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Table of Contents | March 2011<br />

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

BPO Board of Trustees 11<br />

BPO Musician Roster 13<br />

Aikin Sings Strauss 17<br />

M&T Bank Classics Series<br />

March 4 & 5<br />

<strong>The</strong> Music of Michael Jackson 23<br />

March 12<br />

Side by Side with the GBYO 25<br />

March 15<br />

Shostakovich’s First 27<br />

M&T Bank Classics Series<br />

March 19 & 20<br />

Cherish the Ladies 33<br />

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Pops Series<br />

March 26<br />

Symphony Sing-a-long 37<br />

BPO Family Series supported by Bank of America<br />

March 27<br />

Spotlight on Sponsors 40<br />

Annual Fund Donors 42<br />

Patron Information 51<br />

Contact<br />

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<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> | 499 Franklin Street, <strong>Buffalo</strong>, NY 14202<br />

www.bpo.org | info@bpo.org<br />


Message from Board Chair<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Welcome to the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong>’s<br />

75th Anniversary Season.<br />

Last month, I had the extreme honor of making a major<br />

announcement on behalf of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong>—the<br />

BPO has secured a new contract with Music Director JoAnn<br />

Falletta, securing her leadership of our orchestra through<br />

the 2015-2016 season! Furthermore, the BPO has been<br />

invited to perform once again in Carnegie Hall in 2013,<br />

nine years after the <strong>Orchestra</strong>’s last appearance in the great<br />

hub of classical music in New York City.<br />

On top of all of this, we announced our 2011-2012<br />

M&T Bank Classics and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY<br />

Pops seasons, lineups that include stars from virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell to Broadway<br />

sensation Idina Menzel as well as some greatest hits from both the classical and pops<br />

genres, and more.<br />

In short, it has been a busy, productive, exciting time for the BPO! But the best part is,<br />

part of what keeps us busy is a full schedule of education and outreach programs. In<br />

addition to the full schedule of weekend performances your BPO play, our musicians<br />

and staff put on a score of concerts for students by day. (Imagine, every seat around you<br />

filled with fourth graders!)<br />

Among our many educational performances is the West Side Connection, a concert for<br />

students from schools right around Kleinhans Music Hall featuring 13-year-old Randall<br />

Goosby, winner of the national Sphinx Competition. This unique partnership between the<br />

BPO and the <strong>Buffalo</strong> Public Schools is made possible in part by Harter, Secrest & Emery<br />

LLP, and includes in-school visits by Goosby and others the week of the concert.<br />

Other highlights include the return of the Greater <strong>Buffalo</strong> Youth <strong>Orchestra</strong> to play Side by<br />

Side with our BPO musicians in a free concert on March 15 at 7:30 p.m., an annual<br />

tradition providing memorable experiences for local emerging artists—please join us for<br />

this special event!<br />

Through all of this, we are thrilled to continue meeting our mission of inspiring, educating<br />

and entertaining concertgoers in Western New York and beyond. We are thrilled to be<br />

so busy, and to have you here with us today. Enjoy the performance!<br />

Sincerely,<br />

10<br />

Cindy Abbott Letro<br />

Chair<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> Board of Trustees

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> Society, Inc.<br />

Board of Trustees<br />


Cindy Abbott Letro, Chair<br />

Louis Ciminelli, Vice Chair/Chair Elect<br />

Donald Ogilvie, Vice Chair<br />

Randall Odza, Secretary<br />

Dr. Angelo M. Fatta, Treasurer<br />

Cheryl Howe, Immediate Past Chair<br />

Board of Trustees<br />

Martin Anderson<br />

Karen Arrison<br />

Dennis Black<br />

Donald Boswell<br />

Anthony Cassetta<br />

Janz Castelo<br />

Paul B. Cronin<br />

JoAnn Falletta*,<br />

Music Director<br />

Gretchen Fierle<br />

Lynne Marie Finn<br />

John Fleischman*,<br />

Erie County Music<br />

Educators Association<br />


Ida Christie<br />

Anthony J. Colucci, Jr.<br />

G. Wayne Hawk<br />

Marion Jones<br />

Daniel Hart*,<br />

Executive Director<br />

Robbie Hausmann<br />

Monte Hoffman<br />

Kate Holzemer<br />

John Horn<br />

John J. Hurley<br />

Luke Jacobs,<br />

BPO Foundation Chair<br />

Dinesh Joseph<br />

Carol Kociela<br />

Doreen Rao*,<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> Chorus<br />

Music Director<br />

Wilfred Larson<br />

Edwin Polokoff<br />

John N. Walsh, III<br />

Robert G. Weber<br />

Gary Schober<br />

Brett Shurtliffe<br />

Robert Skerker<br />

Stephen Swift<br />

Nicole Tzetzo<br />

Joseph Voelkl<br />

Michal Wadsworth<br />

Jeffrey Wellington<br />

Stephen Wydysh<br />

*ex-officio<br />


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<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

History of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Grammy Award Winning <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> celebrates its 75th<br />

Anniversary Season in 2010-2011. Since 1940, the <strong>Orchestra</strong>’s permanent home has<br />

been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Site with an international reputation as<br />

one of the finest concert halls in the United States.<br />

As <strong>Buffalo</strong>’s cultural ambassador, the BPO has toured widely across the United States<br />

and Canada including the recently completed Florida Friends Tour with JoAnn Falletta<br />

in March 2010, the first multi-city tour since the 1988 European tour and the first<br />

outside of the WNY area since Maestro Falletta led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall<br />

in 2004. Other concerts include appearances in the Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center,<br />

Boston’s Symphony Hall, San Francisco’s Davies Hall, Montreal’s Place des Arts, and 22<br />

appearances at Carnegie Hall.<br />

Currently, the <strong>Orchestra</strong> presents more than 120 Classics, Pops and Youth Concerts each<br />

year and the award winning BPO Education programs reach over 35,000 students per<br />

year (K-12) from all eight counties of Western New York.<br />

Over the decades, the BPO has matured in stature under the batons of some of the<br />

leading stars of the podium. William Steinberg, Josef Krips, Lukas Foss, Michael Tilson<br />

Thomas, Maximiano Valdes, Semyon Bychkov and Julius Rudel are among the luminaries<br />

who have served as music directors of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong>.<br />

During the tenure of current music director JoAnn Falletta, the BPO has rekindled its<br />

distinguished history of NPR broadcasts and recordings, including the release of eleven<br />

new CDs of a highly diverse repertoire on the NAXOS and Beau Fleuve labels. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong>’s Naxos recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Mr. Tambourine Man:<br />

Seven Poems of Bob Dylan,” featuring soprano Hila Plitmann, won Grammys in two<br />

categories of the three for which it was nominated: Classical Vocal Performance and<br />

Classical Contemporary Composition.<br />

History of Kleinhans Music Hall<br />

Kleinhans Music Hall was built thanks to the generosity and vision of Edward and Mary<br />

Seaton Kleinhans and the stewardship of their charitable dreams by the Community<br />

Foundation for Greater <strong>Buffalo</strong>. <strong>The</strong> Community Foundation was bequeathed the estates<br />

of Mr. and Mrs. Kleinhans who made their fortune from the clothing store that bore their<br />

name and who died within three months of each other in 1934. <strong>The</strong>ir intent for the funds<br />

was specific: to build a music hall that would benefit the people of <strong>Buffalo</strong>. <strong>The</strong> year<br />

2010 celebrates the 70th birthday of Kleinhans Music Hall.<br />

To help realize the Kleinhans’ vision, the Foundation went to work doing what it does best—<br />

mobilizing the community in support of the project, and collaborating with civic leaders to<br />

maximize the impact of the gift. <strong>The</strong> Foundation held an international design competition and<br />

selected Eliel and Eero Saarinen as the architects for the project. It also convened a Citizens<br />

Committee to select the site and secured supplementary funding from the Federal Emergency<br />

Administration of Public Works (PWA) to complete the fullest expression of the Kleinhans’<br />

vision by bringing to fruition the world class facility we all enjoy today.<br />

Though the Kleinhans called <strong>Buffalo</strong> home for a short 36 years, their love for music and<br />

for their adopted home town lives on -- and the Community Foundation is proud to have<br />

played a role in the fulfillment of their legacy.

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

JoAnn Falletta, music director - Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Endowed Chair<br />

Matthew Kraemer, associate conductor<br />


Michael Ludwig<br />

Monte Hoffman 1<br />

Martha Malkiewicz<br />

concertmaster<br />

Robert Hausmann<br />

Clement & Karen Arrison David Schmude<br />


Endowed Chair<br />

Amelie Fradette<br />

Jacek Muzyk<br />

Amy Glidden<br />

principal<br />

assoc. concertmaster<br />

BASS<br />

Kay Koessler<br />

Louis P. Ciminelli Family Daniel Pendley<br />

Endowed Chair<br />

Foundation Chair<br />

principal<br />

Daniel Kerdelewicz<br />

Ansgarius Aylward<br />

Garman Family Foundation assoc. principal<br />

asst. concertmaster Endowed Chair Daniel Sweeley<br />

Marylouise Nanna Brett Shurtliffe<br />

Jay Matthews<br />

Douglas Cone<br />

assoc. principal Duane Saetveit<br />

Frances Kaye<br />

William Burns<br />

Karen Soffer<br />

Michael Nigrin<br />


Deborah Greitzer<br />

John Haas<br />

Alex Jokipii<br />

Diana Sachs<br />

Makoto Michii<br />

principal<br />

Alan Ross<br />

Edmond Gnekow<br />

Geoffrey Hardcastle<br />

Melanie Haas<br />

Philip Christner<br />

Andrea Blanchard-Cone<br />

Loren Silvertrust<br />


Antoine Lefebvre<br />

principal<br />

Jacqueline Galluzzo<br />

assoc. principal<br />

Richard Kay<br />

Jeffrey Jones<br />

Frances Morgante<br />

Donald McCrorey<br />

Robert Prokes<br />

Amy Licata<br />

Dmitry Gerikh<br />

Diane Melillo<br />

Shieh-Jian Tsai<br />

VIOLA<br />

Valerie Heywood<br />

principal<br />

Natalie Piskorsky<br />

assoc. principal<br />

Matthew Phillips<br />

Kate Holzemer<br />

Janz Castelo<br />

NingNing Jin<br />

CELLO<br />

Roman Mekinulov<br />

principal<br />

Jane D. Baird<br />

Endowed Chair<br />

Feng Hew<br />

assoc. principal<br />

FLUTE<br />

Christine Lynn Bailey<br />

principal<br />

Betsy Reeds<br />

Natalie Debikey Scanio<br />


Natalie Debikey Scanio<br />

OBOE<br />

Pierre Roy<br />

principal<br />

Catherine Estes<br />

Anna Mattix<br />


Anna Mattix<br />


John Fullam<br />

principal<br />

Patti Dilutis<br />

Salvatore Andolina<br />


Patti Dilutis<br />



Salvatore Andolina<br />


Glenn Einschlag<br />

principal<br />

Ron Daniels<br />

Martha Malkiewicz<br />


Jonathan Lombardo 2<br />

principal<br />

Timothy Smith<br />


Jeffrey Dee<br />

TUBA<br />

Don Harry<br />

principal<br />


Matthew Bassett<br />

principal<br />

Dinesh Joseph<br />

asst. principal<br />


Mark Hodges<br />

principal<br />

Dinesh Joseph<br />

HARP<br />

Suzanne Thomas<br />

principal<br />

Cover Conductor<br />

Scott Bean<br />

1<br />

Chair dedicated to the memory<br />

of Mauer Bunis<br />

2<br />

Chair dedicated to the memory<br />

of Scott Parkinson<br />


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JoAnn Falletta, Music Director<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Few artists are as important to the fabric of their<br />

communities as JoAnn Falletta. An effervescent and<br />

exuberant figure on the podium, she has been praised by<br />

<strong>The</strong> Washington Post as having “Toscanini’s tight control<br />

over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner<br />

voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled<br />

frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” Both on and off the podium,<br />

she is a vibrant ambassador for music and an inspiring<br />

artistic leader. Acclaimed by <strong>The</strong> New York Times as<br />

“one of the finest conductors of her generation,” she<br />

serves as the Music Director of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong><br />

