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UMS Concert Program, November 17-19, 2017 - New York Philharmonic - Bernstein’s Philharmonic:  A Centennial Festival

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New York Philharmonic BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: 
A Centennial Festival Jaap van Zweden Music Director Designate, Conductor Leonard Slatkin Conductor November 17Ð19, 2017 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor From their very first concert at Hill Auditorium in 1916, the New York Philharmonic and UMS have enjoyed a special relationship. During a 2013 visit, when I was president of the New York Philharmonic, Ken Fischer and I began to explore creative ways to present the orchestra here in Ann Arbor. That conversation seeded a special partnership and a commitment to present three major residencies at the University of Michigan. In my first season as UMS President, IÕm delighted to welcome you to the New York PhilharmonicÕs second major residency. Three mainstage performances and over two dozen educational and community engagement activities promise to deliver memorable moments for students on campus and for our larger community. On behalf of UMS, I also want to extend our deepest appreciation to a special group of people who have generously supported this yearÕs New York Philharmonic Residency. Continued and generous philanthropic support from our donors helps make all that UMS brings to the stage each season Ñ and the hundreds of educational and community engagement activities we offer off the stage Ñ possible. Thank you for joining us. We extend our deepest appreciation to the UMS Friends of the New York Philharmonic Residency who have made gifts to support this weekendÕs residency activities: $100,000 and above Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire Mary and Brian Campbell/The Campbell Fund Eugene and Emily Grant Marion Lawrence Trust $30,000Ð$99,999 Prue and Ami Rosenthal $5,000Ð$29,999 Jack and Susan Carlson/Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan Frances M. Lohr Choral Union Endowment Fund David Sarns and Agnes Moy-Sarns $1,000Ð$4,999 Chris Conlin and Dana Sachs Steve and Betty Palms Marnie Reid Gail Stout Karen and David Stutz $1Ð$999 Janet and Lou Callaway Mark Clague and Laura Jackson Lisa Cook Steve and Rosamund Forrest Kevin Hegarty Tim and Jo Johnson Daniel and Sarah Nicoli Lisa Pappas Tim and Sally Petersen Bill Shell Jim and Nancy Stanley Colleen Stout Susan Sutherland Shauna Tindall Louise Townley CONTENT Concert 1 Friday, November 17, 8:00 pm    5 Concert 2 Saturday, November 18, 2:00 pm    15 Concert 3 Sunday, November 19, 3:00 pm    25       Artists                34     New York Philharmonic Concert 1 Jaap van Zweden
Conductor Friday Evening, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor 22nd Performance of the 139th Annual Season
139th Annual Choral Union Series This weekendÕs New York Philharmonic residency is made possible in part by Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, including generous leadership gifts from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein, Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire, Brian and Mary Campbell, and Eugene and Emily Grant. Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Media partnership provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM,ÊWGTE 91.3 FM, and Ann ArborÕs 107one. Special thanks to the members of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Orchestral Residency Planning Group for their assistance with this weekendÕs residency: Richard Aaron, Danielle Belen, Mark Clague, John Ellis, Paul Feeny, Michael Haithcock, Kenneth Kiesler, Nancy Ambrose King, 
Jeffrey Lyman, and Melody Racine. Additional special thanks to Avalon CafŽ and Kitchen, Jenna Bacolor, Chad Burrows, Bill Campbell, Vince Cardinal, Gillian Eaton, FredÕs, Jonathan Glawe, Joe Gramley, Alvin Hill, Joan Holland, 
David Jackson, Laura Jackson, Fritz Kaenzig, Tim Krohn, Jonathan Kuuskoski, Priscilla Lindsay, 
Scott Pingel, Amy Porter, Seema Reddy, Oriol Sans, Yizhak Schotten, Caitlin Taylor, Adam Unsworth, and Cynthia Kortman Westphal for their participation in events surrounding this weekendÕs performances. Major support for BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin. The New York Philharmonic This Week, nationally syndicated on the WFMT Radio Network, is broadcast 52 weeks per year. Visit for information. New York Philharmonic concert-recordings are available for download and streaming at all major online music stores. VisitÊfor more information. Follow the New York Philharmonic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of lobby floral art for this eveningÕs concert. 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 Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 Part I Funeral March: With measured step. Strict. Like a cortge. Stormily, with greatest vehemence Part II Scherzo: Vigorously, not too fast Part III Adagietto: Very slow Rondo-Finale: Allegro giocoso This eveningÕs concert will be performed without intermission. Photo (next spread): Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic in Hill Auditorium, September 1967. SYMPHONY NO. 5 (1901Ð02) Gustav Mahler Born July 7, 1860 in Kalischt, Bohemia (now Kali.te, Czech Republic) Died May 18, 1911 in Vienna World premiere: October 18, 1904, in Cologne, Germany, with the composer conducting the GŸrzenich Orchestra. UMS premiere: London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink; November 1976 in Hill Auditorium. Snapshots of HistoryÉIn 1902: á Cuba gains independence from the US á The first college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl, between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California á The first teddy bear is produced in the US Throughout his career, Gustav Mahler balanced the competing demands of his dual vocation as a composer and as a conductor. Responsibilities on the podium and in the administrative office completely occupied him during the concert season, forcing him to relegate his composing to the summer months, when he would live as a near-hermit in the Austrian countryside. When he wrote his Fifth Symphony, during the summers of 1901 and 1902, he was escaping a Vienna that had become a source of inordinate stress. On April 1, 1901, he was ousted from his position at the Vienna Philharmonic following a three-year tenure in which the normal roller coaster of Viennese musical politics was rendered more intense by the anti-Semitic sentiments that often dogged him. Mahler was hanging on to his other principal position, as director of the Vienna Court Opera, but that job was stressful, too, and his anxiety at work led to frequent medical problems. Another important event occurred while he was working on this symphony: in November 1901, at a dinner party, he met Alma Schindler, who was just then ending a liaison with her composition teacher, Alexander von Zemlinsky. Gustav and Alma were smitten with one another and they married a few months later, on March 9, 1902, having already set about making their first child, Maria, who arrived on November 2. It would be a complicated and often unhappy marriage, although they stayed together until MahlerÕs death in 1911. Fortunately, Mahler could look forward to his composing. His summer getaway was then at Maiernigg, on the south shore of the Wšrthersee (known sometimes as Lake Worth to English speakers), a bucolic spot in the Carinthia region of southern Austria. Mahler was in the process of building a villa on the lake, and the construction would be completed while this symphony was in progress. At Maiernigg Mahler had also constructed a tiny, sparsely furnished composing hut on the hill behind his villa, and every morning he would meander up along a forest path to work in splendid isolation. This seclusion was mandated: a servant girl, for example, would leave the villa moments after him on a more direct trail so that she could deposit his breakfast at the hut and make her getaway before he arrived. What Mahler achieved during the summers of 1901 and 1902 marked his return to the purely instrumental symphony. His First Symphony had been strictly orchestral, but the three that followed it expanded the musical forces by using singers, whether as soloists or in chorus or both. Yet if MahlerÕs Fifth Symphony is not unusually radical in the forces it requires (extensive though they be), his use of those forces is profoundly imaginative. On top of that, the symphonyÕs structure is curious indeed. It unrolls over five movements (rather than the classic four of most symphonies), and those movements are grouped into three overriding sections: the first and third sections each comprise two movements, while the ÒScherzoÓ stands in the middle as a section unto itself. From its ominous opening trumpet fanfare through to its majestic conclusion more than an hour later (and a semi-tone higher), the Fifth Symphony traces a panorama of human emotions. Bruno Walter (1876Ð1962), who would lead the New York Philharmonic from 1947Ð49, was MahlerÕs assistant in both Hamburg (1894Ð96) and Vienna (beginning in 1901). He wrote: Thus the Fifth Symphony is born, a work of strength and sound self-reliance, its face turned squarely toward life, and its basic mood one of optimism. A mighty funeral march, followed by a violently agitated first movement, a scherzo of considerable dimensions, an adagietto, and a rondo-fugue form the movements. Nothing in any of my conversations with Mahler and not a single note point to the influence of extramusical thoughts or emotions upon the composition of the Fifth. It is music, passionate, wild, pathetic, buoyant, solemn, tender, full of all the sentiments of which the human heart is capable, but still ÒonlyÓ music and no metaphysical questioningÉinterferes with its purely musical course. That ÒAdagiettoÓ is surely the most famous movement from any of the composerÕs symphonies. The conductor (and one-time New York Philharmonic music director) Willem Mengelberg claimed that the movement was an encoded love letter from Gustav Mahler to his wife, Alma. In MengelbergÕs personal score of the Fifth he scribbled: This Adagietto was Gustav MahlerÕs declaration of love for Alma! Instead of a letter, he sent her this in manuscript form; no other words accompanied it. She understood and wrote to him: He should come!!! (both of them told me this!). Scored for only strings and harp, the movement stands apart from the rest of the symphony in its basic sound; its character Ñ pensive, soulful, nostalgic, more resigned than mournful Ñ renders it unique and memorable. It has often been extracted for stand-alone performance in concert or as a ballet score. It was used to set the mood in Luchino ViscontiÕs film Death in Venice, and it has been played at funerals or memorial services for many great figures from the worlds of music and politics, such as Serge Koussevitzky, Robert F. Kennedy, and Leonard Bernstein. The material of the ÒAdagiettoÓ makes a second appearance in the Fifth Symphony, in an entirely different character, in the workÕs ÒRondo-Finale.Ó In 1911 Mahler remarked that this work had come to represent Òthe sum of all the suffering I have been compelled to endure at the hands of life.Ó For us, too, it may convey suffering, but also joy, hope, and numerous other signs of the human condition. Program note by James M. Keller, New York Philharmonic Program Annotator, The Leni and Peter May Chair. Please turn to page 34 for complete artist biographies and an orchestra roster. Archive: UMS program for Leonard BernsteinÕs UMS debut on September 11, 1963 in Hill Auditorium. New York Philharmonic Concert 2 Young PeopleÕs Concert: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein Leonard Slatkin
