A Live Presentation of
A Space Odyssey
Presented in association with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre London, and the British Film Institute
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle / Music Director Robert Ziegler
Friday Evening, September 21, 2018 at 8:00 Hill Auditorium
Opening Performance of the 140th Annual Season
This evening’s performance is co-presented with the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Media partnership provided by Michigan Radio 91.7 FM.
The Steinway piano used in this evening’s performance is made possible by William and Mary Palmer.
Special thanks to Tim Chupp, Chrisstina Hamilton, Carol Rabuck, John Foster, Alec Gallimore, Benjamin Kuipers, Rada Mihalcea, Joanna Millunchick, Byron Roberts, and Holly Taylor for their participation in events surrounding this evening’s performance.
In consideration of the artists and the audience, please refrain from the use of electronic devices during the performance.
Any photography, sound recording, or videotaping of this performance is prohibited.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Producer and Director / Stanley Kubrick Screenplay / Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick
Original Theatrical Date: April 4, 1968
Oscar Winner: “Best Special Effects”
Based on the short story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke
This evening’s performance is approximately three hours in duration and will be performed with one intermission.
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we present this multi-media community event, Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, complete with live orchestral and choral accompaniment.
Michigan Engineering and the University Musical Society (UMS) take pride in our contributions to the creativity of our University community and region. Through our shared commitment to innovation and excellence, we have co- sponsored this performance and its accompanying events as a gift to our campus and the people of Michigan.
We believe 2001 is one of the most important artistic works of the 20th century. Long recognized as one of the greatest and most inspiring science-fiction works of all time, the lm is heralded for its technological realism, innovative special effects, and dazzling use of symphonic and choral music to heighten dramatic effect.
It also opened our hearts and minds to what may be possible, and drove an entire generation of ambitious minds to pursue this future. This event is not only a celebration of 2001, but also of the amazing work being conducted right here at U-M — and exactly how close we are to having science ction become reality.
We are thrilled you have joined us tonight and hope you enjoy the performance.
Alec Gallimore, Ph.D.
Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and professor of aerospace engineering and applied physics
Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting- edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known
for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community- supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution.
Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by
the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th music director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. The 2017–18 season marked Maestro Slatkin’s 10th
and nal year in the role, and in 2018–19, he returns as music director laureate. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as principal pops conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair.
With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes classical, pops, jazz, young people’s, and neighborhood concerts and collaborations with high- pro le artists, from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. In July 2017, the DSO embarked on its rst international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and rst visit to Japan in 19 years.
A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the rst orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and it continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion.
Making its home at the historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one
of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.
In a lively and versatile career, Robert Ziegler (conductor) has conducted masterpieces from Albinoni to Zappa
and collaborated with artists across the musical spectrum. He trained as a pianist with Jakob Gimpel and John Ringgold and studied conducting with Franco Ferrara.
A past prize winner in the G. Fitelberg Conducting Competition, Maestro Ziegler has directed orchestras including the London Philharmonic,
the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Dublin’s RTE Concert and Symphony Orchestras, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. International guest conducting includes the Gulbenkian Orchestra, l’Orchestre Nationale d’Ile
de France, the Japan Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras, the San Francisco Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, and the Adelaide Symphony. Future engagements include debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Spain’s Orchestra of the Asturias.
Maestro Ziegler conducted the premieres of live musical accompaniment to lms such as Jerry Goldsmith’s pioneering score for Planet of the Apes and Bernard Herrmann’s nal lm score for Martin Scorsese’s iconic Taxi Driver. He has performed the score
for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony, the Japan Philharmonic, and the London Philharmonic. He has conducted concerts of the music of John Williams, including Mr. Williams’ 80th birthday gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Maestro Ziegler’s extensive work in
film also includes recording original soundtracks by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice), Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), Alberto Iglesias, Max Richter, Shigeru Umebayashi, Lorne Balfe, Michael Giacchino, Mark Isham, and Alf Clausen for The Simpsons.
Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in
New York City, was founded in 1964 by Richard Westenburg and is now under the artistic leadership of Kent Tritle,
who began his 12th season this year. Musica Sacra presents performances each year at venues throughout New York, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall are a New York holiday tradition.
Musica Sacra previously joined the
New York Philharmonic for its live score performance of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The chorus is frequently invited to perform with such ensembles as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the New York City Ballet, in the Mostly Mozart Festival, and by concert presenters throughout the region.
Musica Sacra has given the world and New York premieres of more than 25 choral works, including, most recently, the world premiere of Evan Fein’s oratorio Deborah, based on the biblical character from
the Book of Judges, at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
Musica Sacra’s most recent recording is Eternal Re ections, an album of vocal works by Robert Paterson, the award- winning composer and founder of the American Modern Ensemble. The growing discography of recordings on the BMG, RCA, MSR Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon labels includes Messages to Myself, a program of recent works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis.
Musica Sacra’s community engagement initiative, in partnership with schools
and social service organizations in the New York metropolitan area, re ects
its dedication to educating students in the appreciation and history of choral music. In addition, Musica Sacra presents informational sessions for adult audiences to help contextualize their concert experience.
For more information, please visit www.musicasacrany.com.