<strong>Orchestra</strong> and the Virginia Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong>.<br />

Ms. Falletta is the recipient of many of the most prestigious<br />

conducting awards, including the Seaver/National<br />

Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award for exceptionally gifted American<br />

conductors, the coveted Stokowski Competition, and the Toscanini, Ditson and<br />

Bruno Walter Awards for conducting, as well as the American Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

League’s prestigious John S. Edwards Award. Hailing her as a “leading force for<br />

the music of our time,” the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers<br />

honored JoAnn Falletta with her 10th ASCAP award in 2008. Ms. Falletta serves as<br />

a Member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National<br />

Endowment for the Arts.<br />

Since stepping up to the podium as Music Director of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong><br />

<strong>Orchestra</strong> in the fall of 1999, Maestro Falletta has been credited with bringing the<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> to a new level of national and international prominence. In 2009,<br />

for the first time in its 74-year history, the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> won two<br />

Grammy awards for Best Classical Performance and Best Classical Composition<br />

for its John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan; Three<br />

Hallucinations CD. <strong>The</strong> orchestra was also nominated for a third Grammy in the Best<br />

Engineered Album, Classical category for its Respighi: Church Windows recording.<br />

Highlights for the 2009–10 season included the BPO’s first tour in many years with<br />

concerts throughout Florida.<br />

Under her leadership, the BPO has made an unprecedented number of highly<br />

acclaimed recordings, and has entered into a multi-disc contract with Naxos and is<br />

one of the leading orchestras for the label and one of the most frequently recorded<br />

orchestras in America. Falletta, who has established a reputation for conducting<br />

artistically important, but seldom-heard works, is embarking on a multi-year recording<br />

project of the lost works of Marcel Tyberg, the brilliant Austrian composer and<br />

Holocaust victim. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> has simultaneously established its own recording<br />

label, releasing seven CDs with marketing partnerships with the Albright Knox Art<br />

Gallery and Burchfield Penney Art Center and Darwin Martin House in <strong>Buffalo</strong>.<br />

Ms. Falletta received her undergraduate degree from the Mannes School of Music<br />

in New York, her master’s and doctorate degrees from <strong>The</strong> Juilliard School, and in<br />

addition has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates including degrees from<br />

Canisius College, D’Youville College and Niagara University.<br />

For more information on Ms. Falletta, visit her website at www.joannfalletta.com.

Matthew Kraemer, Associate Conductor<br />

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Recognized for his “musical sensitivity” and “energized<br />

sense of interpretation” conductor Matthew Kraemer enters<br />

his second season as associate conductor of the <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> in September 2010. In this role<br />

he appears regularly on each of the orchestra’s major<br />

series, including subscription weeks, Pops, Family, and<br />

summer concerts. He plays a vital role in the BPO’s awardwinning<br />

education and community engagement programs,<br />

in addition to assisting Music Director JoAnn Falletta<br />

during recording sessions and on tour. Upcoming season<br />

highlights include performances of Miguel del Aguila’s<br />

<strong>The</strong> Fall of Cuzco, a fully-staged production of Prokofiev’s<br />

Romeo and Juliet, performances with violinist Jennifer Koh<br />

and tour performances in Atlanta, Long Island, Miami, and<br />

West Palm Beach with Idina Menzel. Kraemer additionally<br />

appears this season as guest conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, Jacksonville<br />

Symphony and Virginia Symphony orchestras.<br />

Recipient of the distinguished Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellowship and the Bruno<br />

Walter Career Development Grant, Mr. Kraemer served a residency with the Vienna<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> at the Salzburg Music Festival during the summer of 2006. His conducting<br />

engagements include appearances with the symphony orchestras of Akron, Asheville,<br />

Baltimore, Canton, Jacksonville, and Richmond (IN), the Reno Chamber <strong>Orchestra</strong>, and<br />

in Europe with the Vidin <strong>Philharmonic</strong> and the Orquesta de Cadaqués. Equally at home<br />

in the ballet pit, he has led fully-staged productions with Virginia Ballet <strong>The</strong>atre, Ohio<br />

Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, and Todd Rosenlieb Dance. Mr. Kraemer has collaborated<br />

with many leading artists, including Awadagin Pratt, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet,<br />

Philippe Quint, Ben Folds, Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, and Richard Stolzman, among<br />

many others.<br />

Prior to his appointment in <strong>Buffalo</strong>, Mr. Kraemer completed a highly successful, threeyear<br />

tenure as associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong>. Increasingly<br />

recognized for his committed advocacy of music education and his devotion to audience<br />

development, he has created numerous arts education programs and continues his<br />

work with young musicians as conductor, clinician and lecturer at many music festivals<br />

and in public schools. He has held positions with the Akron Symphony and the Akron<br />

Youth Symphony orchestras, leading the AYS into its 50th anniversary season with a<br />

performance in Carnegie Hall.<br />

An Indiana native, Mr. Kraemer studied conducting in Vienna, Austria with Salvador Mas<br />

Conde and was twice a fellowship conductor at the American Academy of Conducting<br />

at Aspen. He has additionally participated in the National Arts Center Conductor’s<br />

Program in Ottawa, Canada. His conducting teachers include David Zinman, Robert<br />

Spano, Stanley DeRusha, and Jorma Panula. Mr. Kraemer is a graduate of Butler<br />

University and the University of Nevada, Reno, where he assisted former Cincinnati<br />

Symphony concertmaster Phillip Ruder. An accomplished violinist in his own right, he<br />

was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet. Fluent in German and French, his<br />

principal violin teachers include Phillip Ruder, Herbert Greenberg, and Larry Shapiro.<br />

When he is not performing, Mr. Kraemer enjoys cooking, running, and reading. He and<br />

his wife Megan reside in <strong>Buffalo</strong>, NY.<br />


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM<br />

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM<br />


JoAnn Falletta, conductor<br />

Laura Aikin, soprano<br />

RICHARD STRAUSS Don Juan, Op. 20<br />

Intermission<br />

Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)<br />

Frühling (Spring)<br />

September (September)<br />

Beim Schlafengehen (Going to Sleep)<br />

Im Abendrot (At Sunset)<br />

Laura Aikin, soprano<br />



Sieben frühe Lieder (Seven Early Songs)<br />

Nacht<br />

Schilflied<br />

Die Nachtigall<br />

Traumgekrönt<br />

Im Zimmer<br />

Liebesode<br />

Sommertge<br />

Laura Aikin, soprano<br />

La mer (<strong>The</strong> Sea)<br />

From Dawn to Noon on the Sea<br />

Play of the Waves<br />

Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea<br />

Patrons are asked to turn off all pagers, cell phones and signal watches.<br />

<strong>The</strong> use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.<br />

Musically Speaking & Afterthoughts Sponsored by<br />


<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Laura Aikin<br />

World renowned American Soprano Laura Aikin is<br />

considered a leader amongst dynamic Sopranos performing<br />

today. Possessing a range of over three octaves and an<br />

arresting stage presence, her repertoire embraces works<br />

from the Baroque to the contemporary on both the concert<br />

and operatic stages. In great demand in both Europe<br />

and America, she began her career as a member of the<br />

ensemble at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. At the Deutsche<br />

Staatsoper Berlin, Laura Aikin performed more than 300<br />

times in such major roles as Lulu (Lulu), Queen of the<br />

Night (Die Zauberflöte), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos),<br />

Amenaide (Tancredi), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Adele<br />

(Die Fledermaus), and Zaide (Zaide).<br />

Her critically acclaimed recordings and DVD’s include Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberg<br />

with Daniel Barenboim on the Chicago Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong>’s Centenial Edition<br />

Recording, Songs and Cycles by Ned Rorem for Orfeo with pianist Donald Sulzen,<br />

Schoenberg’s Die Jakobsleiter with the Sudwestfunk Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong>, Respighi’s La<br />

Campana Sommersa with the Orchestre National de Montpellier, and DVDs of Lulu from<br />

Opernhaus Zürich, Henze’s L’Upupa, Die Entführung aus dem Serail from the Salzburger<br />

Festspielen and Les Dialogues des Carmelites from La Scala with Ricardo Muti, and<br />

Henze’s Boulvarde Solitude from the Gran Teatro del Liceo Barcelona. Soon to be<br />

released a CD of Strauss songs with Pianist Donald Sulzen.<br />

Miss Aikin began her studies in her hometown of <strong>Buffalo</strong>, New York and Indiana<br />

University, where she studied with Margaret Harshaw. On receiving a two-year grant<br />

from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD), she travelled to Europe to study<br />

at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich with Kammersängerin Reri Grist. Since 1998 a<br />

student of Kammersängerin Brigitte Eisenfeld, she lives with her family in Basiglio, Italy,<br />