Conductor Makoto Ozone / Piano Jessica Gomes-Ng / Soprano Jamie Colburn / Tenor Jamie Bernstein / Speaker Theodore Wiprud / Host Habib Azar / Stage Director Saturday Afternoon, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor 23rd Performance of the 139th Annual Season This weekendÕs New York Philharmonic residency is made possible in part by Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, including generous leadership gifts from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein, Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire, Brian and Mary Campbell, and Eugene and Emily Grant. Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Media partnership provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM and Ann ArborÕs 107one. The Steinway piano used in this afternoonÕs performance is made possible by William and Mary Palmer. Special thanks to the members of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Orchestral Residency Planning Group for their assistance with this weekendÕs residency: Richard Aaron, Danielle Belen, Mark Clague, John Ellis, Paul Feeny, Michael Haithcock, Kenneth Kiesler, Nancy Ambrose King, 
Jeffrey Lyman, and Melody Racine. Additional special thanks to Avalon CafŽ and Kitchen, Jenna Bacolor, Chad Burrows, Bill Campbell, Vince Cardinal, Gillian Eaton, FredÕs, Jonathan Glawe, Joe Gramley, Alvin Hill, Joan Holland, 
David Jackson, Laura Jackson, Fritz Kaenzig, Tim Krohn, Jonathan Kuuskoski, Priscilla Lindsay, 
Scott Pingel, Amy Porter, Seema Reddy, Oriol Sans, Yizhak Schotten, Caitlin Taylor, Adam Unsworth, and Cynthia Kortman Westphal for their participation in events surrounding this weekendÕs performances. Support for Young PeopleÕs Concerts is provided by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Major support for BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin. The New York Philharmonic This Week, nationally syndicated on the WFMT Radio Network, is broadcast 52 weeks per year. Visit for information. New York Philharmonic concert-recordings are available for download and streaming at all major online music stores. VisitÊfor more information. Follow the New York Philharmonic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of lobby floral art for this afternoonÕs concert. 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 Young PeopleÕs Concert: Celebrating Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Candide (excerpt) Overture Bernstein Three Dance Episodes from On the Town (excerpts) The Great Lover Times Square: 1944 Bernstein ÒThe Age of Anxiety,Ó Symphony No. 2 (excerpt) The Masque Mr. Ozone Bernstein ÒJeremiah,Ó Symphony No. 1 (excerpt) Profanation Bernstein West Side Story (excerpts) Maria I Feel Pretty Balcony Scene Mambo Ms. Gomes-Ng, Mr. Colburn This afternoonÕs concert will be performed without intermission. Please turn to page 34 for complete artist biographies and an orchestra roster. Photo (next spread): Leonard Bernstein and young U-M composition student William Banfield at 
the Bernstein Benefit at U-M President James DuderstadtÕs home on October 29, 1988. HOW TO WIN FANS AND INFLUENCE (YOUNG) PEOPLE by Doyle Armbrust Back in my freelancing days, I played in an orchestra with a gambling problem. No, not March Madness brackets or Fantasy Football drafts. These bets surrounded the conductor, and one element of his time atop the podium each concert. Actually, the bet was about just that: his time on the podium. This conductor was notorious for delivering the longest, most meandering pre-performance soliloquies any of the musicians had ever been subjected to, and the most epic of these during my tenure clocked in atÉwait for itÉjust over 40 minutes. These exhaustiv.e (and thoroughly exhausting) preambles were ostensibly for the benefit of the audience, to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the music, you understand. Though capable with his baton, this Chatty Cathy in tails somehow lacked that one, essential social skill: recognizing the moment an entire concert hall and all the musicians on stage have simultaneously glazed over as though auditioning for The Walking Dead, en masse. The one-two punch of this verbal anesthesia was 1) The orator appeared more infatuated with his own factoids than the experiential welfare of his hostages, and 2) Condescension permeated the delivery to such an extent that ÒmansplainingÓ doesnÕt quite capture it. This was Òsplain-splaining.Ó The thing is, classical music already has a(n image of) superiority problem. Which is to say, the uninitiated largely assume that those of us who seek this music out have participated in Ken Burns-level research on the subject and undergone extensive training with Clint Eastwood to perfect the glare reserved for mid-symphony clappers. The truth of the matter is that itÕs familiarity that emboldens and vitalizes our love of these pieces, not the ability to identify augmented-sixth chords on the fly. Familiarity is something with which my conductor was unconcerned. It is also something Leonard Bernstein cultivated in perhaps his most enduring legacy, the Young PeopleÕs Concerts of 1960Ð1972. I am of the opinion that these broadcasts are more important than any of the conductor-composerÕs many recordings, his BeethovenÕs Ninth Symphony at the Berlin Wall, or his Mahler at President John F. KennedyÕs funeral. He snagged a CBS primetime slot for three of his 13 seasons, for crying out loud. But why do I, and maybe you, and so many of my professional contemporaries remember with such relish a parent bringing home these VHS tapes from the library? Why are the segments uploaded to YouTube littered with the delicious pangs of nostalgia for these presentations? (Personal favorite: ÒGrew up on this. Sigh. Better than ANY college Music 101 course anywhere ever.Ó) I think BernsteinÕs approach to music advocacy and enlightenment can be best summed up in his narration to ProkofievÕs Peter and the Wolf (CBS Great Performances, 1982). Departing from the usual introductions to the cat/bird/duck/wolf/grandfather themes, Bernstein poses each audio snippet as a pop quiz, congratulating the listener with, ÒRight again!,Ó and, ÒYouÕre batting a thousand!Ó There is empowerment and affirmation in his belief in your knowledge, and a gentle expectation that youÕll be back for more. This familiarity with the audience and conversational delivery is all over the Young PeopleÕs Concerts, from the grainy black-and-white films of the early 1960s up through the groovy color broadcasts (and neckties) of the early 1970s. Even the title suggests a level of maturity lacking in many or most of the kid-centered events IÕve come across in concert halls around the US. Bernstein didnÕt play it safe in these shows, either. ÒThe Genius of Paul HindemithÓ sounds like the punchline to an undergrad viola joke, given how under-appreciated the composer (and champion of the viola) continues to be. And yet, in this episode, Bernstein pulls apart the right and left hands of the Three Exercise Pieces for piano to illuminate the concept of cross-relationships and polytonality. These are not concepts most civilians will be aware of, but by drawing a parallel to BachÕs Two-Part Inventions, what was opaque becomes transparent. It is a discovery, an unveilingÉnot a lecture. Have you ever experienced that oh-so-cringe-y moment at a kidsÕ concert, when the speaker attempts to update the themes of the music with a tenuous reference to pop culture? Kill me now. Bernstein, though, so genuine in his love for the symphonic repertoire and eager to share why, manages to equate the psychedelia of BerliozÕs Symphonie Fantastique with that of the Beatles without ever slipping into the aforementioned pandering. Ò[ItÕs] the first musical description ever made of a tripÉÓ the conductor tells the 1969 audience. If decades have elapsed since you last watched one of these brilliant broadcasts, let me assure you that not only do they hold up exceedingly well Ñ there is even more to be mined in watching them as an adult. I found myself gasping while watching the ÒWho Is Gustav MahlerÓ episode, having recently read a collection of BernsteinÕs personal correspondences in which his wife, the Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre, writes: ÒI am willing to accept you as you are, without being a martyr or sacrificing myself on the L.B. altar.Ó This letter is of course in reference to Bernstein having told Montealegre that he was gay, and watching his passionate description of Mahler (a far lesser-known composer in 1960, when the piece aired) as a man living two disparate lives, simultaneously, is simply heartbreaking. This essay isnÕt about pining for Òthe good old days,Ó though. For instance, a scan of the New York Philharmonic musicians in these videos reminds the viewer just how monochromatic, and what a Òbro-down,Ó was the roster. And to be fair, the Young PeopleÕs Concerts landed its primetime slot in large part because the FCC had its undies in a bundle about the lack of wholesome programming. What Bernstein did better than anyone before or since, though, is to make the sharing of musical knowledge a centerpiece, rather than a side-hustle, of his time at the helm of the New York Philharmonic. Add to that an irrepressible desire to share his enthusiasm and delight in this music, and you have a legacy that defies the Cocker Spaniel-esque attention span of history. P.S.: If youÕre hungry for something new 
in the vein of the Young PeopleÕs Concerts, check out the TED Talk by BernsteinÕs protŽgŽ, Michael Tilson Thomas, and 
then chase down his excellent Keeping Score series. Doyle Armbrust is a Chicago-based violist and member of the Spektral Quartet. He is a contributing writer forÊWQXRÕs Q2 Music,ÊCrainÕs Chicago Business,ÊChicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and formerly, Time Out Chicago. The New York Philharmonic 
Ann Arbor Residency
BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: 
A Centennial Festival This weekend, please join the artists and staff of the New York Philharmonic for a series of dynamic residency events illuminating the legacy of Leonard Bernstein and the wide-ranging artistry of the Philharmonic today. ÑÑ Leadership, Innovation, and the Business of Running an Orchestra Friday, November 17 // 3:00 pm Ross School of Business, Classroom R0420, 701 Tappan Street A conversation with Deborah Borda, president and CEO of the 