Kent Tritle (music director, Musica Sacra) is one of America’s leading choral conductors. In addition to leading Musica Sacra, he is the director of cathedral music and the organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, as well
as music director of the Oratorio Society of New York. In addition, he is director of choral activities at the Manhattan School of Music and is a graduate faculty member of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, Mr. Tritle is the organist
of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Tritle’s current season is marked by the expansion of the Oratorio Society’s Carnegie Hall season from three to four concerts, which will include Kullervo, the rarely performed symphonic poem by Sibelius, and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. From 1989–2011, Mr. Tritle conducted the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series
at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, and from 1996–2004, he was music director
of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs. He hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle,
a weekly program devoted to the vibrant world of choral music, on New York’s WQXR from 2010–14.
Kent Tritle / Music Director
Michael Sheetz / Assistant Music Director Mark Hanke / Administrative Director
Margery Daley Chloe Holgate Linda Jones Jamet Pittman Nola Richardson Elisa Singer Strom Elena Williamson Zen Wu
Eric Brenner Hai-Ting Chinn Matthew Deming Michele Eaton Katie Geissinger Misa Iwama Helen Karloski Kate Maroney Daniel Moody Heather Petrie Kirsten Sollek
Nathaniel Adams Andrew Fuchs
Alex Guerrero Emerson Sieverts Michael Steinberger
Joseph Beutel Brian Mextorf Steven Moore Andrew Padgett Jose Pietri-Coimbre Gregory Purnhagen Charles Sprawls Peter Stewart
This evening’s performance marks the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 83rd appearance under UMS auspices following the Orchestra’s UMS debut in November 1919 at Hill Auditorium under the baton of Ossip Gabrilowitsch.
The Orchestra most recently appeared under UMS auspices in January 2013, conducted by Leonard Slatkin in Hill Auditorium, in a performance celebrating the Frieze Memorial Organ as part of Hill Auditorium’s centennial season. UMS welcomes Maestro Robert Ziegler, Musica Sacra, and Kent Tritle as they make their UMS debuts this evening.
DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leonard Slatkin / Music Director Laureate
Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation
Jeff Tyzik / Principal Pops Conductor
Terence Blanchard / Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Neeme Järvi / Music Director Emeritus
Yoonshin Song / Concertmaster Katherine Tuck Chair
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy / Associate Concertmaster
Alan and Marianne Schwartz and Jean Shapero (Shapero Foundation) Chair
Hai-Xin Wu / Assistant Concertmaster
Walker L. Cisler/Detroit Edison Foundation Chair
Jennifer Wey Fang / Assistant Concertmaster Marguerite Deslippe*
Laurie Landers Goldman*
Rachel Harding Klaus*
Eun Park Lee* Adrienne Rönmark* Laura Soto*
Greg Staples* Jiamin Wang* Mingzhao Zhou*
Adam Stepniewski / Assistant Principal Will Haapaniemi*
David and Valerie McCammon Chair
Hae Jeong Heidi Han*
David and Valerie McCammon Chair
Hong-Yi Mo* Alexandros Sakarellos* Joseph Striplin* Marian Tanau*
Jing Zhang* Open / Principal
The Devereaux Family Chair
Eric Nowlin / Principal
Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair
James VanValkenburg / Assistant Principal Caroline Coade
Shanda Lowery-Sachs Hart Hollman
Wei Yu / Principal James C. Gordon Chair
Abraham Feder / Assistant Principal Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair
Robert Bergman* Jeremy Crosmer*
David LeDoux* Peter McCaffrey*
Joanne Danto and Arnold Weingarden Chair
Haden McKay* Úna O’Riordan* Paul Wingert*
Victor and Gale Girolami Chair
Kevin Brown / Principal Van Dusen Family Chair
Stephen Molina / Assistant Principal Linton Bodwin
Patricia Masri-Fletcher / Principal Winifred E. Polk Chair
Sharon Sparrow / Acting Principal Bernard and Eleanor Robertson Chair
Morton and Brigitte Harris Chair
Jeffery Zook Open / Principal
Women’s Association for the DSO Chair
African-American Orchestra Fellow
Alexander Kinmonth / Principal Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Chair
Maggie Miller Chair
Brian Ventura / Assistant Principal Monica Fosnaugh
Shari and Craig Morgan Chair
Ralph Skiano / Principal Robert B. Semple Chair
PVS Chemicals, Inc./Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair Laurence Liberson / Assistant Principal
Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak Chair
Robert Williams / Principal
Michael Ke Ma / Assistant Principal Marcus Schoon
Karl Pitch / Principal
David Everson / Assistant Principal Mark Abbott
Hunter Eberly / Principal Lee and Floy Barthel Chair
Stephen Anderson / Assistant Principal William Lucas
African-American Orchestra Fellow
Kenneth Thompkins / Principal David Binder
Dennis Nulty / Principal Percussion
Joseph Becker / Principal
Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair
Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal / Assistant Principal William Cody Knicely Chair
Jeremy Epp / Principal
Richard and Mona Alonzo Chair
James Ritchie / Assistant Principal
Robert Stiles / Principal Ethan Allen
Heather Hart Rochon / Director of Orchestra Personnel
Patrick Peterson / Manager of Orchestra Personnel
Dennis Rottell / Stage Manager Steven Kemp / Department Head Matthew Pons / Department Head Michael Sarkissian / Department Head
*These members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis.
PROPELLING THE FUTURE
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