a small village south of Milan.<br />

For more information please visit www.lauraaikin.com.<br />

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Program Notes<br />

Richard Strauss<br />

German composer<br />

Born June 11, 1864, Munich<br />

Died September 8, 1949, Garmisch-<br />

Partenkirchen<br />

Don Juan, Op.20<br />

First Classics performance: December<br />

2, 1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk;<br />

most recent performance: September<br />

17, 2005, conducted by JoAnn Falletta;<br />

duration 17 miunutes<br />

Don Juan was the earliest of Strauss’ great<br />

orchestral tone poems, scored in 1888<br />

when the composer was just 24 years of<br />

age. <strong>The</strong> Spanish legend on which it is<br />

based has a long chronology in literature<br />

and the arts in general, with a lot of<br />

attention from serious composers, including<br />

even a celebrated opus from Mozart - his<br />

inimitable opera Don Giovanni.<br />

With regard to its origins, the lure and lore<br />

of the Don Juan fantasy began in 1630<br />

with a stage drama titled <strong>The</strong> Mocker of<br />

Seville and the Statue by the Spanish monk<br />

Gabriel Tellez (Tirso de Molina, c.1571-<br />

1648). Since that debut the legend has<br />

inspired many extrapolations. <strong>The</strong> Don<br />

is sometimes portrayed as nothing more

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

than a playboy, a libertine with a simple<br />

goal - to seduce every woman in sight.<br />

Other versions place him in a role mostly<br />

foolish, more like a silly romancer than a<br />

crafty paramour, as in the case of the Don<br />

Juan by by Nikolaus Lenau (1802-1850),<br />

the Austrian poet whose work provided<br />

the character model for Strauss.<br />

In fact, the Lenau variation is a tale of<br />

Don Juan’s relentless search for the perfect<br />

woman - one who is at once spiritually and<br />

sensually ideal. But the frenzy of the quest<br />

obscures and eclipses the dream. After a<br />

lifetime of manic pursuit the Don becomes<br />

disillusioned, dispassionate and tired of<br />

the world, its women - and ultimately -<br />

himself. Near the close he welcomes<br />

the challenge of a duel with Don Pedro<br />

who swears to redeem the honor of his<br />

sister, who of course had fallen to the<br />

wiles of our amorous conquistador. In<br />

self-retribution, Don Juan allows himself to<br />

be killed.<br />

Strauss’ music, though youthfully<br />

conceived, reveals a composer already<br />

at home in his métier of grandiloquent<br />

orchestration. <strong>The</strong> motifs - macho and<br />

brash and tender all at once - are<br />

splendidly cast over harmonies which<br />

convey the quixotic, double pursuit of<br />

soul and sensuality. Without following<br />

a literal course, Strauss tone-paints a<br />

series of episodes in the life of Don Juan<br />

by representing the spirit of the chase in<br />

florid tonalities. Indeed, the work is a<br />

symphonic tour de force, in turns brazen<br />

or tender, replete with noble melodies<br />

and emotive harmonies.<br />

<strong>The</strong> score also contains some of the<br />

dreamiest moments in music via enamored<br />

solos in the violin and oboe. Stand by as<br />

well for the principal theme heard several<br />

times strutting through the lusty choir<br />

of horns. But just as we might sense a<br />

developing apotheosis, the skies darken<br />

with ominous tones - the knell and toll of<br />

the avenging stroke of Don Pedro. Alas,<br />

the curtain closes on the sad career of<br />

Don Juan.<br />

Vier letzte Lieder - Four Last Songs<br />

Frühling Spring<br />

September September<br />

Beim Schlafengehen Going to Sleep<br />

Im Abendrot At Sunset<br />

First Classics performance: December 1,<br />

1942, with soprano Lotte Lehmann,<br />

conducted by Franco Autori; most recent<br />

performance: September 21, 2002, with<br />

soprano Renee Fleming, conducted by<br />

JoAnn Falletta; duration 25 minutes<br />

German Lieder (art songs) comprised<br />

a genre unto its own until roughly the<br />

beginning of the Romantic era. It was<br />

about that time when the venerable form<br />

began to respond to influences from the less<br />

structured but intimate ballads from England<br />

and the Continent at large. However, as<br />

the Lied became more flexible, the genre<br />

was once again dominated by exquisite<br />

examples from great Viennese and<br />

German masters such as Franz Schubert,<br />

Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Gustav<br />

Mahler and, of course, Richard Strauss.<br />

It is often noted that the latter’s true<br />

calling was revealed through his scores<br />

for the human voice. Strauss’ output is<br />

ravishing: among sixteen operas are<br />

Der Rosenkavalier, Salomé, Elektra and<br />

Ariadne auf Naxos and a body of over<br />

200 published songs for a variety of<br />

voices, several of which were orchestrated<br />

by the composer himself. However, almost<br />

all of his songs were scored prior to 1900.<br />

Except for about twelve Lieder written after<br />

World War I, Strauss did not seriously<br />

return to the form until the last months of his<br />

life. <strong>The</strong> Four Last Songs were completed<br />

just days before the composer’s death. <strong>The</strong><br />

poetry Strauss selected for the settings is<br />

often considered as a memoir of his life<br />

and career.<br />

But even as Strauss was an octegenarian<br />

when he conceived the Four Last Songs,<br />

we are charmed by the poignant allure of<br />

the works. Completed in 1949, just days<br />

before the composer’s death, the song<br />

cycle is revered as an exquisite adieu to<br />


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the Romantic Age. We may be certain that<br />

Strauss also intended to serve as a parting<br />

valentine as well to his wife of fifty-five<br />

years, Pauline, who had had her own fine<br />

career as a soprano soloist.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Four Last Songs are a luxuriant trove<br />

of melody and probing harmonies - all in<br />

service to the evocative poetry of the solo<br />

voice, which lingers like soft sunlight over<br />

a mystic forest of orchestral tone.<br />

Alban Berg<br />

Austrian composer<br />

Born February 9, 1885, Vienna<br />

Died December 24, 1935, Vienna<br />

Sieben frühe Lieder -<br />

Seven Early Songs<br />

Nacht<br />

Schilflied<br />

Die Nachtigall<br />

Traumgekrönt<br />

Im Zimmer<br />

Liebesode<br />

Sommertge<br />

<strong>The</strong>se are the first performances of this work<br />

on the Classics series; duration 17 minutes<br />

Though he was immensely gifted, Alban Berg<br />

is known to the music world for just a handful<br />

of titles. <strong>The</strong>se include his operas Wozzek<br />

and Lulu (unfinished in full score), the Violin<br />

Concerto and Lyric Suite for orchestra, and<br />

just a few chamber pieces and song cycles,<br />

including his Seven Early Songs.<br />

Berg was the third of four children in an<br />

upper-class family in which cultural values<br />

were keen. Like his siblings, he received<br />

instruction from a governess, including<br />

lessons on the piano for which he revealed<br />

exceptional aptitude. He was also<br />

passionately drawn to literature, especially<br />

the verse of the German Late-Romantics.<br />

By his early teens Berg began to mix<br />

metaphors by setting his favorite verses to<br />

music. Without his knowledge, his family<br />

managed to get copies of a few of Berg’s<br />

songs (he had already composed about<br />

80) to the celebrated Arnold Schönberg<br />

who agreed at once to accept Berg as a<br />

composition student without a fee.<br />

For the young and idealistic Alban Berg,<br />

under Schönberg’s influence the world of<br />

music became vast domain of possibilities,<br />

i.e. where every note carried a harmonic<br />

universe unto its own. <strong>The</strong> ultimate result<br />

was that Wagner’s ‘music of the future’ had<br />

opened the door to ‘atonality’ - i.e. music<br />

without a key center. No more D major, no<br />

more B minor. In musician’s terms, no more<br />

tonic, nor dominant, no more leading<br />

tones nor modulation. Indeed, a revolution<br />

that seemed almost frightening to those<br />

who loved Bach, Tchaikovsky or Mahler.<br />

But there is a delightful catch to all this.<br />

‘Atonal’ - without a key center, does not<br />

mean ‘atunal’ - without a melody. In Berg,<br />

as in Schönberg and others of the era,<br />

there are themes and wonderful melodic<br />

lines everywhere - it is only the harmonies<br />

that are ‘atonal.’ However, we are a bit<br />

ahead of ourselves.<br />

Berg’s Seven Early Songs were composed<br />

between 1905 and 1908, revealing a<br />

composer who was indeed en route ‘to<br />

the future.’ <strong>Orchestra</strong>ted in 1928, the<br />

songs are replete with a wonderful lyrical<br />

sense, based on melodies and harmonies<br />

which reach to the chromatic cosmos, but<br />

remain ‘terra firma’ in tonal construction.<br />

But his imminent progression into the realm<br />

of atonality was surely hinted and glinted<br />

in the songs.<br />

We should also note the composer’s<br />

choice to ‘word-paint’ (a term from<br />

Renaissance art songs) with timbres and<br />

tempos, embellishing the songs with<br />

evocative orchestrations as savvy as any<br />

in all of music. While the same can be<br />

said for Strauss’ Four Last Songs, what is<br />

striking here is the reach of Berg’s abstract<br />

mix of lyrics and voice with a select<br />

palette of symphonic color, very closely<br />

allied to the meaning and rhythm of the<br />

original poetry. One might say the artistry<br />

of each setting belies the science behind<br />

their conception, in particular for a twentysomething<br />

composer in the first decade of

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the 20th century. Moreover, Berg was a<br />

son of Vienna, where new science and<br />

new art were revered from every quarter,<br />

even as the soul of the city was nurtured by<br />

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and<br />

Johann Strauss, Jr. By the way, they are all<br />

interred there, in the ‘city built to music,’ as<br />

are Schönberg and Alban Berg.<br />

Claude Debussy<br />

French composer<br />

Born 1862, Staint-Germain-en-Laye<br />

Died 1918, Paris<br />

La mer (<strong>The</strong> Sea)<br />

From Dawn to Noon on the Sea<br />

Play of the Waves<br />

Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea<br />

First Classics performance: December 2,<br />

1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk; most<br />

recent performance: September 17, 2005,<br />

conducted by JoAnn Falletta; duration<br />

17 minutes<br />

Throughout his life French composer<br />

Claude Debussy was fascinated with the<br />

sea - its ancient symbolism and capricious<br />

grandeur, its contrast of horrific storms<br />

and serene peacefulness. Debussy’s idea<br />

to compose an orchestral seascape was<br />

likewise influenced by his admiration for<br />

the work of his compatriot, the painter<br />

Claude Monet, as well as the evocative<br />

oils of the English artist J.M.W. Turner.<br />

Often noted is that Debussy himself<br />

became a tone painter with La mer of<br />

1905, creating for the concert hall a<br />

sonic canvas of stunning veracity.<br />

With regard to style, Debussy once<br />

remarked that the music of late German<br />

Romanticism, and in particular that of<br />

Wagner, was really not a beginning but<br />

rather a glorious sunset. <strong>The</strong> new light<br />

which followed was not less than the<br />

dawn of Impressionism, with its aesthetic<br />

appropriation of soft allusions and misty<br />

chromatic light. However, because the<br />

Impressionst style in music seems to be such<br />

a world apart from the traditional elements<br />

of harmony and form, in his time Debussy<br />

was considered to be a kinder, more<br />

gentle example of a ‘modern’ composer<br />

- far apart from Wagner’s ‘music of the<br />

future.’ But of course, Debussy’s music<br />

received praises from very high places.<br />

Bela Bartok wrote:<br />

“Debussy’s great service to music<br />

was to rewaken among all musicians<br />

an awareness of harmony and all its<br />

possibilities. In that, he was just as<br />

important as Beethoven, who revealed<br />

to us the meaning of the progressive<br />

form, and as Bach, who showed us the<br />

transcendent significance of counterpoint.<br />

Now, what I am always asking<br />

myself is this: is it possible to make a<br />

synthesis of these three great masters,<br />

a living synthesis that will be valid for<br />

our time?”<br />

With regard to La Mer, the best clues<br />

to the content of each musical canvas<br />

are provided by Debussy in the form of<br />

descriptive movement titles. Also, the music<br />

is altogether vivid: for example, listeners<br />

can usually spot the irresistible calls of<br />

mythical Sirens who enchant through the<br />

wind-blown mist of the last movement.<br />

About the latter Debussy was not<br />

kidding. In letters to his Parisian publisher<br />

he wrote:<br />

“<strong>The</strong> sea has been very good to me.<br />

She has shown me all her moods...<br />

it is always endless and beautiful. It<br />

is really the one thing in nature which<br />

keeps us in our place. But we do not<br />

respect it nearly enough. In the sea<br />

one should find sirens...from within the<br />

waters which rage then flood across<br />

the shore - a sea which tears at the<br />

rocky cliffs in tantrums.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a rapture on the lonely shore,<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is society, where none intrudes,<br />

By the deep sea, and music in its roar;<br />

I love not man the less, but Nature more.<br />

Childe Harold, Lord Byron<br />

Program Notes by Edward Yadzinski<br />


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM<br />

<strong>The</strong> Music of Michael Jackson<br />

Brent Havens, conductor<br />

James Delisco, vocals<br />

Program Will Be Announced From Stage<br />

Patrons are asked to turn off all pagers, cell phones and signal watches.<br />

<strong>The</strong> use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.<br />