New York Philharmonic, and Matthew VanBesien, president of UMS. Leonard BernsteinÕs Impact: Onstage and Around the World Friday, November 17 // 4:30 pm Watkins Lecture Hall, Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive In this discussion, Philharmonic musicians who worked with Leonard Bernstein and Barbara Haws, the OrchestraÕs archivist and historian, relate their first-hand experiences and discuss his legacy as a modern renaissance man in the music world. Unless otherwise indicated, all New York Philharmonic residency events are free and open to the public. Please note that some locations have limited seating and visitors will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Master Classes Friday, November 17 // 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 18 // 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 18 // 6:00 pm Moore Building, 1100 Baits Drive During their residency, New York Philharmonic musicians will offer a range of instrumental master classes for U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) students. Please see for a detailed schedule of individual classes. UMS 101: Classical Music Saturday, November 18 // 12 noon-2:00 pm Pioneer High School Cafeteria Annex, 601 W. Stadium Boulevard/ Hill Auditorium Registration fee: $55, please visit to register Learn about the fundamentals of Western classical music, the evolution of the orchestra, and have your questions answered by an expert in this introductory workshop, all while enjoying the beautiful music of one of AmericaÕs most treasured composers, Leonard Bernstein. Pre-Concert Talk: Reflecting on the Life and 
Legacy of Leonard Bernstein Sunday, November 19 // 1:45 pm Hill Auditorium Mezzanine Lobby In this pre-concert talk, conductor Leonard Slatkin, a Bernstein protŽgŽ, and New York Philharmonic archivist/historian Barbara HawsÊreflect on Leonard BernsteinÕs artistic and cultural legacies. For more information about the New York Philharmonic performances and a complete listing of public residency activities, please visit New York Philharmonic Concert 3 Leonard Slatkin
Conductor Cynthia Phelps / Viola Carter Brey / Cello Jeremy Irons / Speaker Tamara Wilson / Soprano UMS Choral Union Scott Hanoian / Music Director Michigan State University ChildrenÕs Choir Kyle Zeuch / Music Director Sunday Afternoon, November 19, 2017 at 3:00 Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor 24th Performance of the 139th Annual Season
139th Annual Choral Union Series This weekendÕs New York Philharmonic residency is made possible in part by Friends of the UMS New York Philharmonic Residency, including generous leadership gifts from Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein, Kenneth and Noreen Buckfire, Brian and Mary Campbell, and Eugene and Emily Grant. Additional support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Media partnership provided by WRCJ 90.9 FM,ÊWGTE 91.3 FM, Ann ArborÕs 107one, andÊInterlochen Public Radio. The Steinway piano used in this afternoonÕs performance is made possible by William and 
Mary Palmer. Special thanks to the members of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Orchestral Residency Planning Group for their assistance with this weekendÕs residency: Richard Aaron, Danielle Belen, Mark Clague, John Ellis, Paul Feeny, Michael Haithcock, Kenneth Kiesler, Nancy Ambrose King, 
Jeffrey Lyman, and Melody Racine. Additional special thanks to Avalon CafŽ and Kitchen, Jenna Bacolor, Chad Burrows, Bill Campbell, Vince Cardinal, Gillian Eaton, FredÕs, Jonathan Glawe, Joe Gramley, Alvin Hill, Joan Holland, David Jackson, Laura Jackson, Fritz Kaenzig, Tim Krohn, Jonathan Kuuskoski, Priscilla Lindsay, Scott Pingel, Amy Porter, Seema Reddy, Oriol Sans, Yizhak Schotten, Caitlin Taylor, Adam Unsworth, and Cynthia Kortman Westphal for their participation in events surrounding this weekendÕs performances. Major support for BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival is provided by Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin. The New York Philharmonic This Week, nationally syndicated on the WFMT Radio Network, is broadcast 52 weeks per year. Visit for information. New York Philharmonic concert-recordings are available for download and streaming at all major online music stores. VisitÊfor more information. Follow the New York Philharmonic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Special thanks to Tom Thompson of Tom Thompson Flowers, Ann Arbor, for his generous contribution of lobby floral art for this afternoonÕs concert. 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 Richard Strauss Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character, Op. 35 Ms. Phelps, Mr. Brey Intermission Leonard Bernstein          ÒKaddish,Ó Symphony No. 3 I.     Invocation: Adagio     Kaddish 1: LÕistesso tempo Ñ Allegro II.     Din-Torah: Di nuovo adagio     Kaddish 2: Andante con tenerezza III. Scherzo: Presto scherzando, sempre pianissimo     Kaddish 3     Finale: Adagio come nel Din-Torah All movements are played attacca (without pause). Mr. Irons, Ms. Wilson, UMS Choral Union, Michigan State University 
ChildrenÕs Choir This afternoonÕs concert will be broadcast live to communities in more than 20 counties in the northern part of Lower Michigan by Interlochen Public Radio and streamed online at 
The concert will also be carried live by WRCJ in Detroit and WKAR in Lansing, and will be part of the syndicated radio concert series 
The New York Philharmonic This Week with a delayed broadcast through 
the WFMT Radio Network. DON QUIXOTE, FANTASTIC VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF KNIGHTLY CHARACTER, OP. 35 (1897) Richard Strauss Born June 11, 1864 in Munich, Bavaria Died September 8, 1949 in Garmisch, Germany World premiere: March 8, 1898, with Franz WŸllner conducting the GŸrzenich Orchestra of Cologne, with cellist Friedrich GrŸtzmacher. UMS premiere: Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy with cellist Gregor Piatigorsky; May 1941 in Hill Auditorium. Snapshots of HistoryÉIn 1897: á The first Boston Marathon is held, with 15 men competing á The Klondike Gold Rush begins á Dos Equis beer is first brewed in Mexico in anticipation of the new century Richard StraussÕs Don Quixote stands as a classic example of the genre of the symphonic poem, a musical composition based on or derived from a preexisting extra-musical source, such as a literary work or a painting. The general idea of the symphonic poem may trace its ancestry to the depictive overtures of the early 19th century, such as MendelssohnÕs Hebrides Overture, but it was Franz Liszt who molded the concept into a clearly defined genre through a dozen single-movement orchestral pieces composed in the 1840s and 1850s, all of them linked to literary sources. The idea proved popular in Germany and elsewhere, and the repertoire quickly grew thanks to impressive contributions by such composers as Smetana, Dvo.‡k, Franck, and Ñ most impressively of all Ñ Richard Strauss. Among the many lesser figures who jumped on the symphonic poem bandwagon was Alexander Ritter, a violinist and composer who fell in with the Liszt and Wagner circle and eventually acceded to the position of associate concertmaster of the Meiningen Court Orchestra, which was conducted by the eminent Hans von BŸlow. In Meiningen Ritter grew friendly with the young Richard Strauss, whom von BŸlow had brought in as an assistant music director in 1885. Strauss would later say that Ritter revealed to him the greatness of the music of Wagner, Liszt, and Berlioz and, by extension, opened his eyes to the possibilities of the symphonic poem. In 1886 Strauss produced what might be considered his first symphonic poem, Aus Italien (it is more precisely a sort of descriptive symphony), and he continued with hardly a break through the series that many feel represent the genre at its height: Don Juan (1888Ð89), Tod und VerklŠrung (Death and Transfiguration, also 1888Ð89), Macbeth (1888Ð91), Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till EulenspiegelÕs Merry Pranks, 1894Ð95), Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra, 1896), Don Quixote (1897), Ein Heldenleben (A HeroÕs Life, 1897Ð98), and Symphonia domestica (Domestic Symphony, 1902Ð03). Eine Alpensymphonie (An Alpine Symphony, 1911Ð15) would follow as a late pendant to StraussÕs catalogue of symphonic poems. Don Quixote is distinctive in this line-up for the extended solo use it makes of the cello and, to a lesser extent, the viola. Some of these symphonic poems are more overtly derived from their sources than are others. Don Quixote is among the most detailed and faithful in its depictions, rivaled only by the Domestic Symphony (which has weathered criticism for its sometimes-cutesy portrayal of a day in the life of a happy family) and An Alpine Symphony (which details a day hiking up a mountain and back down again). The source for Don Quixote is the summit achievement of Spanish literature, the novel El Ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, published in two parts (1605/1615) by Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes had penned his tale as a send-up of the chivalric romances that were then in vogue, and from the outset readers appreciated his alternative approach. Unlike other knights of literature, the creaky Don Quixote is a most unlikely hero, obviously doomed in his enterprise. Adventures lurk in his imagination but he is constantly foiled when he tries to play them out in the less romantic world of quotidian reality, to the perpetual frustration of his earthy sidekick Sancho Panza. CervantesÕs novel unrolls through an extended series of discrete episodes, nearly all of which, at least on the surface, turn out badly for the hero. Strauss selected 11 scenes for quite precise musical description, and, following an introduction in which we are introduced to QuixoteÕs eccentric nature and to SanchoÕs bluffness, the Òaction scenesÓ proceed as a series of loosely derived variations on the ÒTheme of Knightly Character.