigan

DIRECTORS
($100,000–$499,999)

SOLOISTS
($50,000–$99,999)

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

MAESTROS
($20,000–$49,999)

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

VIRTUOSOS
($10,000–$19,999)

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

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

CONCERTMASTERS
($5,000–$9,999)

Michael Allemang and Janis Bobrin
Carol Amster #
Ann Arbor Automotive
Anonymous
Andrew and Lisa Bernstein
Blue Nile Restaurant
Gary Boren
Carl and Isabelle Brauer Fund
Edward and Mary Cady
Valerie and David Canter
Cheryl Cassidy
Comerica Bank
Conlin Travel and Chris Conlin
Connable Associates
Faber Piano Institute
Nancy and Randall Faber
John and Jackie Farah
David and Jo-Anna Featherman
George W. Ford
includes gift in memory of
Steffi Reiss
The children of Marian P. and
David M. Gates in their memory
Charles H. Gershenson Trust,
Maurice S. Binkow, Trustee
Katherine and Tom Goldberg
John R. Griffith
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Norman and Debbie Herbert #
Carl and Charlene Herstein
Honigman Miller Schwartz and
Cohn LLC
Imagine Fitness & Yoga
The Japan Foundation
David and Sally Kennedy
Jerry and Dale Kolins #
Samuel and Marilyn Krimm
Ted and Wendy Lawrence
Level X Talent
Richard and Carolyn Lineback
Mainstreet Ventures
Mardi Gras Fund
Martin Family Foundation #
Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone,
P.L.C.
M. Haskell and Jan Barney Newman
Virginia Nordby
Rob and Quincy Northrup
Bertram and Elaine Pitt
Philip and Kathy Power
Rosenberg Family Fund
in honor of Maury and
Linda Binkow
Prue and Ami Rosenthal
Savco Hospitality
Lois Stegeman
StoryPoint

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

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

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UMS Support

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David and Karen Stutz
The Summer Fund of the Charlevoix
County Community Foundation
Louise Taylor
Jim Toy
in honor of U-M Regent
Laurence B. Deitch
The University of Michigan Third
Century Initiative
Dody Viola
Stanford and Sandra Warshawsky

LEADERS
($2,500–$4,999)

Jim and Barbara Adams
Michael and Suzan Alexander
Anonymous
Arts Midwest Touring Fund
John and Lillian Back
Karen Bantel and Steve Geiringer
Dr. Carol Barbour and Dr. Sid Gilman
Bradford and Lydia Bates
Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
Ronald and Linda Benson
Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler #
DJ and Dieter Boehm
in honor of Ken Fischer and
Sara Billmann
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Bill Brinkerhoff and Kathy Sample
Carolyn M. Carty and Thomas H. Haug
Anne and Howard Cooper
Julia Donovan Darlow and
John Corbett O'Meara
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
Sharon and Dallas Dort
John Dryden and Diana Raimi
Charles and Julia Eisendrath #
Joan and Emil Engel
Betsy Foxman and Michael Boehnke
Sara and Michael Frank
Thomas and Barbara Gelehrter
Bill and Ruth Gilkey
Clifford and Alice Hart
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
James and Patricia Kennedy
Diane Kirkpatrick
Philip Klintworth
Jean and Arnold Kluge
Leo and Kathy Legatski
Carolyn and Paul Lichter
Jean E. Long
Tim and Lisa Lynch
Ernest and Adele McCarus
Doug and Cate McClure
Paul Morel and Linda Woodworth
William Nolting and Donna Parmelee
Steve and Betty Palms
Elizabeth and David Parsigian
Susan Pollans and Alan Levy
Rick and Mary Price
James and Bonnie Reece
John W. Reed
Anthony L. Reffells
Nathaniel and Melody Rowe
Herbert and Ernestine Ruben
Craig and Jan Ruff
Frankie and Scott Simonds
Susan M. Smith and Robert H. Gray
Linh and Dug Song
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Sue Song
Cheryl Soper
Steve Sullivan and Erin McKean
Judy and Lewis Tann
Shaomeng Wang and Ju-Yun Li
Elise Weisbach