Brent Havens, conductor<br />

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has<br />

written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually<br />

every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for<br />

networks such as ABC, CBS and ABC Family Channel<br />

Network, commercials, sports music for networks such<br />

as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens is Arranger/Guest<br />

Conductor for six symphonic rock programs – the Music<br />

of Led Zeppelin, the Music of the Doors, the Music of Pink<br />

Floyd, the Music of the Eagles, the Music of Queen and<br />

most recently the Music of Michael Jackson!<br />

James Delisco, vocals<br />

Crowned “<strong>The</strong> Entertainer” by Wayne Newton on the E!<br />

Network’s reality TV series, Delisco has proved he is more<br />

than worthy of that title. After completing his $1 million<br />

contract at the Las Vegas Hilton, where his show opened to<br />

rave reviews, Delisco continues to obtain critical acclaim<br />

in every market and venue on his recent world-wide tour.<br />

An iconoclastic showroom performer, he emanates old<br />

school charm with contemporary charisma. He creates a<br />

connection between artist and audience while ushering in<br />

his unique new sound through his original music. He has<br />

crafted his own style of music he calls RaGaBaR, which is<br />

a synthesis of the elements of twentieth-century music such as rhythm and blues, gospel,<br />

rock, and ragtime.<br />

For more information visit www.delisco.com.<br />


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:30 PM<br />

Free Admission<br />

Matthew Kraemer, BPO associate conductor<br />

Gerard Floriano, GBYO artistic director and conductor<br />

Hamburg High School Choir<br />

Norman Zogaib, director<br />

Holst<br />

<strong>The</strong> Planets (selections)<br />

Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune<br />

Gerard Floriano, GBYO director<br />

Hamburg High School Choir<br />

Norman Zogaib, director<br />

Intermission<br />

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6<br />

Mvts 1, 2, and 3<br />

Matthew Kraemer, conductor<br />

Pre-concert performance by the Greater <strong>Buffalo</strong> String <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

in the Mary Seaton Room at 6:30pm.<br />

Patrons are asked to turn off all pagers, cell phones and signal watches.<br />

<strong>The</strong> use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.<br />


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:00 PM<br />

Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM<br />

Shostakovich’s First<br />

Antoni Wit, conductor<br />

Jacek Muzyk, french horn<br />

Tchaikovsky<br />

Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture<br />

Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat major, K.495<br />

Allegro moderato<br />

Romanza: Andante<br />

Rondo: Allegro vivace<br />

Intermission<br />

Kilar<br />

Orawa for String <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Shostakovich<br />

Symphony No.1 in F minor, op.10<br />

Allegretto<br />

Allegro<br />

Lento<br />

Allegro<br />

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<strong>The</strong> use of cameras and recording devices is strictly prohibited.<br />

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<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Antoni Wit<br />

Born in Krakow in 1944, Antoni Wit is one of the<br />

most highly regarded Polish conductors, a champion<br />

of Polish music and since January 2002 he has been<br />

Director General and Artistic Director of the National<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> in Warsaw.<br />

After studying conducting with Henryk Czyz, composition<br />

with Krzysztof Penderecki and later with Nadia<br />

Boulanger in Paris, Six time Grammy award nominated<br />

Antoni Wit became Top Prize Winner at the Herbert von<br />

Karajan International Conducting Competition 1971 in<br />

Berlin which proved a pivotal moment in his career. Two<br />

years later he assisted Herbert von Karajan at the Easter<br />

Festival in Salzburg and during this time he was a regular conductor at the Poznan<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> from1970 until 1972. Antoni Wit was given the post of Artistic Director<br />

for the first time in 1974 with <strong>The</strong> Pomeranian <strong>Philharmonic</strong>. Three years later, he<br />

assumed the post of Artistic Director and First Conductor of the <strong>Orchestra</strong> and Choir<br />

of the Polish Radio and Television in Krakow. For four years Antoni Wit worked with<br />

Orquestra Filharmonica de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, first as Music Director and<br />

then as Visiting Conductor and from 1983 until 2000 held the position of Director of<br />

the National Polish Radio Symphony <strong>Orchestra</strong> before taking up his current position<br />

at the Warsaw <strong>Philharmonic</strong>.<br />

Jacek Muzyk<br />

Jacek Muzyk was born and raised in Poland. He<br />

began to study the french horn at the age of 18. After<br />

graduation from the Academy of Music in Krakow, Mr.<br />

Muzyk completed another master’s degree at the Mannes<br />

College of Music in New York studying with David Jolley.<br />

He received further education at the Julliard School<br />

of Music with William Purvis and then he continued<br />

studying at Rice University in Houston (TX) with William<br />

VerMeulen. Following his studies Mr. Muzyk returned to<br />

Poland, working full time with the best Polish orchestras,<br />

including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National <strong>Philharmonic</strong><br />

of Warsaw, Polish Radio <strong>Orchestra</strong> and the Krakow<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> among others. In 1999 he was chosen as<br />

the Principal Horn for Krystian Zimerman’s Polish Festival <strong>Orchestra</strong>, a select group<br />

of Poland’s finest musicians that toured Europe and the United States playing over<br />

40 performances of Chopin’s concertos while winning a Grammy Award. In 2002,<br />

Mr.Muzyk moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand Opera<br />

and the Dallas Symphony before being appointed as the Principal Horn with the<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong>. He has made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony<br />

<strong>Orchestra</strong>, the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and other orchestras in the<br />

USA, Japan, Europe, South America and appeared as guest soloist as well. Mr.<br />

Muzyk has given numerous master classes and recitals throughout all continents<br />

and has made solo recordings under the Polish Radio label. Recently he recorded<br />

2 solo CDs featuring all Mozart’s concertos and Bach Cello Suites no.1, 2 and 3.<br />

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For more information www.jacekmuzyk.com.

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Program Notes<br />

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky<br />

Russian composer<br />

Born April 25, 1840, Votkinsk<br />

Died October 25, 1893, St. Petersburg<br />

Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture<br />

First Classics performance: March 5,<br />

1936, conducted by Lajos Shuk; most<br />

recent performance: April 1, 2007,<br />

conducted by Gerard Schwarz; duration<br />

19 minutes<br />

Composed in 1869 and revised in 1880,<br />

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Shakespeare’s star<br />

crossed lovers is a tone poem of graphic<br />

detail, replete with provocative themes,<br />

seductive harmonies and a scintillating<br />

orchestration. From the great Bard’s<br />

original drama of 1595, the composer<br />

tone-painted the scenes which both<br />

summarized the drama and conveyed the<br />

emotive power of the young lovers in the<br />

face of cruel reality.<br />

Portrayed from the very opening measures<br />

of the score is the character of Friar<br />

Laurence, represented by dark, chantlike<br />

chords which resonate from the low<br />

woodwinds and horns. With breathless<br />

solemnity, poignant strings and harp<br />

confirm that something ominous is at<br />

hand, already encoded with heartache.<br />

In measured steps the symbolism proceeds<br />

with ever increasing tension, as the strife<br />

and bitter rivalry between the Montagues<br />

and Capulets fills the troubled air of Verona.<br />

<strong>The</strong> scene is replete with malevolence and<br />

vengeance, where stilettos and swords<br />

hold court before reason.<br />

But then, via the subtlety and nuance of<br />

Tchaikovsky’s pen, the music becomes<br />

quiescent, even hopeful. Through the<br />

timbres of the morning mist before dawn<br />

we are aware of the presence of Juliet in<br />

her chamber with her beloved Romeo. <strong>The</strong><br />

young lovers have been secretly married<br />

by Friar Laurence. Tchaikovsky represents<br />

their nuptial night with a radiant melody<br />

and harmony that could not be more<br />

rapturous. For a brief moment our innocent<br />

lovers visit the paradise of their dreams.<br />

But their devotion does not spare them from<br />

the madness of their feuding families. In<br />

just a few strokes of the baton the hopeless<br />

vendettas recapture the scene with ferrocious<br />

veracity. Although a momentary flashback<br />

or two returns us to the love scene, clearly<br />

the fateful denouement is at hand. <strong>The</strong><br />

score then terrifies the stark horizon with<br />

a raven-toned chill, signaled by a deep<br />

power stroke from the timpani. Romeo and<br />

Juliet now lie lifeless in a crypt of cold stone,<br />

as the curtain closes with an elegiac coda,<br />

mirroring the religious chant heard at the<br />

opening. Imperious chords from the brass<br />

over rolling percussion provide the closing<br />

quotes to the saga of forbidden young love<br />

redeemed only in eternity.<br />

Romeo and Juliet;<br />

Act III, Scene V, Juliet’s chamber<br />

Juliet: Thou must leave? it is not yet<br />

near day:<br />

It was the nightingale, and not the lark,<br />

That pierced the fearful hollow of<br />

thine ear;<br />

Nightly she sings on yon<br />

pomegranate tree:<br />

Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.<br />

Romeo: It was the lark, the herald of<br />

the morn,<br />

No nightingale: look, love, what<br />

envious streaks<br />

Do lace the severing clouds in<br />

yonder east:<br />

Night’s candles are burnt out, and<br />

jocund day<br />

Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops;<br />

I must be gone and live, or stay and die.<br />

Juliet: It is, it is, hie hence, be gone,<br />

away;<br />

It is the lark that sings so out of tune<br />

Straining harsh discords, and<br />

unpleasing sharps.<br />


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Some say, the lark makes sweet<br />

division;<br />

This doth not so, for she divideth us:<br />

O, now be gone; more light and<br />

light it grows.<br />

Romeo: More light and light! --<br />

– more dark and dark our woes!<br />

William Shakespeare<br />

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart<br />

Austrian composer, pianist and violinist<br />

Born January 27, 1756, Salzburg<br />

Died December 5, 1791, Vienna<br />

Horn Concerto No.4 in E-flat<br />

major, K.495<br />

Allegro moderato<br />

Romanza: Andante<br />

Rondo: Allegro vivace<br />

First Classics performance: February 6,<br />

1972, with hornist Roy Waas, conducted<br />

by Michael Tilson Thomas; most recent<br />

performance: January 29, 2006, with<br />

hornist Jacek Muzcyk, conducted by<br />

Roberto Minczuk; duration 15 minutes<br />

Among the wonderful concertos for<br />

winds and brass is a veritable wealth<br />

for the French horn, highlighted by the<br />

Brandenburg Concerto No.1 by J.S.<br />

Bach, two concertos by Franz Joseph<br />

Haydn, not less than four by Wolfgang<br />

Amadeus Mozart and a much later pair<br />

by Richard Strauss. Nor can we overlook<br />

treasures like the concerto by Glier and<br />

the stunning Serenade for Tenor, Horn and<br />

Strings by Benjamin Britten. And when we<br />

add in all of the great horn solos in the<br />

orchestral and opera repertoire it appears<br />

there is a trove in the Hornist’s Nest (there<br />

is even a publisher by that name).<br />

Mozart scored his horn concertos for one<br />

of his Salzburg friends, a dilettante horn<br />

player named Joseph Leutgeb (who later<br />

distinguished himself as cheese merchant<br />

in Vienna). Wolfgang Amadeus had<br />

plenty of levity in his pen as well. Several<br />

pages of the horn manuscripts contain<br />

scripted comments in Mozart’s hand *<br />

“Careful!” * “Special for you, Monsieur<br />

Donkey!” * “Thank God this is the end!”<br />

* all in teasing admiration for his friend,<br />

who curdled notes no less efficiently<br />

than cream. No matter. We owe a lot to<br />

Leutgeb for inspiring one of the greatest<br />

pens in the history of anything to add such<br />

class and charm to the horn repertoire.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Horn Concerto No.4 was scored in<br />