Ó Although Strauss never issued an official written guide, early commentators did, apparently with the composerÕs approbation. Here follows the generally accepted scenario of what StraussÕs variations depict, following the six-minute introduction and the two-minute exposŽ of the ÒTheme of Knightly CharacterÓ: Variation I (ÒEasy-goingÓ): Don Quixote and Sancho ride off to achieve heroic acts of virtue on behalf of Dulcinea de Toboso (the object of the DonÕs affection). They battle with a field of windmills, which Quixote takes to be giant monsters. Variation II (ÒWarlikeÓ): In this Òvictorious fight against the army of the great Emperor Alifanfar—nÓ (as Strauss called it), Don QuixoteÕs adversaries turn out to be a flock of sheep. Variation III (ÒIn Moderate TempoÓ): Don Quixote converses with Sancho about chivalric ideals. Variation IV (ÒSomewhat BroaderÓ): Don Quixote attacks religious pilgrims carrying a statue of the Madonna, mistaking them for ruffians abducting a beautiful maiden. Variation V (ÒVery SlowÓ): The dozing Don Quixote dreams about Dulcinea. Variation VI (ÒFastÓ): Sancho presents a homely peasant girl to his master, hoping to appease the DonÕs fantasies of Dulcinea, but Don Quixote manages to offend her. Variation VII (ÒA Bit More Calm than the PrecedingÓ): Tricksters blindfold Don Quixote and Sancho, mount them on horses, and turn a bellows on them to convince them that they are flying through the air. Variation VIII (ÒEasy-goingÓ): After a boating mishap (bereft of oars, our intrepid pair go over a waterfall), Don Quixote and Sancho drip and pray. Variation IX (ÒFast and StormyÓ): Don Quixote sets upon two Benedictine monks, who he mistakes for robed sorcerers. Variation X (ÒMuch BroaderÓ): Hoping to save Don Quixote from his own madness, a well-intentioned neighbor from his hometown presents himself as a Òwhite knight,Ó defeats Don Quixote in a jousting match, and, as a condition of his victory, demands that he return home and desist from adventuring for a year. Finale (ÒVery PeacefulÓ): Don QuixoteÕs sanity is restored, which is to say that he forsakes his idealistic dreams, and dies peacefully in his own bed. CervantesÕs novel is more than fluff, to be sure, and ensuing centuries of enthralled readers have found that its hilarious misadventures reveal deep truths about human aspirations. Strauss was certainly one of them, and he viewed his Don Quixote as a companion to his next symphonic poem, the explicitly autobiographical Ein Heldenleben. For a while he hoped that the two might be premiered together. Although this did not come to pass, he insisted until the end of his life that ÒDon Quixote and Heldenleben are so much conceived as tied to one another that Don Quixote is fully and entirely comprehensible only at the side of Heldenleben.Ó Surely Strauss recognized at least a bit of the Quixote in himself, as, indeed, all creative people must. ÒKADDISH,Ó SYMPHONY NO. 3 (1961Ð63, REV. 1977) Leonard Bernstein Born August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts Died October 14, 1990 in New York City World premiere: December 12, 1963, in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the composer conducting the Israel Philharmonic, choirs under the direction of Abraham Kaplan and Isaac Graziani, and with speaker Hannah Rovina and Jennie Tourel; the revised version was introduced August 25, 1977, with the composer conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Mainz, Germany, with the Wiener Jeunesse Choir (GŸnther Theuring, director), the Wiener SŠngerknaben (Uwe Harrer, director), speaker Michael Wager, and soprano Montserrat CaballŽ. UMS premiere: This piece has never been performed on a UMS concert. Snapshots of HistoryÉIn 1963: á The Beatles release their debut album Please Please Me á Zip codes are introduced by the US Postal Service á Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his ÒI Have A DreamÓ speech at the Lincoln Memorial Balancing his activities as composer, conductor, pianist, media personality, and all-round celebrity became especially challenging for Leonard Bernstein during his tenure as music director of the New York Philharmonic (1958Ð69). Apart from his ÒKaddish,Ó Symphony No. 3 (in 1963) and his Chichester Psalms (in 1965) Ñ which together add up to almost exactly an hour of music Ñ his works from those 11 years were limited to two one-minute Fanfares in 1961 (one for the presidential inauguration of John F. Kennedy, the other for the 25th anniversary of New YorkÕs High School of Music and Art) and a two-minute song, ÒSo Pretty,Ó which Bernstein (at the piano) introduced with Barbra Streisand at Philharmonic (now David Geffen) Hall in 1968. ÒKaddishÓ was commissioned in 1955 by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the latterÕs 75th anniversary, which was observed the following year without so much as a glimmer of BernsteinÕs piece. The likelihood of his writing ÒKaddishÓ grew dimmer when he assumed his New York Philharmonic post. He did begin very sporadic work on the piece beginning in 1961, but didnÕt manage to commit much time to it until the summer of 1963. With a New York Philharmonic tour looming, on August 10 he wrote to his sister: On August 1st I made the great decision to go forward with ÒKaddish,Ó to try to finish it, score it, rehearse, prepare, revise, translate into Hebrew. ÉIÕm terribly excited about the new piece, even about the SpeakerÕs text, which I finally decided has to be by me. Collaboration with a poet is impossible on so personal a work, so IÕve found after a distressful year of trying with [Robert] Lowell and [Frederick] Seidel; so IÕm elected, poet or no poet. Nine days later the symphony was essentially complete, although orchestration would continue through November. On the 22nd of that month Bernstein was at Lincoln Center preparing for a Young PeopleÕs Concert when a shot rang out in Dallas, Texas. He immediately resolved to dedicate ÒKaddishÓ Òto the Beloved Memory of John F. Kennedy.Ó It was an appropriate dedication since the Kaddish (the word means ÒsanctificationÓ) is a centrally important Jewish prayer particularly associated with mourning, although in various forms the Kaddish actually serves a breadth of liturgical functions. It does not mention death; rather, it is a prayer of praise that focuses on the sanctification of GodÕs name. To Bernstein religion was never simple, and he accordingly built his ÒKaddishÓ into a complex structure by interweaving the traditional prayer with an extended narration he wrote himself, an emotionally potent argument between man and God, a rumination on faith, doubt, and mortality. The Boston Symphony, which had shown such patience in waiting for Bernstein to fulfill its commission, outdid itself with forbearance when he expressed a desire that the work be premiered in Israel. Bernstein led the premiere in Tel Aviv, with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, to enormous acclaim, and Boston graciously settled for the American premiere a month and a half later, when the piece earned more modest reviews than it had in Israel. The score qualifies as one of its composerÕs eclectic endeavors, its language embracing a variety of styles, ranging from forthright diatonic harmonies and melodies reminiscent of chant or folksong or Copland to intense chromaticism (stretching to tone rows) and dense polyphony, from passages flavored with jazz to the enveloping lyricism of musical theater. The narration was an ongoing work-in-progress. BernsteinÕs amanuensis Jack Gottlieb described the tentative narrations put forth by Lowell and Seibel as Òeloquent attempts, but their words were more for reading than for speaking.Ó For the premiere, in Tel Aviv, Bernstein had the text he had authored translated into Hebrew, but the American premiere employed his original English words, delivered by the Chilean actress Felicia Montealegre (his wife). When Bernstein revised the score in 1977, he tamed some of the textÕs most extroverted outbursts and wrought changes that would allow it to be delivered by a man as easily as by 
a woman. Program notes by James M. Keller, New York Philharmonic Program Annotator, The Leni and Peter May Chair. IN THE CONDUCTORÕS WORDS: A KADDISH FOR OUR TIME by Leonard Slatkin In February 1963, when I was 19 years old, my father died suddenly at age 47. My family was not pious: we respected our Russian-Jewish heritage but didnÕt attend temple, so at my dadÕs memorial service, when I was summoned to the platform, I didnÕt understand the Hebrew words the rabbi had me repeat. They were the Kaddish, which, the rabbi explained, was not a prayer of mourning: it never mentions death, but rather celebrates life and those whose time on earth brings peace, especially needed in troubling times. On November 22 of that same, dark year, President Kennedy was killed. I thought about my dad and the President, both taken so young. What was GodÕs role in all this? How could He make a mockery of what was supposed to be good in the world? A few months later, I heard the American premiere of Leonard BernsteinÕs Symphony No. 3, ÒKaddish,Ó and discovered that the composer whom IÕd always admired was wrestling with the same doubts about the Creator. As I prepared for this weekÕs performances, I asked myself if ÒKaddishÓ might now have more meaning. Everyone, regardless of religious belief or even the lack of same, struggles with their relationship with God. The Speaker, at least in my opinion, is not only exploring his or her own feelings, but also those of all who inhabit our planet. This argument between Man and God can be construed as a take on the turmoil of our own time. How can God permit the turbulence abundant in todayÕs world? How are we to reconcile the conflicts that exist inside each of us? To underscore the continuing relevance of this internal struggle, 
I received permission to remove the SpeakerÕs few lines that echoed the sung Hebrew. Now only speaking in an English vernacular, the Speaker is more clearly a character of ambiguous religion, speaking for all in decrying the upheaval of our time. But the essential questions remain: How can a good and just God permit all this turmoil? How do we reconcile the conflicts inside each of us? ARTISTS The New York Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in New York City, the US, and the world. Each season the Philharmonic connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours and residencies; digital recording series; international broadcasts; education programs; and the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives. In the 2017Ð18 season, during which Jaap van Zweden serves as music director designate, the Philharmonic celebrates its greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. The Philharmonic has commissioned and/or premiered works by leading composers from every era since its founding in 1842, including Dvo.