PATRONS
($1,000–$2,499)

Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman
Katherine Aldrich
Richard and Mona Alonzo
Christiane Anderson
Neil P. Anderson
Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Anonymous
Dr. and Mrs. Rudi Ansbacher
Harlene and Henry Appelman
Dr. Frank Ascione
Bob and Martha Ause
Elizabeth R. Axelson and
Donald H. Regan
Jonathan Ayers and Teresa Gallagher
Laurence R. and Barbara K. Baker
Lisa and Jim Baker
Rosalyn, Joshua and Beth Barclay
in memory of Mel L. Barclay, M.D.
John and Ginny Bareham
David and Monika Barera
Norman E. Barnett #
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bartlett
Anne Beaubien and Phil Berry
Cecilia Benner
in memory of David Lebenbom
Kathy Benton and Robert Brown
Rosemary R. Berardi and
Carolyn R. Zaleon
Marc Bernstein and Jennifer Lewis
Sara Billmann and Jeffrey Kuras
Joan Binkow
John Blankley and Maureen Foley
Margaret and Howard Bond
Rebecca S. Bonnell
Laurence and Grace Boxer
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Bozell
Nancy M. Briggs
in memory of Dale E. Briggs
Steve and Rebecca Brown
Robert and Jeannine Buchanan
Tom and Lori Buiteweg
Lawrence and Valerie Bullen
in honor of Ken Fischer
Charles and Joan Burleigh
Barbara and Al Cain
Lou and Janet Callaway
Sally Camper and Bob Lyons
Thomas and Marilou Capo
Jean and Ken Casey
Anne Chase
Patricia Chatas
Cheryl and Brian Clarkson
Deborah Keller-Cohen and
Evan Cohen
Ellen and Hubert Cohen
Roger and Midge Cone
Connie and Jim Cook
Christopher Dahl and Ruth Rowse
in honor of Ken Fischer
Timothy and Robin Damschroder
Charles and Kathleen Davenport #

Michele Derr
in memory of Ellwood Derr
Dennis and Monique Deschaine
Sally and Larry DiCarlo
Molly Dobson
includes gift in honor of Ken Fischer
Steve and Judy Dobson
in honor of Ken Fischer
Jill and Doug Dunn
Peter and Grace Duren
Dworkin Foundation
Rosalie Edwards/
Vibrant Ann Arbor Fund
Johanna Epstein and Steven Katz
Elly and Harvey Falit
Dede and Oscar Feldman
Food Art
Dan and Jill Francis
Judy and Paul Freedman
Leon and Marcia Friedman
Bill and Boc Fulton
Luis and April Gago
Beverley and Gerson Geltner
Zita and Wayne Gillis
Heather and Seth Gladstein
Cozette Grabb
Leslie and Mary Ellen Guinn
Kenneth and Margaret Guire #
Roopa and Hitinder Gurm
Elizabeth and Robert Hamel
Jeff Hannah and Nur Akcasu
Randall L. and Nancy Caine Harbour #
Larry Hastie
Daniel and Jane Hayes #
David W. Heleniak
Sivana Heller
Paul and Nancy Hillegonds #
Diane S. Hoff
Robert M. and Joan F. Howe
Jean Jacobson
Hudson Webber Foundation
Eileen and Saul Hymans
Wallie and Janet Jeffries
Liz Johnson
Mary K. Joscelyn
Richard and Sylvia Kaufman
James A. Kelly and Mariam C. Noland
Janet Kemink and Rodney Smith, MD
Connie and Tom Kinnear
Carolyn and Jim Knake
Michael J. Kondziolka and
Mathias-Philippe Badin
Barbara and Michael Kratchman
Gary and Barbara Krenz
includes gift in honor of Ken Fischer
Donald and Jeanne Kunz
John K. Lawrence and
Jeanine A. DeLay#
Richard LeSueur
Evie and Allen Lichter
E. Daniel and Kay Long #
Fran Lyman
John and Cheryl MacKrell
Edwin and Cathy Marcus
Betsy Yvonne Mark
W. Harry Marsden
Ann W. Martin and Russ Larson
Howard L. Mason
Mary M. Matthews
Jerry A. and Deborah Orr May #