1786, an interval when Mozart turned<br />

out masterworks by the yard - astonishing<br />

- including piano concertos Nos. 23, 24<br />

and 25 as well as the exquisite Symphony<br />

No.38, the “Prague.”<br />

K.495 opens with a light introduction which<br />

loses no time highlighting the melodies<br />

to come. But this is Mozart, which also<br />

means by the time the solo horn makes<br />

its demure entrance the theme is already<br />

in variation. <strong>The</strong> solo line then weaves<br />

and spins its way, finding a minor key<br />

retreat at the mid-point, then coyly turning<br />

back, with a brief cadenza, to retake the<br />

opening tonality and mood. Set in B-flat<br />

major, the Romanza presents a poetic daydream,<br />

gentle and pleading. Here, as in<br />

most of the second movements of Mozart’s<br />

concertos, the music is carried by lyrical<br />

poise, tuneful grace and time in repose.<br />

We are back in E-flat major for the third<br />

movement, for which the principal tune is<br />

a characteristic ‘hunting horn’ motif. In turn<br />

follows a wonderful serve-and-volley set<br />

of rondo variations, with deft articulation<br />

required from the soloist on the wing.<br />

But as it so often seems, Mozart has yet<br />

another poetic enchantment or two up his<br />

sleeve before a recap of the theme closes<br />

the curtain with a sprightly coda.<br />

Wojciech Kilar<br />

Polish composer<br />

Born July 17, 1932, L’viv, Ukraine<br />

Orawa for String <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong>se are the first performances of this work<br />

on the Classics series; duration 10 minutes

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Born in the former Polish city of Lwów,<br />

Wojciech Kilar received his formative<br />

training at the Katowice Academy,<br />

followed by advanced studies at the<br />

State Higher School of Music in Kraków.<br />

Immersed in the powerful pull of the<br />

avant-garde in the 1950s, Kilar was<br />

the first Polish composer to participate in<br />

the festivals at Darmstadt, a renowned<br />

center for the avant-garde. However, he<br />

remained faithful to his traditional instincts<br />

and moved to Paris where he studied<br />

composition with Nadia Boulanger.<br />

Although his catalog of original<br />

compositions includes music in diverse<br />

genres, Kilar’s work is highlighted by an<br />

abundance of film scores, including the<br />

sound tracks for <strong>The</strong> Pianist and Francis<br />

Ford Coppola’s Dracula.<br />

Kilar remains vigilant about the heritage<br />

of Polish music, and has worked tirelessly<br />

to highlight music from his native soil. For<br />

example, he was among the founders<br />

of the Karol Szymanowski Society, and<br />

for many years directed the Katowice<br />

Association of Polish Composers. He<br />

also served on the repertoire board for<br />

the prestigious Warsaw Autumn Festival<br />

of Contemporary Music.<br />

From the Classical era through the modern<br />

age, mountain motifs have provided<br />

a trove of inspiration for composers.<br />

Examples include Beethoven’s Symphony<br />

No.6 “Pastoral”, Richard Strauss’ Alpine<br />

Symphony, Ruggles’ Men and Mountains<br />

and Hovahness’ Mysterious Mountain.<br />

While we are at it, the lighter side of<br />

the orchestral repertoire holds showcase<br />

pieces like Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald<br />

Mountain and Grieg’s In the Hall of the<br />

Mountain King, among others.<br />

Composed in 1986, Orawa is cast<br />

as a tone poem for strings, offering an<br />

evocation of the Carpathian Mountains<br />

from the heart of Eastern Europe.<br />

<strong>The</strong> expanse stretches from Serbia to<br />

Czechoslovakia, and crosses parts of<br />

Hungary, the Ukraine, Romania, Poland<br />

and Slovakia. Located at the border<br />

between Poland and Slovakia, the<br />

Orawa region is only about 20 miles<br />

in length, yet retains its rustic, postcardperfect<br />

charm.<br />

A repeating rhythmic fragment in F-sharp<br />

minor (really a Baroque-styled ostinato)<br />

opens the work with nine iterations,<br />

followed by another nine, then seven,<br />

then five, and so on. <strong>The</strong> idea is borrowed<br />

from the ‘minimalist style’ (where very<br />

small musical fragments are repeated<br />

over and over with slight changes and<br />

additions every so often along the way).<br />

A middle section of ratcheted accents<br />

stands in as a trail marker - back and forth<br />

between the upper and lower voices. In<br />

turn, the texture becomes briefly quiescent<br />

before a brash folk-dance anticipates an<br />

evocative tune with gypsy-like intonations<br />

- as if borrowed from Bartók.<br />

<strong>The</strong> energy overall takes on a martial<br />

mode, as the rhythmic patterns strut<br />

straight ahead in duple meter. But<br />

suddenly the brick-and-mortar rhythms<br />

segue to an impromptu exit into F major<br />

- replied by a punctual D. A full-voice<br />

stinger provides the final tag - doubtless<br />

the end of a journey. (A ‘stinger’ is the<br />

term for an exclamation point at the end<br />

of a concert march.)<br />

Dmitry Shostakovich<br />

Russian composer<br />

Born September 25, 1906, St.<br />

Petersburg; died: 9 August 1975,<br />

Moscow<br />

Symphony No.1 in F minor, op.10<br />

Allegretto<br />

Allegro<br />

Lento<br />

Allegro<br />

First and only Classics performances:<br />

November 29, December 1, 1959,<br />

conducted by Josef Krips; duration:<br />

31 minutes<br />

Updates on the life and times of Dimitry<br />

Shostakovich reveal the composer was<br />


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a self-styled double agent: one for<br />

public view as a token of obedience to<br />

the Soviet regime; another for his own<br />

artistic expression. At the time - a very<br />

risky gambit.<br />

Political problems for young Dimitry<br />

began in 1936 when a performance of<br />

his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk<br />

District was heard by not-less (i.e., notworse)<br />

than Joseph Stalin. <strong>The</strong> opera<br />

and the composer received such severe<br />

official condemnation that the work had<br />

to be withdrawn. <strong>The</strong> very next major<br />

effort of Shostakovich was his now wellknown<br />

Symphony No.5, listed by the<br />

composer as “A Soviet artist’s reply to<br />

just criticism”. Clearly, the ruse was on,<br />

and for the rest of his life Shostakovich<br />

was able to keep the political dragons<br />

at bay.<br />

By the end of his career, the composer’s<br />

catalog included additional operas,<br />

ballets, many film scores, various<br />

concertos and diverse pieces for<br />

orchestra, many vocal settings, fifteen<br />

symphonies and fifteen string quartets in<br />

addition to volumes of other work. In a<br />

word: prolific. And as Wordsworth once<br />

noted “<strong>The</strong> child is father of the man” -<br />

indeed, the composer’s full output reveals<br />

the creative signature that resonates<br />

throughout Symphony No.1.<br />

It all began when, as a precocious<br />

youngster of just thirteen, Dimitry was<br />

admitted into the Petrograd Conservatory<br />

of Music. He became so proficient as a<br />

pianist that he won ‘honorable mention’<br />

in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw.<br />

But his true calling was composition,<br />

and as a graduation piece submitted his<br />

Symphony No.1 in 1926. He was all of<br />

nineteen years old. Good news travels<br />

like lightning in the music world - within<br />

two years the symphony was heard in<br />

Berlin under Bruno Walter and in the<br />

United States under Leopold Stokowski.<br />

Although it required decades of clever<br />

maneuvers to dodge the censors,<br />

Shostakovich ultimately prevailed.<br />

Symphony No.1 begins as if a<br />

variation were already in progress.<br />

<strong>The</strong> actual theme is assembled in the<br />

listener’s intuition, well after the fact -<br />

clever mischief. Here and throughout<br />

the work, distinct solo lines carry the<br />

principal roles - clarinet, flute, violin,<br />

etc. Although a lyrical dialog develops<br />

throughout the movement, the tuneful<br />

expanse is cast over sections which<br />

sound as though a military band is in<br />

the waiting backstage.<br />

At the opening of the second movement<br />

the clarinet tosses out the first pitch -<br />

a scherzo in disguise - with a piano<br />

added to the mix for some extra zing. A<br />

plaintive middle section is tone-painted<br />

by anxious low strings with enigmatic<br />

brush strokes on the snare drum. A<br />

sporting bassoon gets things back to<br />

the scherzo on the wing, ending with<br />

stentorian brass as an escort to flashing<br />

strikes from the piano.<br />

A lyrical oboe over lush strings opens the<br />

third movement, marked Lento. Listeners<br />

might note a touch of Wagnerian<br />

chromaticism just before the an<br />

orchestral sunrise. But trumpets seem to<br />

echo from within, calling sadly from a<br />

much different venue - a tragic souvenir<br />

which haunts all of the later scores of<br />

Shostakovich.<br />

<strong>The</strong>n suddenly - a rolling crescendo from<br />

the snare signals the last movement.<br />

Stand by for every manner of contrast<br />

- breathless lyricism, biting harmonies,<br />

tenderness and a hail storm of sonic color,<br />

including a cryptic episode midway for<br />

solo timpani, followed by strings and<br />

woodwinds as if in memoriam. Not to<br />

worry - a bright apotheosis in full voice<br />

closes the curtain in uplifting F major.<br />

Program Notes by Edward Yadzinski

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM<br />

Cherish the Ladies<br />

Matthew Kraemer, conductor<br />

Cherish the Ladies<br />

Joanie Madden flute, whistle and vocals<br />

Mary Coogan guitar<br />

Mirella Murray accordion<br />

Grainne Murphy fiddle<br />

Kathleen Boyle piano and vocals<br />

Deidre Connolly vocals, bodhran and whistle<br />

Amy Licata, violin<br />

Brett Shurtliffe, double bass<br />


“<strong>The</strong> Irish Washerwoman” from Irish Suite<br />


Amy Licata<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rose in the Heather<br />

Rose in the Heather<br />

High Hill<br />

Road to Lisdoonavarna<br />

Amy Licata, violin<br />

Brett Shurtliffe, double bass<br />


“<strong>The</strong> Rakes of Mallow” from Irish Suite<br />

HARDIMAN/MOORE Music from Lord of the Dance<br />


Pat Hollenbeck<br />

Meagh Seola<br />

Joanie Madden<br />


“<strong>The</strong> Girl I Left Behind Me” from Irish Suite<br />

Intermission<br />


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Amy Licata<br />

Brett Shurtliffe<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Traditional: Fir and Far Medley<br />

Keane: <strong>The</strong> Homesteaders (from the Way<br />

West) (arr Keane & Wallace)<br />

Yeats: <strong>The</strong> Ballad of the Foxhunter<br />

Traditional: Dan Stacey<br />

O’Carolan: Loftus Jones<br />

Madden: <strong>The</strong> Cat’s Meow<br />

Traditional: High Germany<br />

Traditional: Hornpipe Dance<br />

Madden: Bonkers in Yonkers<br />

Traditional: <strong>The</strong> Castle of Dromore<br />

<strong>The</strong> Highway to Kilkenny Medley<br />

Amy Licata (nee Kinney) was born in the border region<br />

of Washington and Idaho. When she was four years old<br />

her Grandad gave her a fiddle to help preserve Westernstyle<br />

fiddlin’. At age eight, when she finished third to Mark<br />

O’Connor in the National Junior-Junior Old-Time fiddling<br />

competition, she figured fiddling was in capable hands<br />

with Mark. Amy devoted her studies to classical violin<br />

and studied with Jascha Brodsky and Aaron Rosand at<br />

the Curtis Institute of Music. Fiddling has remained part of<br />

Amy’s musical interest and heritage, with Irish-style a recent<br />

variation on the theme. Amy lives in the Elmwood Village of<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> with her husband and their four children.<br />

Double bassist Brett Shurtliffe received his Bachelor in Music<br />

from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with<br />

James VanDemark and his Master in Music from Duquesne<br />

University, where he studied with Jeffrey Turner. Apart from<br />

performing, Mr. Shurtliffe has commissioned new works for<br />

the double bass, as well as creating numerous transcriptions<br />

of his own including Monte’s Czardas, Kabalevsky’s 1st<br />

Cello Concerto, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen. Along<br />

with his current private studio, he serves as Adjunct Professor<br />

of Double Bass at Canisius and Houghton Colleges. He<br />

currently resides in Boston NY with his wife Andrea and<br />

their two daughters Madelyn and Ashlyn.