‡kÕs New World Symphony; GershwinÕs Concerto in F; John AdamsÕs Pulitzer PrizeÐwinning On the Transmigration of Souls, dedicated to the victims of 9/11; Esa-Pekka SalonenÕs Piano Concerto; and Wynton MarsalisÕs The Jungle (Symphony No. 4). Its commitment to new music led to the creation of CONTACT!, the new-music series, now in its ninth season. A resource for its community and the world, the Philharmonic complements annual free concerts across the city Ñ including the Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer Ñ with Philharmonic Free Fridays and the famed, long-running Young PeopleÕs Concerts. Committed to developing tomorrowÕs leading orchestral musicians, the Orchestra established the New York Philharmonic Global Academy; in 2015, the Philharmonic launched this multiyear residency partnership with UMS of the University of Michigan. Renowned around the globe, the Orchestra has appeared in 432 cities in 63 countries. Highlights include the groundbreaking 1930 tour of Europe; the unprecedented 1959 tour to the USSR; the historic 2008 visit to Pyongyang, D.P.R.K., the first there by an American orchestra; and the OrchestraÕs debut in Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2009. A media pioneer, the Philharmonic has made more than 2,000 recordings since 1917, and was the first major American orchestra to offer downloadable concerts, recorded live. In 2016 it produced its first-ever Facebook Live concert broadcast, reaching more than one million online viewers through three broadcasts that season. Jaap van Zweden will become music director in 2018Ð19, succeeding musical leaders including Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanini, and Gustav Mahler. Jaap van Zweden (conductor, Friday) has become an international presence on three continents over the last decade. The 2017Ð18 season marks a major milestone as he completes his 10-year tenure as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and simultaneously serves as music director designate of the New York Philharmonic, anticipating his inaugural season, in 2018Ð19, when he becomes the OrchestraÕs 26th music director. He continues as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012. Highlights of his 2017Ð18 season include return engagements to the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, AmsterdamÕs Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and to the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Maestro van Zweden has also guest conducted the Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras; Boston, London, and Shanghai symphony orchestras; Los Angeles, Vienna, Berlin, and Munich philharmonic orchestras; Orchestre national de France; and Orchestre de Paris. In 2015 he launched the annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival with the Dallas Symphony, and embarked on a four-year project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic to conduct the first-ever Hong Kong performances of WagnerÕs Der Ring des Nibelungen, to be released on Naxos Records. In the summers of 2017Ð19 he serves as principal conductor of the Gstaad Festival Orchestra and Gstaad Conducting Academy. Jaap van ZwedenÕs acclaimed recordings include StravinskyÕs The Rite of Spring and Petrushka, BrittenÕs War Requiem, and complete cycles of the Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner symphonies. He recorded MahlerÕs Symphony No. 5 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart piano concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra and David Fray. His celebrated performances of WagnerÕs Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von NŸrnberg, and Parsifal (the last of which earned him the prestigious Edison award for ÒBest Opera RecordingÓ in 2012) are available on CD and DVD. On the Dallas SymphonyÕs record label, he has conducted symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mahler, and Dvo.‡k, as well as the world-premiere recording of StuckyÕs August 4, 1964. A new recording agreement with Universal Music GroupÕs US Classical Division and the New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden is being launched in the 2017Ð18 season. Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was the youngest-ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He began his conducting career in 1995 and in 2012 was named Musical AmericaÕs ÒConductor of the Year.Ó In 1997 he and his wife, Aaltje, established the Papageno Foundation, which supports families of children with autism. In 2017Ð18, Leonard Slatkin (conductor, Saturday/Sunday) celebrates his 10th and final season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), and his first in the new role of honorary music director of the Orchestre national de Lyon (ONL). He also welcomes the publication of his second book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, and serves as jury chairman of the Besanon International Competition for Young Conductors. Maestro SlatkinÕs guest conducting schedule includes engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the New York Philharmonic. Maestro SlatkinÕs recent highlights include a three-week tour of Asia with the DSO; tours of the US and Europe with the ONL; a winter Mozart Festival in Detroit; and engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, and NaplesÕs Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo. He also served as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Maestro SlatkinÕs more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy Awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos releases include works by Saint-Sa‘ns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninoff, Alla Borzova, Cindy McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, Maestro Slatkin has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonic cycles with the 
DSO (available as digital downloads). A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Leonard Slatkin holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received AustriaÕs Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American OrchestrasÕ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his debut book, Conducting Business. He has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world. He has served as music director in New Orleans; St. Louis; Washington, DC; London (with the BBC Symphony Orchestra); and Lyon, France. He has also served as principal guest conductor in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Cleveland. Slatkin conducts these performances at UMS having led both at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in New York as part of BernsteinÕs Philharmonic: 
A Centennial Festival. SATURDAY Makoto Ozone (piano) taught himself the organ while very young, made his first television appearance at age six, began performing regularly on Osaka Mainichi Broadcasting, and, after attending an Oscar Peterson concert at 12, focused on jazz piano. He moved to the US in 1980 to study at BostonÕs Berklee College of Music; in 1983 he graduated at the top of his class and gave a solo recital at Carnegie Hall. He became the first Japanese musician to sign an exclusive contract with CBS. Mr. Ozone has played works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich with the NDR and NHK symphony orchestras, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre dÕAuvergne, Sinfonia Varsovia, and others. In 2014 he made his New York Philharmonic debut on the OrchestraÕs Asian tour, premiered his own jazz arrangement of MozartÕs Piano Concerto No. 9 ÒJeunehommeÓ with Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, and appeared with NDR Radio Philharmonic and S‹o Paulo Symphony Orchestra. He toured Japan with his big band, No Name Horses, and celebrated its 10th anniversary with a new recording. Mr. OzoneÕs numerous jazz collaborations have included Gary Burton, Paquito DÕRivera, Arturo Sandoval, and Branford Marsalis. He is a regular guest of classical music festivals including the Festival de la Roque dÕAnthŽron in France and La Folle JournŽe in Nantes and Japan. Jessica Gomes-Ng (soprano) is a student in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & DanceÕs musical theater program from Auckland, New Zealand and will graduate in 2018. Her recent credits at U-M include One Hit Wonder, The Little Mermaid, Hotel California, The Tempest, and Big Fish. A highlight from her time at U-M has been working on Process Project with Gavin Creel, Justin Mendoza, and Linda Goodrich.Ê Originally from Holland, Michigan, 
Jamie Colburn (tenor) is a student in the U-M School of Music, Theatre & DanceÕs musical theater program and will graduate in 2019. Mr. Colburn is also the founder and artistic director of Exit Left Theatre Company in Holland, Michigan. He will appear in the U-M musical theater departmentÕs upcoming production of Violet this December at the Arthur Miller Theatre. Other theater credits include Exit Left Theatre CompanyÕs Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Hedwig), Connecticut Repertory TheatreÕs 1776 directed by Terrence Mann (Col. Thomas McKean), Encore Musical Theatre CompanyÕs Sweeney Todd (Adolfo Pirelli), U-MÕs 
The WinterÕs Tale (Polixenese), A Man 
of No Importance (Rasher Flynn), and 
Festival 56Õs The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin). Writer, narrator, broadcaster, and filmmaker Jamie Bernstein (speaker) has devised multiple ways of communicating her own excitement about orchestral music, inspired by her father, Leonard Bernstein. Beginning 15 years ago with a family concert about her fatherÕs music modeled after his New York Philharmonic Young PeopleÕs Concerts, she has designed, written, and narrated concerts for worldwide audiences of all ages. She creates and narrates two educational Discovery Concerts a year with the New World Symphony; narrates concerts in English and Spanish around the world; and has presented talks from Japan to Harvard University. Ms. Bernstein has produced and hosted shows for radio stations in the US and Great Britain, appeared on the New York PhilharmonicÕs live national radio broadcasts, and hosted live broadcasts from Tanglewood. She is the co-director of the documentary Crescendo: the Power of Music, about children in struggling urban communities who participate in El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra programs; the film has won numerous prizes on the festival circuit, and is available on Netflix. She has also directed BernsteinÕs Trouble in Tahiti around the country, including at the Moab Music Festival and Festival del Sole. Ms. Bernstein is working on a memoir, to be published by HarperCollins in 2018 to coincide with the global celebrations of her fatherÕs centennial. Her writings have appeared in Symphony, DoubleTake, Gourmet, Opera News, and Musical America. Theodore Wiprud (host) Ñ New York Philharmonic vice president of education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair Ñ has directed the OrchestraÕs education department since 2004. The PhilharmonicÕs education programs include the famed Young PeopleÕs Concerts, Philharmonic Schools (an immersive classroom program that reaches thousands of New York City students), Very Young Composers (which enables students to express themselves through original works, often performed by Philharmonic musicians), adult education programs, and many special projects. Mr. Wiprud has also created innovative programs as director of education and community engagement at the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra; served as associate director of The Commission Project; and assisted the Orchestra of St. LukeÕs on its education programs. He has worked as a teaching artist and resident composer in a number of New York City schools. From 1990Ð1997 he directed national grant-making programs at Meet the Composer. Prior to that position, he taught at and directed the music department for Walnut Hill School, a pre-professional arts boarding school near Boston. Mr. Wiprud is also an active composer, whose Violin Concerto (Katrina) was released on Champs Hill Records. His music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and voice is published by Allemar Music. Mr. Wiprud holds degrees from Harvard and Boston Universities and studied at Cambridge University as a visiting scholar. Six-time Emmy winner Habib AzarÕs (stage director) directing work ranges from contemporary opera to film and