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

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

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

WINTER 2017

BENEFACTORS
($500–$999)

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

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W. Joseph McCune and
Georgiana M. Sanders
Griff and Pat McDonald
Margaret McKinley and Dan Ketelaar
Michael and Terrie McLauchlan #
Scott and Julie Merz
Bert and Kathy Moberg
Elizabeth and John Moje
Cyril Moscow
Mullick Foundation
John and Ann Nicklas
Susan and Mark Orringer #
Judith A. Pavitt
Pfizer Foundation
Marianne Udow-Phillips and
Bill Phillips
Juliet S. Pierson
Stephen and Bettina Pollock
Ray and Ginny Reilly
Malverne Reinhart
Guy and Kathy Rich
Richard and Susan Rogel
Huda Karaman Rosen
Jeri Rosenberg and Vic Strecher
Keith and Sue Rottman
John J. H. Schwarz
Erik and Carol Serr
Janet Shatusky
Carl Simon and Bobbi Low
Nancy and Brooks Sitterley
Michael Sivak and Enid Wasserman
Ren and Susan Snyder
Tamar Springer and Steve Stancroff
Michael B. Staebler and
Jennifer R. Poteat
Ted St. Antoine
Virginia E. Stein
Eric and Ines Storhok
Dalia and Stan Strasius
Charlotte B. Sundelson
in honor of Kenneth Fischer
Ted and Eileen Thacker
Keturah Thunder-Haab
Louise Townley
Jeff and Lisa Tulin-Silver
Susan B. Ullrich #
Robert and Cynthia VanRenterghem
Jack and Marilyn van der Velde
Bob and Liina Wallin
Harvey and Robin Wax
Max and Mary Wisgerhof
Jack and Carolyn Wallace
Joyce Watson and Marty Warshaw
Karl and Karen Weick
Edward and Colleen Weiss
Lauren and Gareth Williams
Charles Witke and Aileen Gatten
The Worsham Family Foundation

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Kara and Lewis Morgenstern
Lisa and Steve Morris
Drs. Louis Nagel and
Julie Jaffee Nagel
Margaret Nance
Erika Nelson and David Wagener
Thomas and Barbara Nelson
Marc Neuberger and Jane Forman
Marylen S. Oberman
Elizabeth Ong
Zoe and Joe Pearson
Wesen and William Peterson
Diana and Bill Pratt
Wallace and Barbara Prince
Quest Productions
Cynthia and Cass Radecki
Harold K. Raisler Foundation, Inc.
Jessica C. Roberts, PhD #
Doug and Nancy Roosa
Stephanie Rosenbaum
Richard and Edie Rosenfeld
Nancy W. Rugani #
Ashish and Norma Sarkar
Maya Savarino
Ann and Tom Schriber
John Scudder and Regan Knapp
Elvera Shappirio
Bruce M. Siegan
Eleanor Singer
Barbara Furin Sloat
Cynthia Sorensen
Becki Spangler and Peyton Bland
Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin
Allan and Marcia Stillwagon
Jannifer Stromberg
Eva Taylor
Stephanie Teasley and Thomas Finholt
Doris H. Terwilliger
John G. Topliss
Joyce Urba and David Kinsella
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Liz and Mohammad Othman
Marie Panchuk
Karen Pancost
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20th ANNUAL SPHINX COMPETITION
for young Black and Latino String Players

February 8 - 12, 2017
Detroit MI

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

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

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

www.SphinxMusic.org

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