Cherish the Ladies<br />

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

JOANIE MADDEN is the Grammy Award winning whistle<br />

and flute player who has been the leader of Cherish the<br />

Ladies since its inception. Born in New York of Irish parents,<br />

she is the second oldest of seven children raised in a musical<br />

household; her mother hails from Miltown Malbay, County<br />

Clare and her father Joe, an All-Ireland Champion on the<br />

accordion, comes from Portumna in East Galway. Joanie won<br />

five gold medals at the All-Ireland World Championships,<br />

and made history becoming the first American to win the<br />

coveted Senior All-Ireland Championship on the whistle. In<br />

addition to her larger than life persona, she is also a gifted<br />

composer and many of her compositions are basic session<br />

tunes known around the globe and have been recorded by<br />

some of Ireland’s leading musicians. She has in constant demand in the studio and has<br />

recorded on over 75 albums running the gamut from Pete Seeger to Sinead O’Connor.<br />

She has many awards and citations including; the youngest member inducted into both<br />

the Irish-American Musicians Hall of Fame and the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Traditional Music<br />

Hall of fame, recipient of the Wild Geese Award, chosen twice as one of the Top 100<br />

Irish-Americans in the country and also voted Traditional Musician of the Year all for<br />

her contributions to promoting and preserving Irish culture in America. Her extremely<br />

successful solo whistle recordings entitled “Song of the Irish Whistle” have sold more than<br />

500,000 albums worldwide, making her the most successful whistle player in history. All<br />

these accolades and more are why Dr. Mick Moloney, noted folklorist and scholar, has<br />

proclaimed Joanie “<strong>The</strong> First Lady of Irish Music.”<br />

MARY COOGAN was born in New York and also raised in a musical household. Along<br />

with Joanie, she is one of the founding members of Cherish the Ladies and has been<br />

with the band for over twenty-five years. Her mother comes from County Roscommon and<br />

her father Jim was a first generation Irish-American accordion player. Her father bought<br />

her a guitar for Christmas when she was four years old and Mary began the process<br />

of teaching herself how to play. She began listening to various types of acoustic music<br />

and along the way learned the mandolin, banjo and bouzouki. She has a number of<br />

projects that she has been involved in; her duet album she recorded with her father<br />

Jim entitled “Passing Time” featuring renditions of tunes both old and new and her first<br />

solo recording, “Christmas” have received rave reviews across the board. Mary also<br />

holds her masters degree in education, and is named in Who’s Who among American<br />

Teachers. This close tie to children pushed her to make a wonderful collection of music<br />

for our young fans entitled “<strong>The</strong> Big Ship Sails. She continues to teach music to children<br />

in New York and is a highly sought-after accompanist. Acoustic Guitar Magazine named<br />

Mary one of the top four Celtic guitarists in Celtic music.<br />

MIRELLA MURRAY grew up in Claddaghduff, near Clifden, on the coast of Connemara<br />

in County Galway. Her father John Joe, a notable sean nós dancer, comes from Inishark<br />

Island and had a deep understanding and love for traditional music. Mirella studied the<br />

piano accordion from Mary Finn and during that time, she met up with local fiddler Liz<br />

Kane. <strong>The</strong>y began to tour and play together as a duet and went on to win the All-Ireland<br />

championship duet title, the same year, Mirella won the solo All-Ireland title on the piano<br />

accordion. Mirella recorded a duet album with famed fiddler Tola Custy called “Three<br />

Sunsets” which was voted one of the top five albums of 2002 by <strong>The</strong> Irish Times. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

were one of the nominee’s as ‘Best Newcomers’ by the Irish Music Magazine in 2003.<br />

Outside the realm of performing, Mirella has an incredible flair for teaching, and it<br />


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is a credit to her musicianship that her pupils have garnished twenty-two All-Ireland<br />

Championship titles. She has accumulated a vast store of tunes from her travels, and<br />

musicians such as Sharon Shannon, Lunasa and the Bumblebees credit her as a source<br />

for many uncommon melodies. Mirella has been a member of Cherish for the past<br />

eight years.<br />

GRAINNE MURPHY was born in Boston, where she began playing Irish music from an<br />

early age. Her parents brought her in a baby basket to sessions and céilís as an infant,<br />

and they traveled with her to her first All-Ireland Fleadh in Listowel, County Kerry when<br />

she was just seven months old. Having received a fiddle at age four, she later began<br />

taking weekly lessons with Séamus Connolly, the renowned ten-time All-Ireland champion<br />

fiddler from County Clare. Her lessons with Séamus continued for several years, and she<br />

went on to win All-Ireland honors of her own. After extensive performing in her teenage<br />

years, Gráinne became more focused on academics, earning a bachelor’s and master’s<br />

degree in literature and a juris doctor from Duke University. She then worked as a lawyer<br />

at a prominent law firm for two years before packing her bags and moving to New<br />

York City, where she welcomed by New York’s Irish music community. Along with her<br />

brothers Daniel and Patrick Murphy, pianist Peter Barnes and Séamus Connolly, Gráinne<br />

recorded her first group album when she was fifteen years old. She and her brothers<br />

then began performing across the U.S. at festivals and events, including the Lowell Folk<br />

Festival, the Gaelic Roots Festival at Boston College, and St. Patrick’s Day at the Clinton<br />

White House. This past year, Grainne released her first solo project entitled, “Short<br />

Stories” which has been warmly received from fans and critics alike.<br />

KATHLEEN BOYLE from Glasgow, Scotland comes from a family steeped in the traditional<br />

music of Donegal. She is a talented pianist in addition to her prowess on the accordion<br />

and has garnished All-Scotland and All-Britain titles on both instruments. In 1999, she<br />

made history as the first graduate of traditional music in Scotland, receiving her degree<br />

from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Dance where she now lectures. Kathleen<br />

is also in demand as a tutor, regularly teaching workshops and adjudicating at Irish music<br />

competitions. Kathleen is very much in demand and in addition to her work with Cherish<br />

the Ladies, she also can be found touring with Dochas, Tirconnail and St Roch’s Ceili<br />

band. Kathleen has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows in the UK,<br />

America and Canada. She has extensively toured the UK, America and Canada having<br />

performed at Festivals in Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Austria and<br />

Czech Republic. She has recorded two albums in the past year, a solo project entitled<br />

“An Cailin Rua” and a wonderful recording with her father Hughie called “Back to<br />

Donegal.” Kathleen has been performing with Cherish the Ladies for the past 6 years.<br />

DEIRDRE CONNOLLY was born and raised in Queens, New York of Irish parents. Her<br />

mother Bridget hails from Connemara in County Galway and her father Mattie is a<br />

wonderful singer and All-Ireland champion Uilleann piper from County Monaghan.<br />

When Deirdre was five years old, her parents began her involvement in Irish culture by<br />

simultaneously sending her to study Irish step dancing with teacher Donny Golden and<br />

tin whistle lessons with the famed music instructor Maureen Glynn. Over the course of the<br />

next twelve years, Deirdre rose to championship level in both her music and her dancing.<br />

In addition to her singing talents, she is also a gifted flute and bodhran player. Her first<br />

solo album, “A Song in Turn” was launched to rave reviews and she recently followed<br />

that up with a duet album with her father titled, “<strong>The</strong> Kylemore Pass”. When Deirdre is not<br />

performing, she teaches singing and whistle in New York while holding down a career<br />

as a registered nurse.<br />


2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM<br />

Symphony Sing-a-long<br />

Paul Ferington, conductor<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Academy of the Performing Arts Choir<br />

Grand Island High School Choir<br />

Niagara Falls High School Choir<br />

Joseph Mohan, piano<br />

Kabalevsky “Galop” from <strong>The</strong> Comedians, Opus 26<br />

Chopin<br />

Bass<br />

Lovland/Graham/<br />

Fettke<br />

Arr. Shaw<br />

Arr. Shaw<br />

Arr. Lowden<br />

Concerto No. 1 in E minor for Piano and<br />

<strong>Orchestra</strong>, Opus 11<br />

III. Rondo<br />

Joesph Mohan, Piano<br />

Southwestern Suite<br />

You Raise Me Up<br />

Itsy Bitsy Spider<br />

Wheels on the Bus<br />

It’s A Small World<br />

Sherman/Healy/<br />

“Medley from Disney’s Mary Poppins”<br />

Whitcomb<br />

“Medley from Disney’s Mary Poppins” Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman<br />

and Robert B. Sherman. Arranged by Bruce Healey & Ken Whitcomb<br />

Copyright 1963 Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)<br />

Prior to most Family Concerts, children and adults of all ages can come play an instrument,<br />

watch demonstrations, and enjoy a hands-on experience making music! McClellan’s Music<br />

House and <strong>Buffalo</strong> Suzuki Strings generously provide instruments and expertise for this event.<br />


<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Paul Ferington<br />

Paul Ferington, hailed as a “distinguished local Guest<br />

Conductor” by the <strong>Buffalo</strong> News, is in his 26th year<br />

as a member of the Conducting staff of the <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong>. During this time, he has<br />

conducted the <strong>Philharmonic</strong> in over 400 concerts at<br />

many and varied locations around Western New<br />

York, Northern Pennsylvania, Southern Ontario, and at<br />

Kleinhans Music Hall.<br />

A graduate in <strong>Orchestra</strong>l Conducting from the College-<br />

Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati,<br />

he was a conducting student of Max Rudolph, Robert<br />

Shaw, and Thomas Schippers. He has been a guest<br />

conductor and recital accompanist nationally and internationally, and has served<br />

as coach/accompanist for opera legends as Kathleen Battle, Barbara Daniels,<br />

and Tom Fox, as well as pianist for conductors Yehudi Menuhin, Erich Kunzel,<br />