television. His first feature film, Armless, for which he served as director and the scoreÕs composer, was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won awards at festivals around the world. His second, Saint Janet, stars Kelly Bishop and was released by Indie Rights. Mr. AzarÕs stage credits include directing the world- premiere staging of Du YunÕs AngelÕs Bone with the International Contemporary Ensemble (2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music winner) and the American stage premiere of Georg Friedrich HassÕs Atthis with Opera Cabal at the Kitchen. Habib Azar specializes in directing and producing multi-camera live performing arts events for broadcast. Trained as a composer, he combines musical knowledge, background in narrative storytelling, and technical capacity to manage 10-plus-camera live broadcasts. He has directed almost 500 hours of network television, and he works regularly at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He has directed the New York PhilharmonicÕs Facebook Live broadcasts and has filmed the Orchestra regularly for the last five years. Mr. Azar has filmed musicians and ensembles including Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, RenŽe Fleming, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis, Berlin Staatskapelle, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra. Habib Azar is also a producer-director for The All-Star Orchestra, which returns to PBS this fall in its third season. SUNDAY Cynthia Phelps (viola) is the New York PhilharmonicÕs principal viola, The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair. She made her Philharmonic solo debut in 1993; her recent appearances with the Orchestra have included the New York PremiereÐPhilharmonic Co-Commission of Julia AdolpheÕs Unearth, Release, conducted by Jaap van Zweden in 2016; MozartÕs Sinfonia concertante in 2010 and 2014; and Sofia GubaidulinaÕs Two Paths, a concerto for two violas that the Orchestra commissioned for her and Philharmonic associate principal viola Rebecca Young, in 1999 and 2011. Other solo engagements have included the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Sinf—nica de Bilbao, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Ms. Phelps is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet and performs with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jupiter Chamber Players, and the Santa Fe, La Jolla, Seattle, Chamber Music Northwest, and Bridgehampton festivals. She has appeared with the Guarneri, Tokyo, Orion, American, Brentano, and Prague quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She is a founding member of Les Amies, a chamber group formed with Philharmonic principal harp Nancy Allen and flutist Carol Wincenc. Winner of the Pro Musicis International Award, Ms. PhelpsÕs recording Air, for flute, harp, and viola, was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has performed as soloist on Live From Lincoln Center, American Public MediaÕs Saint Paul Sunday Morning, and Radio France. Carter Brey (cello) was appointed New York Philharmonic principal cello, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Chair, in 1996. He has since appeared as soloist almost every season, beginning with his Philharmonic solo debut in May 1997 performing TchaikovskyÕs Rococo Variations, led by then-music director Kurt Masur, through his most recent concert appearances, performing SchumannÕs Cello Concerto on the 2016 California tour. In 2013 he was featured in The Bach Variations: A Philharmonic Festival, performing all six Bach cello suites. His honors include the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Prize, Avery Fisher Career Grant, and Young Concert ArtistsÕ Michaels Award; he was the first musician to win the Arts Council of AmericaÕs Performing Arts Prize. Mr. Brey has appeared as soloist with virtually all of the major American orchestras, performing under conductors Claudio Abbado, Semyon Bychkov, Sergiu Comissiona, and Christoph von Dohn‡nyi. He is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, has collaborated regularly with the Tokyo and Emerson String Quartets, and has appeared at the Spoleto, Santa Fe, and La Jolla chamber music festivals. His most recent recording features ChopinÕs complete works for cello and piano with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Mr. Brey studied at the Peabody Institute and Yale University, where he was a Wardwell Fellow and Houpt Scholar. His cello is a rare J.B. Guadagnini made in Milan in 1754. Jeremy Irons (speaker) won the Academy Award for ÒBest ActorÓ for his performance as Claus von BŸlow in 1990Õs Reversal of Fortune. Also a Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, he has appeared in films including The French LieutenantÕs Woman (1981), The Mission (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), Damage (1992), M. Butterfly (1993), Lolita (1997), and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995, opposite Bruce Willis), and he was the voice of Scar in DisneyÕs The Lion King (1994). More recent work includes the award-winning independent feature Margin Call (2011) with Kevin Spacey; Giuseppe TornatoreÕs The Correspondence (2016); Jeremy ThomasÕs adaptation of J.G. BallardÕs High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley; Stephen HopkinsÕs Race (2016), based on the true story of Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics; Zack SnyderÕs Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016); and Matthew BrownÕs The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015). He was the featured actor and executive producer of TRASHED, Candida BradyÕs award-winning documentary on the environment. Mr. Irons will next be seen in Justice League, reprising his role as Alfred Pennyworth; and in Red Sparrow, co-starring Jennifer Lawrence. He was awarded both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for ÒBest Supporting ActorÓ for his role in the television miniseries Elizabeth I alongside Helen Mirren (2005). He played Pope Alexander in ShowtimeÕs The Borgias (2011) and Henry IV in BBC TwoÕs The Hollow Crown opposite Tom Hiddleston. Mr. Irons received a Tony Award for his performance in Tom StoppardÕs play The Real Thing (1983), and appeared in the National TheatreÕs Never So Good in London (2008) and the Royal Shakespeare CompanyÕs The Gods Weep (2010). In 2016 he portrayed James Tyrone in Eugene OÕNeillÕs Long DayÕs Journey Into Night as part of the Bristol Old VicÕs 250th anniversary; this production will transfer to LondonÕs West End in January 2018. American soprano Tamara Wilson (soprano), the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, began the 2017Ð18 season as VerdiÕs Aida at Washington National Opera. She returns to Houston Grand Opera for her role debut as Chrysothemis in Richard StraussÕs Elektra, and makes her Paris debut as Sieglinde in WagnerÕs Die WalkŸre with the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. She returns for MahlerÕs Symphony No. 8 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms, and makes her Italian debut with Riccardo Chailly at MilanÕs Teatro alla Scala in the Verdi Requiem. Ms. Wilson made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Aida and her London debut in VerdiÕs La forza del destino at English National Opera, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination. She inaugurated KyotoÕs opera house as Rosalinde in StraussÕs Die Fledermaus, and was heard at Oper Frankfurt as the Empress in StraussÕs Die Frau ohne Schatten. She recently made her Bavarian Staatsoper and Zurich Opera House debuts as Elisabetta di Valois in VerdiÕs Don Carlo conducted by Fabio Luisi, and her Deutsche Oper Berlin debut as Amelia in VerdiÕs Un ballo in maschera. She performed in two different presentations of Act III of Die WalkŸre: as BrŸnnhilde with Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Royal Albert Hall, and as Sieglinde in her Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra debut conducted by Gergiev. Formed in 1879 by a group of local university and townspeople who gathered together for the study of HandelÕs Messiah, the UMS Choral Union has performed with many of the worldÕs distinguished orchestras and conductors in its 138-year history. First led by Professor Henry Simmons Frieze and then conducted by Professor Calvin Cady, the group has performed HandelÕs 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 UnionÕs 2017Ð18 season continues with its annual performances of HandelÕs Messiah at Hill Auditorium with the Ann Arbor Symphony. In April, they will join the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Arie Lipsky for a performance of VerdiÕs Requiem. Women of the UMS Choral Union will end the season by joining the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Fabien Gabel for a performance of DebussyÕs Nocturnes. The UMS Choral Union was a participant chorus in a rare performance and recording of William BolcomÕs 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 ÒBest Choral PerformanceÓ and ÒBest Classical Album.Ó The recording was also selected as one of The New York Times ÓBest Classical Music CDs of 2004.Ó Other recent highlights include a Grammy-nominated recording project with the U-M School of Music, Theatre & DanceÕs 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 IvesÕs Symphony No. 4Êas part of Carnegie HallÕs 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, visit Scott Hanoian (music director, UMS Choral Union) 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 worldÕs finest orchestras and conductors. Choruses prepared by Mr. Hanoian have sung under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Iv‡n Fischer, Stefan Sanderling, Peter Oundjian, and Arie Lipsky. 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 churchÕs 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 2013Ð15. 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 led 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. The Michigan State University Community Music School Children and Youth Choir Program consists of seven choirs of over 300 singers from mid-Michigan, ranging in age from seven to 18 years old. The Michigan State University ChildrenÕs Choir, an ensemble comprised of students in grades 5Ð8, rehearses each Tuesday and every other Saturday throughout the school year. Founded in 1993 by Mary Alice Stollak, the ensembleÕs history of excellence enabled performances at Carnegie Hall, Orchestra Hall in Detroit, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at various national and regional conferences. In 2006, Ms. Stollak won two Grammy Awards for the ensembleÕs participation in William BoltonÕs Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Under 
Dr. Kyle ZeuchÕs leadership, the choirs have performed at state conferences, released a new recording, We Are One, performed at Carnegie Hall, and traveled internationally to Germany and Austria. The MSU ChildrenÕs Choir collaborates regularly with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the MSU College of Music Orchestra, Opera, and Choirs. 