Robert Shaw, James Levine, and Cincinnati May Festival Chorus. In 2002 he<br />

served as Conductor for the <strong>Orchestra</strong> Musicians’ Concert of Commemoration in<br />

tribute to the victims of September 11, with the concert hailed by the <strong>Buffalo</strong> News<br />

as one of the Top 10 Classical performances of the year in Western New York.<br />

Maestro Ferington was the recipient of a Rotary International Foundation Group<br />

Study Exchange to Israel, and the Beaux Arts Award for Contributions to the Arts<br />

given by the Niagara Council of the Arts. Over the years Maestro Ferington has led<br />

the <strong>Philharmonic</strong>’s major Educational and Family outreach programs, and he and<br />

the <strong>Orchestra</strong> were honored by St. Mary’s School for the Deaf for the <strong>Orchestra</strong>’s<br />

annually donated Holiday Concert presented at the School. He has served as<br />

Interim Conductor of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> Chorus and he continues to serve as<br />

a member of the Boards of Trustees of the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong>.<br />

Maestro Ferington was awarded Professor Emeritus status from the Niagara<br />

campus of the State University of New York, and in May 2005 received not only<br />

the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching,<br />

but also the OperaBuffs of Western New York Educator of the Year Award. For the<br />

2005-2006 <strong>Orchestra</strong> season Maestro Ferington inaugurated the <strong>Philharmonic</strong>’s<br />

highly successful SYM 101-102 Series of Music Appreciation lectures for adults,<br />

now known as BPOvation Lectures. In addition to his BPO conducting and lecturing<br />

responsibilities, Maestro Ferington joined the Music Department Faculty of <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

State College in September 2009 teaching his on-line course Music & Political<br />

Action, as well as serving as Conductor/Music Director for the new college/<br />

community <strong>Buffalo</strong> State Philharmonia <strong>Orchestra</strong>. Maestro Ferington also serves as<br />

a presenter & facilitator for the Druminar - Team Building Experience headed by the<br />

BPO’s principal percussionist Mark Hodges.<br />



2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Dubbed a “rising star” by the Columbia Free Times, Joe<br />

Mohan aims to use his music to connect past, present, and<br />

future generations. Most recently, he was selected as a finalist<br />

in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition<br />

and in April 2010 he won “BPO Idol with Marvin Hamlisch.”<br />

This upcoming year, Joe will perform twice with the <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> as a part of their 2010 season and<br />

with the Ocean City Pops <strong>Orchestra</strong>.<br />

As a solo artist, Joe has performed throughout North America. In<br />

addition, he has performed piano concertos with the Pittsburgh<br />

Symphony, the Rochester <strong>Philharmonic</strong>, the South Carolina<br />

<strong>Philharmonic</strong>, and the Greater <strong>Buffalo</strong> Youth <strong>Orchestra</strong>. His<br />

solo recitals include a guest performance at the Thousand Islands International Chopin Piano<br />

Competition for Young People, a special concert entitled “Music and a Message” for the<br />

Niagara Lutheran Health Foundation, a recital as a part of the Ocean City Tabernacle’s<br />

annual summer concert schedule, and a pre-concert performance for the Amherst Symphony<br />

<strong>Orchestra</strong>. Joe has won numerous piano competitions as well as achieving two Awards of<br />

Excellence from Clarence High School and the Eastman Community Music School Director’s<br />

Award. He was one of six students featured on the PBS Documentary, PIANO FORTE.<br />

In addition to his piano studies, Joe plans to continue his interest in arranging, composing,<br />

and conducting. He is presently pursuing a Bachelors degree at <strong>The</strong> Juilliard School studying<br />

Classical Piano with Seymour Lipkin.<br />


March Spotlight on Sponsors<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

For the lawyers and staff of Harter Secrest & Emery, a full-service law firm located in downtown<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong>, supporting the needs of our region’s exceptional not-for-profit organizations is woven<br />

into the fabric of our law firm culture. From raising funds for international relief initiatives to<br />

tutoring and mentoring children in local urban school to advising start-up companies on the<br />

West Side through the Westminster Economic Development Initiative, we are privileged to<br />

share our skills and resources for the benefit of the communities in which we live and work.<br />

Harter Secrest & Emery supports a wide variety of organizations through volunteer service,<br />

fundraising, pro bono legal work and ongoing legal representation. In addition to these<br />

efforts, a number of our attorneys serve as directors for many area not-for-profit organizations,<br />

including the <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong>. We are honored to partner with the BPO again<br />

this season in the orchestra’s mission of making beautiful music in Western New York and<br />

sharing its abundant talent -- through select recordings and out-of-town concerts -- with the<br />

world. Whether by enriching the lives of our region’s young people through meaningful music<br />

education programs such as the West Side Connection or by delivering one outstanding<br />

performance after another, our beloved BPO reflects the very best qualities of our community.<br />

For that, we salute, support and thank them.<br />

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With sales of $22 billion, we are the world’s leading enterprise for business process and<br />

document management. You know us well for our leadership in document technology and<br />

services that include printers, multifunction devices, production publishing systems, managed<br />

print services and related software. We continue to build on this heritage of innovation today.<br />

And now, through our acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), we are also a leader<br />

in business process and IT outsourcing. We offer global services from claims reimbursement<br />

and electronic toll transactions to the management of HR benefits and customer care centers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new Xerox, 130,000 of us worldwide, is dedicated to innovation, service and giving<br />

our customers the freedom to focus on what matters most: your real business.<br />

Building on our history of technology and services, we have established ourselves as the<br />

market leader in managed print services. We help our clients optimize output across all print<br />

environments, including the office, centralized print shop and mailroom, virtual workplace<br />

and outside vendors. Business printing solutions allow you to print from anywhere to anywhere<br />

in a seamless way. Our Enterprise Print Services can help you reduce costs while supporting<br />

your security and environmental sustainability initiatives.<br />

All of this is made possible through our commitment to Innovation. With more than 9.400<br />

active U.S. patents, five percent of our annual revenue is dedicated to Research &<br />

Development and engineering. We have R&D centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe<br />

focus on color science, computing, digital imaging, work practices, electro mechanical<br />

systems, novel materials and other disciplines.

Annual Fund<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> gratefully acknowledges contributions, grants and sponsorships received<br />

from the following individuals, corporations and foundations who gave $500 and above. While the thousands<br />

upon thousands of donors whose gifts ranged from $1 to $499 are too numerous to list here, we gratefully<br />

acknowledge those additional individuals, groups, companies and foundations who give to us so generously.<br />

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Millonzi Society<br />

$150,000+<br />

<strong>The</strong> Cameron and Jane Baird<br />

Foundation<br />

BlueCross BlueShield<br />

of Western New York, Inc.<br />

Louis P. Ciminelli Family<br />

Foundation<br />

Carol & Angelo Fatta<br />

First Niagara Bank<br />

M&T Bank<br />

<strong>The</strong> John R. Oishei Foundation<br />

$100,000-$149,999<br />

Clement & Karen Arrison<br />

Peter & Elizabeth Tower<br />

$50,000-$99,999<br />

<strong>The</strong> Baird Foundation<br />

Community Foundation for<br />

Greater <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

HSBC Bank USA N.A.<br />

Jaeckle Fleischmann &<br />

Mugel, LLP<br />

Corinne & Victor Rice<br />

$25,000-49,999<br />

Brent D. Baird<br />

Mr. Bruce C. Baird and<br />

Mrs. Susan O’Connor-Baird<br />

Robert J. & Martha B. Fierle<br />

Foundation<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Peter B. Flickinger<br />

Grigg Lewis Foundation<br />

National Grid<br />

J. Warren Perry & Charles<br />

Donald Perry Memorial<br />

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Phillips, Jr.<br />

Maestro’s Circle<br />

$10,000-$24,999<br />

Anonymous<br />

Ms. Cindy Abbott Letro and<br />

Mr. Francis M. Letro<br />

Elizabeth & John Angelbeck<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Baird<br />

Mr. Charles Balbach<br />

Bank of America<br />

Paul & Catherine Beltz<br />

Anthony J. & Barbara Cassetta<br />

<strong>The</strong> Robert and Patricia Colby<br />

Foundation<br />

Anthony J. & Carmela M. Colucci<br />

Dr. Timothy G. DeZastro<br />

Members, Erie County Music<br />

Educators Association<br />

Ms. JoAnn Falletta<br />

& Mr. Robert Alemany<br />

Dick & Pat Garman<br />

Daniel & Barbara Hart<br />

Mr. & Mrs. George G. Herbert<br />

Hodgson Russ LLP<br />

John & Cheryl Howe<br />

Independent Health<br />

Roberta & Michael Joseph<br />

Seymour H. Knox Foundation<br />

Bradford Lewis, Ph.D.<br />

LPCiminelli Employees<br />

“Creative for a Cause”<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Montante<br />

Moog, Inc.<br />

Mulroy Family Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Vincent and Harriet Palisano<br />

Foundation<br />

Perry’s Ice Cream Co., Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Frederick S. & Phyllis W. Pierce<br />

Family Fund<br />

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Skerker<br />

Harriet B. Stewart<br />

Superior Group<br />

Time Warner Cable<br />

Uniland Development Company<br />

Joyce L. Wilson<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John Y. Yurtchuk<br />

Leslie & Howard Zemsky<br />

Concertmaster Circle<br />

$5,000-$9,999<br />

Joan and Peter Andrews<br />

Family Foundation<br />

Anonymous<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Friedrich J. Albrecht<br />

Allentown Village Society, Inc.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rev. & Mrs. Peter Bridgford<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Pharmacies Inc.<br />

Mr.* & Mrs. William Christie<br />

Mrs. George A. Cohn<br />

Donald & Sarah Dussing<br />

Ecology & Environment, Inc.<br />

Ellicott Development Company<br />

Eric Mower & Associates<br />

Neil & Doris Farmelo<br />

Ms. Lynne M. Finn<br />

Fisher-Price, Inc.<br />

Foundation for Jewish<br />

Philanthropies<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William J. Frederick<br />

Friends of the BPO<br />

General Mills Foundation<br />

George & Bodil Gellman<br />

Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gioia Fund<br />

Gordon & Gretchen Gross<br />

Charles J. Hahn & Joy Rogers<br />

Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP<br />

Carlos and Elizabeth Heath<br />

Foundation<br />

Barbara W. Henderson<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hicks Fund<br />

Monte Hoffman & Niscah Koessler<br />

Kosciuszko Foundation<br />

Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.<br />

Nick & Bonnie Hopkins<br />

Ms. Nancy Julian &<br />

Mr. Kenneth Schmieder<br />

Dwight E. King & Leslie Duggelby<br />

Carl Klingenschmitt & Sue Fay Allen<br />

Mrs. Mary M. Koessler<br />

Mr. John W. Koessler, III<br />

Linton Foundation<br />

Sandra & Dennis McCarthy<br />

Merchants Insurance Group<br />

Carolyn & Bob Montgomery<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Reginald B. Newman, II<br />

Daniel C. Oliverio<br />

Pinegrove Estate<br />

Robitaille Real Estate and Relocation<br />

Ms. Catherine F. Schweitzer<br />

Vaspian<br />

Carolyn & Joe Voelkl<br />

Dorothy Westhafer<br />

Encore Circle<br />

$2,500-$4,999<br />

Anonymous<br />

Andy T. Anselmo<br />

Anthony Baldi & Associates<br />

Axa Network, LLC<br />

Nancy S. Barrett<br />

James M. Beardsley & Ellen M. Gibson<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. DePaolo<br />