Dr. Kyle Zeuch (director, Michigan State University ChildrenÕs Choir) is in his fifth year as director of children and youth choirs at the Michigan State University Community Music School. He holds a BM in music education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio; a MM in choral conducting from Michigan State University, and a DMA in choral conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Zeuch taught previously at Rivera High School in Brownsville, Texas where he received the Texas Choral Directors Association Distinguished Young Director Award in 2010. Dr. Zeuch is an active adjudicator for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) and serves on the MSVMA Executive Board overseeing specialized festivals, Michigan Youth Arts Festival, and the summer conference. UMS ARCHIVES Leonard Bernstein conducted eight UMS performances at Hill Auditorium throughout his career. He made his UMS debut in September 1963 with the New York Philharmonic, and returned with the Philharmonic in September 1967 for two more concerts, the second of which included the world premiere of Aaron CoplandÕs Inscape. Maestro Bernstein returned to Ann Arbor with the Vienna Philharmonic for two concerts in February 1984, two concerts in September 1987, and once more in October 1988, on a tour celebrating his 70th birthday. The New York Philharmonic performs its 19th, 20th, and 21st UMS concerts during this weekendÕs residency, following the OrchestraÕs UMS debut over 100 years ago in March 1916 at Hill Auditorium under the baton of Josef Stransky. The PhilharmonicÕs subsequent visits over the past century have included concerts conducted by past music directors John Barbirolli, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, and guest conductor Seiji Ozawa. The Philharmonic most recently appeared under UMS auspices at Hill Auditorium in a three-concert residency in October 2015. Maestro Leonard Slatkin makes his fifth and sixth appearances under UMS auspices this weekend, following his UMS debut in April 1989 leading the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Hill Auditorium. Maestro Slatkin most recently appeared under UMS auspices in January 2013 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a concert of works featuring the Frieze Memorial Organ. UMS welcomes Cynthia Phelps and Carter Brey in their UMS debuts as soloists this weekend, in addition to their previous orchestral appearances with the New York Philharmonic. SundayÕs concert marks the UMS Choral UnionÕs 436th appearance under UMS auspices, following its most recent UMS performances of BeethovenÕs Missa solemnis at Hill Auditorium with the Ann Arbor Symphony conducted by music director Scott Hanoian. Scott Hanoian makes his seventh UMS appearance this weekend, following his UMS debut in December 2016 in performances of HandelÕs Messiah. The Michigan State University ChildrenÕs Choir makes its third appearance under UMS auspices this weekend, following its UMS debut in April 2004 under the baton of Leonard Slatkin in the Grammy Award-winning performance of William BolcomÕs Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The Choir most recently appeared in April 2008 in a performance of BachÕs St. MatthewÕs Passion with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the UMS Choral Union conducted by Jerry Blackstone. UMS welcomes Maestro Jaap van Zweden, Makoto Ozone, Jamie Bernstein, Theodore Wiprud, Jamie Colburn, Jessica Gomes-Ng, Tamara Wilson, 
Jeremy Irons, and Kyle Zeuch as they make their UMS debuts this weekend. NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC Jaap Van Zweden / Music Director Designate Joshua Gersen / Assistant Conductor Leonard Bernstein / Laureate Conductor, 1943Ð1990 Kurt Masur / Music Director Emeritus, 1991Ð2015 Esa-Pekka Salonen / The Marie-JosŽe Kravis Composer-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes / The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Violins Frank Huang, Concertmaster The Charles E. Culpeper Chair Sheryl Staples, Principal Associate Concertmaster The Elizabeth G. Beinecke Chair Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster The William Petschek Family Chair Quan Ge Hae-Young Ham The Mr. and Mrs. Timothy 
M. George Chair Lisa GiHae Kim Kuan Cheng Lu Kerry McDermott Anna Rabinova Fiona Simon The Shirley Bacot Shamel Chair Sharon Yamada Shanshan Yao Elizabeth Zeltser The William and Elfriede Ulrich Chair Yulia Ziskel The Friends and Patrons Chair Qianqian Li, Principal Lisa Kim* In Memory of Laura Mitchell Soohyun Kwon+ The Joan and Joel I. Picket Chair Duoming Ba Hannah Choi Marilyn Dubow The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Chair Lydia Hong Hyunju Lee Zeyu Victor Li Joo Young Oh Su Hyun Park MariŽ Rossano Mark Schmoockler+ Na Sun The Gary W. Parr Chair Vladimir Tsypin Jin Suk Yu Sophia Kessinger++ Angela Lee++ Suzanne Ornstein++ Sarah Pratt++ David Southorn++ Jungsun Yoo++ Alisa Wyrick++ Violas Cynthia Phelps, Principal The Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Rose Chair Rebecca Young* The Joan and Joel Smilow Chair _______ The Norma and Lloyd Chazen Chair Dorian Rence Katherine Greene The Mr. and Mrs. William J. 
McDonough Chair Vivek Kamath Peter Kenote Kenneth Mirkin Judith Nelson+ RŽmi Pelletier Robert Rinehart The Mr. and Mrs. G. Chris 
Andersen Chair David Creswell++ Matthew Sinno++ Ji Hyun Son++ Cellos Carter Brey, Principal The Fan Fox and Leslie 
R. Samuels Chair Eileen Moon-Myers*+ The Paul and Diane Guenther Chair Eric Bartlett Patrick Jee Elizabeth Dyson The Mr. and Mrs. James 
E. Buckman Chair Alexei Yupanqui Gonzales Maria Kitsopoulos The Secular Society Chair Sumire Kudo Qiang Tu Nathan Vickery Ru-Pei Yeh The Credit Suisse Chair in honor of Paul Calello Susannah Chapman++ Alberto Parrini++ Basses Timothy Cobb, Principal Max Zeugner* The Herbert M. Citrin Chair Blake Hinson** Satoshi Okamoto Randall Butler The Ludmila S. and Carl B. Hess Chair David J. Grossman Orin OÕBrien Isaac Trapkus Rion Wentworth Flutes Robert Langevin, Principal The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair Yoobin Son Mindy Kaufman The Edward and 
Priscilla Pilcher Chair Blair Francis++ Piccolo Mindy Kaufman Oboes Liang Wang, Principal The Alice Tully Chair Sherry Sylar*+ Robert Botti The Lizabeth and 
Frank Newman Chair Tuck Lee ++ Grace Shryock++ English horn Grace Shryock++ Clarinets Anthony McGill, Principal The Edna and W. Van Alan 
Clark Chair Pascual Mart’nez Forteza*** The Honey M. Kurtz Family Chair Amy Zoloto Pavel Vinnitsky++ E-flat clarinet Pascual Mart’nez Forteza Bass clarinet Amy Zoloto Saxophone Lino Gomez++ Bassoons Judith LeClair, Principal The Pels Family Chair Kim Laskowski* Roger Nye The Rosalind Miranda Chair in memory of Shirley and Bill Cohen Arlen Fast Contrabassoon Arlen Fast Horns Richard Deane, Acting Principal Leelanee Sterrett*** R. Allen Spanjer The Rosalind Miranda Chair Alana Vegter++ Howard Wall The Ruth F. and Alan J. Broder Chair Theodore Primis++ Chad Yarbrough++ Trumpets Christopher Martin, Principal The Paula Levin Chair Matthew Muckey* Ethan Bensdorf Thomas Smith Trombones Joseph Alessi, Principal The Gurnee F. and 
Marjorie L. Hart Chair Colin Williams* David Finlayson The Donna and Benjamin 
M. Rosen Chair Bass trombone George Curran The Daria L. and William 
C. Foster Chair Tuba Alan Baer, Principal Timpani Markus Rhoten, Principal The Carlos Moseley Chair Kyle Zerna** Percussion Christopher S. Lamb, Principal The Constance R. Hoguet Friends of the Philharmonic Chair Daniel Druckman* The Mr. and Mrs. Ronald 
J. Ulrich Chair Kyle Zerna Matthew Kantorski++ Pablo Rieppi++ James Saporito++ Alan Stewart++ Harp Nancy Allen, Principal The Mr. and Mrs. William 
T. Knight III Chair Guitar Scott Kuney++ Keyboard In Memory of Paul Jacobs Harpsichord Paolo Bordignon+ Piano Eric Huebner The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Piano Chair Steven Beck++ Organ Kent Tritle+ Librarians Lawrence Tarlow, Principal Sandra Pearson**+ Sara Griffin** Orchestra personnel DeAnne Eisch, Orchestra Personnel Manager Valerie Petrov, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Stage representative Joseph Faretta Audio director Lawrence Rock * Associate Principal ** Assistant Principal *** Acting Associate Principal + On Leave ++ Replacement/Extra The New York Philharmonic uses the revolving seating method for section string players who are listed alphabetically in the roster. Honorary Members of the Society Emanuel Ax Stanley Drucker Zubin Mehta New York Philharmonic Oscar S. Schafer / Chairman Deborah Borda / President and CEO Vince Ford / Vice President, Digital and Strategic Initiatives Katherine E. Johnson / Vice President, Communications Miki Takebe / Vice President, Operations and Touring Isaac Thompson / Vice President, Artistic Planning Theodore Wiprud / Vice President, Education, The Sue B. Mercy Chair Patrick OÕReilly / Operations Assistant Brendan Timins / Director, Touring and Operations Mark Travis / Associate Director, Media Production Pamela Walsh / Artistic Administrator Robert.Sepulveda / Stage Crew Gerard Urciuoli / Stage Crew Instruments made possible, in part, by The Richard S. and Karen LeFrak Endowment Fund. Programs of the New York Philharmonic are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Steinway is the Official Piano of the New York Philharmonic. UMS CHORAL UNION Scott Hanoian / Conductor and Music Director Shohei Kobayashi / Assistant Conductor Jean Schneider and Scott VanOrnum / Pianists Kathleen Operhall / Chorus Manager Nancy Heaton / Librarian Soprano Audra Anderson Elizabeth Baldner Jamie Bott Debra Joy Brabenec Ann Burke Anne Busch Anne Cain-Nielsen Carol Callan Susan F. Campbell Cheryl D. Clarkson Barbara Clayton Katy Covington Carrie Deierlein Kristina Eden Susannah Engdahl Marie Gatien-Catalano Ð SC Cindy Glovinsky Paige Graham Molly Hampsey Meredith Hanoian Alaina Headrick Jenny Hebert Suzanne Hopkins Chloe Keast Keiko Goto Claire Krupp Rachel Krupp Carly LaForest Allison Lamanna Anna Lemler Kate Markey Margaret McKinney Carole McNamara
Armaity Minwalla Margaret Dearden Petersen Sara J. Peth Julie Pierce Renee Roederer Amy Schepers Joy C. Schultz Elizabeth Starr Jennifer Stevenson Sue Ellen Straub Petra Vande Zande Ariel Wan Margie Warrick Barbara J. Weathers Maureen White-Goeman Mary Wigton Ð SL Linda Wills Alto Paula Allison-England Sandra Bosch Margy Boshoven Lauren Boyles-Brewitt Shannon Cahalan Lora Perry Campredon Jean Cares Cheong-Hee Chang Melissa Doyle Jessica Dudek Jane Forman Judi Lempert Green Johanna Grum Kat Hagedorn Nancy Heaton Carol Kraemer Hohnke Kate Hughey Caitlin Hult Melissa Evans Itsell Samantha Kao Katherine Klykylo Jean Leverich Beth McNally Ð SC Marilyn Meeker Ð SL Anne Messer Jill Monash Danielle Mukamal Lisa Murray Kathleen Operhall Hanna M. Reincke Cindy Shindledecker Susan Sinta Hanna Song Katherine Spindler Gayle Beck Stevens Ruth A. Theobald Alexa Thomas Cheryl Utiger Alice VanWambeke Mary Beth Westin Karen Woollams Tenor Michael Ansara Jr. Gary Banks Ð SC Adam Bednarek Parinya Chucherdwatanasak Paolo Debuque John R. Diehl Steven Fudge Ð SL Richard S. Gibson Carl Gies Arthur Gulick Peter C. Henninger-Osgood Benjamin Johnson Bob Klaffke Shohei Kobayashi Danny Luan John Meluso Christopher Miller Nic Mishler Anthony Parham Sr. Andrew Ridder Eli L. Rhodenhiser Thomas Shaw Ray Shuster Asa Smith Carl Smith Robert J. Stevenson Jerome Thiebaut Maxwell Trombley Trevor Young Bass Sam Baetzel Ð SL William H. Baxter Joel Beam Daniel Bizer-Cox William Boggs Ð SC Charles A. Burch Kyle Cozad John Dryden Robert Edgar Jeffrey Ellison Daniel Enos Mark Alan Ely Allen Finkel Greg Fleming Robert R. Florka Philip Gorman Sunho Lee Rick Litow Tom Litow Roderick L. Little Andrea Lupini Joseph D. McCadden James B. McCarthy James C. Rhodenhiser Matthew Rouhana William Stevenson David Townsend Scott Venman James Watz Ryan Wawrzaszek SL Ð Section Leader SC Ð Section Coach MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHILDRENÕS CHOIR Kyle Zeuch / Director Mariam Aboujrad Chloe Briggs Rose Biscette Grace Buffin Natalie Bushey Addison Cole Fiona Colson Sarah Craig Josie Croff Georgia Davis Maya Ellis Lauren Evans Becca Foster Casandra Gillett Marie Adele Grosso Caroline Halgren Addie Huberts Renata Laird Emma Latourette Norah Logan Hannah Long Neysa McGarrity Delaney Murphy Isabella Nelson Ava Nowlin Caroline Oh Maria Perez Hannah Poirier Siri Reed Alyssa Snelson Sophia Stajos Madison Stave Jase Stein-Benson Addie Terry Anushri Welipitiya Ellie Whorf Madeline Wotruba Julia Yonkman Zohar Yossef This weekend, UMS and the New York Philharmonic build on an ambitious residency partnership launched in 2015. It is the centerpiece of a larger UMS commitment to continue bringing the worldÕs greatest orchestras to Ann ArborÕs Hill Auditorium in extended residencies. Each residency combines performances with educational opportunities and community interactions for U-M students and the greater region. This yearÕs activities celebrate the great Leonard Bernstein, who served as the PhilharmonicÕs music director and was a welcome visitor to Ann Arbor going back to 1963. In addition to three different concert programs, Philharmonic musicians and top administrators are participating in wide-ranging educational activities including coachings, master classes, seminars, workshops, and two chamber music parties featuring Philharmonic musicians and U-M students. This combination of performance and instruction will create a multifaceted immersion that will make the Ann Arbor campus a hub of learning and enjoyment during each of the New York PhilharmonicÕs three residencies. MAY WE ALSO RECOMMEND... 12/2Ð3    HandelÕs Messiah 12/8    Bach Collegium Japan 2/3    Estonian National Symphony Orchestra Tickets available at ON THE EDUCATION HORIZONÉ 11/16Ð19    New York Philharmonic Residency     See pages 22-23 in this program for details. 12/2    Pre-Concert Talk: Musical Text Painting in HandelÕs Messiah     (Michigan League Henderson Room, 911 N. University Avenue, 
6:00 pm) Educational events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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