Alan Dozoretz & Judith Clarke<br />

Computer Task Group

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Bob & Doris Drago<br />

E3 Communications, Inc.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Warren E. Emblidge<br />

Mrs. Rosemary G. Esty<br />

Marion S. Fay<br />

Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation<br />

Dr. Samuel Goodloe, Jr.<br />

Ms. Constance A. Greco<br />

Dr. Elisabeth Zausmer &<br />

Dr. Angel A. Gutierrez<br />

Mrs. Halim A. Habib<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hahn Family Fund<br />

Mr. Thomas J. Hanifin<br />

Edwin P. Hart<br />

Mr. & Mrs. G. Wayne Hawk<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John G. Horn<br />

John J. & Maureen O. Hurley<br />

Dr. Robert & Hana Jacobi<br />

Kenneth A. & Gretchen P. Krackow<br />

Reverend* & Mrs. Warren W. Lane*<br />

Lawley Service Insurance<br />

Ms. Marie A. Marshall<br />

Mrs. Frances L. Morrison<br />

Carol & Emmett Murphy<br />

Dr. & Mrs. George H. Nancollas<br />

Donald F. & Barbara L. Newman<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James D. Newman<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Nice<br />

Dr. Patricia & Burt Notarius<br />

Jane & Don Ogilvie<br />

Karen & Richard Penfold<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ralph F. Peo Foundation, Inc.<br />

Polish Cultural Institute<br />

<strong>The</strong> Reid Group<br />

Miss Frances M. Rew<br />

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Rogers<br />

Ms. Anne Schneider &<br />

Mr. Ronald L. Frank<br />

Arnold Shykofsky<br />

Joan & Roger Simon<br />

Drs. Stephen & Monica Spaulding<br />

UBS<br />

Michal & Jim Wadsworth<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Wiedenhaupt<br />

Xerox Corporation – <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

C. Richard & Joyce T. Zobel<br />

Principal’s Circle<br />

$1,750-$2,499<br />

Anonymous<br />

Ansie Baird<br />

R. Irene Dwigans<br />

Susan Graham & Jon Kucera<br />

Michele O. Heffernan & John J. Cordes<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Hinds, III<br />

Drs. Clement and Margot M. Ip<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Irwin<br />

Joy Family Foundation<br />

C.F. and A.F. Kurtz<br />

Norma Jean Lamb<br />

W. & J. Larson Family Foundation<br />

Dr. & Mrs. William D. Lawrence<br />

Mrs. Judith Parkinson<br />

Richard and Karen Penfold<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ralph F. Peo Foundation, Inc.<br />

Ms. Elaine Ragusa<br />

Ms. Georgeann W. Redman<br />

Drs. Robert and Maxine Seller<br />

Lowell and Ellen Shaw<br />

Lionel Shub*<br />

Frank & Deetta Silvestro<br />

James and Karen Stephenson<br />

Superior Staff Resources, Inc.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Ted W. Wetherbee<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wetter<br />

Mrs. Mary W. Wickett<br />

Paul B. Zuydhoek & Tamar P. Halpern<br />

Bravo Circle<br />

$1,000-$1,749<br />

Anonymous (3)<br />

Morton and Natalie Abramson<br />

Charlotte C. Acer<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Ackerman<br />

Vanda Albera<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. Anderson<br />

Ronald E. and Mary L. Banks<br />

Mr. Steve Earnhart &<br />

Mrs. Jennifer Barbee<br />

Dr. Kevin J. Barlog &<br />

Dr. Elizabeth A. Barlog<br />

David & Wendy Barth<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Biondolillo<br />

Dennis and Leilani Black<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Boswell<br />

John & Joan Bozer<br />

Elaine & Mel Brothman<br />

Mrs. Dorothy J. Brown<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Bills Youth Foundation<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Dental Group<br />

Richard and Barbara Byron<br />

C.S. Behler, Inc.<br />

Rudolph and Ann Casarsa<br />

Barbara & Jerry Castiglia<br />

Mrs. John Churchill<br />

Ciminelli Development Company<br />

Elizabeth G. Clark<br />

Debby and Gary Cohen<br />

Dr. Elizabeth Conant &<br />

Ms. Camille Cox<br />

Ellen Todd Cooper<br />

Andrea and Donald Copley<br />

Mrs. Betty Cornelius<br />

Marilyn R. Cornelius<br />

Arthur & Elaine Cryer<br />

Roger and Roberta Dayer<br />

Joan M. Doerr<br />

Juan & Silvia B. De Rosas<br />

Lois and Tim DiCarlo<br />

Alan Dozoretz & Judith Clarke<br />

George T. Driscoll, Jr.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James J. Eagan<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas P. Easton<br />

Jeanne C. Eaton<br />

Paul Erisman<br />

Ms. Gretchen Fierle<br />

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann<br />

Mrs. Burt P. Flickinger, Jr.<br />

Frey Electric Construction Co., Inc.<br />

Reed E. Garver<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Giambra<br />

Ms. Sarah C. Goodyear<br />

Goya Foods Great Lakes<br />

Saxon P. Graham Jr.<br />

Susan Graham & Jon Kucera<br />

Dr. James O. Grunebaum &<br />

Dr. Penelope Prentice<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Harrington<br />

Dr. & Mrs. David F. Hayes<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Sherlock A. Herrick, Jr.<br />

Lynn & Richard Hirsch<br />

Hiscock & Barclay<br />

Duncan C. Hollinger<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Curtis F. Holmes<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Honsberger<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic K. Houston<br />

Mrs. Jayne T. Hubbell<br />

Mr. & Mrs.* Philip H. Hubbell<br />

Laurie Menzies, Esq. &<br />

David James. MD<br />

William & Genevieve James<br />

Bruce and Gail Johnstone<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn<br />

Kavinoky & Cook<br />

Kathleen Keenan-Takagi<br />

Ms. Kathie A. Keller<br />

Milton Kicklighter<br />

Mr. Douglas G. and<br />

Mrs. Nancy M. Kirkpatrick<br />

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Kociela<br />

Ms. Ellen Koessler<br />

Bob & Liz Kolken<br />

Robert and Mary Ann Kresse<br />

Rise & Kevin Kulick<br />

Paul & Claudine Kurtz<br />

Lamparelli Construction Company<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Louis Lazar<br />

Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Lee<br />

Mrs. Blossom Levy<br />

Gerald S. Lippes Esq.<br />

Howard and Lorna Lippes<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Lippes<br />

Judy & Edward Marine<br />

Jim and Kathy Marshall<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Mathias II<br />

Ray and Louise McGrath<br />

Elsie P. & Lucius B. McCowan Private<br />

Charitable Foundation<br />

Julian R. McQuiston<br />

Enrico & Marisa Mihich<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Mitchell<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Randall M. Odza<br />

Dr. & Mrs. James P. Nolan<br />

Oliver’s Restaurant<br />

Dr. Joseph A. Paris<br />

Patricia* & Robert Patterson<br />

Richard and Karen Penfold<br />

Dr. & Mrs. John H. Peterson<br />

Rev. Diane & Diane Phinney<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Porter<br />

J. Forrest Posey<br />

Mr. and Mrs. <strong>The</strong>odore J. Pyrak<br />

Dr. Doreen Rao<br />

Russo Family Charitable Foundation<br />

Anne Saldanha M.D.<br />

Saldanha Family Foundation<br />

W. Scott & Kristin Saperston<br />

Mr. & Mrs. David M. Schmidt<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Schober<br />


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Sealing Devices, Inc.<br />

Joseph & Carole Sedita<br />

Drs. Robert and Maxine Seller<br />

Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Sherwood<br />

Shuman Family Foundation, Inc.<br />

Robert and Dixie Siegel<br />

Mrs. Maurice C. Smith<br />

Rosemarie C. Steeb<br />

James and Karen Stephenson<br />

Supermarket Management Inc.<br />

Joseph R. Takats Foundation<br />

Mr. James J. Tanous<br />

Tapecon Inc.<br />

Nancy & Donald B.* Thomas<br />

Hon. and Mrs. Paul A. Tokasz<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Peter R. Travers Jr.<br />

Tzetzo Brothers, Inc.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Varga<br />

Persis & Robert Vehar<br />

Vogt Family Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> VIYU Foundation<br />

Nancy S. Warner<br />

Jeffrey and Susan Wellington<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wetter<br />

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick S. Wood<br />

Mr. Paul M. Wos<br />

Paul Zarembka<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Zionts<br />

Patron Circle<br />

$750-$999<br />

Anonymous (2)<br />

Dr. David B. Bender<br />

Barbara & Alan Blackburn<br />

<strong>The</strong> Reverend Sarah J. Buxton-Smith<br />

James and Mary Frances Derby<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius F. Donovan<br />

Nitza & Avery Ellis<br />

Mrs. George H. Forman<br />

Arnold* and Sue Gardner<br />

Robert* & Roberta Grimm<br />

Mr. Gary B. Greenfield<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Guenther<br />

Mr. and Mrs. Philip M. Henderson II<br />

Mr. <strong>The</strong>odore Herman &<br />

Ms. Judith Ann Cohen<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon E. Merritt<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Miller<br />

Mr. Henry Murak<br />

Mary G. Peterson<br />

Darwin and Ruth Schmitt<br />

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund<br />

Dr. Gary & Patricia Smith & Family<br />

U-C Coatings Corporation<br />

Dr. Michael F. Wilson<br />

Crescendo<br />

$500-$740<br />

Anonymous<br />

Morton and Natalie Abramson<br />

Mr. David Alexander &<br />

Ms. Margaret McDonnell<br />

Burtram W. & Ellen Anderson<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Monica Angle &<br />

Samuel D. Magavern III<br />

Architectural Resources<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Arena<br />

Astronics Corporation<br />

Bradford H. Banks<br />

Mrs. Rudolf L. Bauer<br />

Natalee Benstock<br />

Ms. Brenda B. Benzin<br />

Dr. & Mrs. <strong>The</strong>odore S. Bistany<br />

Barbara & Alan Blackburn<br />

Mr. & Mrs. F. B. Bossler<br />

Mrs. Janet A. Boyce<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce R. Brown<br />

Bernice M. Brown<br />

Drs. Douglas R. & Barbara B. Bunker<br />

Mr. William D. Burns<br />

Tim and Belle Butler<br />

Mrs. Robert E. Buyer<br />

<strong>The</strong> Buyer Family<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Buzzard<br />

Grace E. Caines<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James M. Campbell<br />

Joseph and Susan Cardamone<br />

Mrs. Janet M. Casagrande<br />

Jackie Castle<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Cecchini<br />

Miss Victoria A. Christopher<br />

Dr. Sebastian & Marilyn Ciancio<br />

Nan & Will Clarkson<br />

Mrs. Ruth Cohan<br />

Joan & Michael Cohen<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Collins<br />

Commercial Pipe & Supply<br />

Conax Technologies LLC<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence H. Dautch<br />

Beverly J. Davies<br />

Dr. & Mrs. David C. Dean<br />

Dental Health Products<br />

Mr. & Mrs.* Roger V. DesForges<br />

Mr. & Mrs*. David A. Di Carlo<br />

Elvira A. Diaz<br />

Don Davis Auto World<br />

Richard and Cornelia Dopkins<br />

David and Martha Dunkelman<br />

Ms. Marianne G. Dunn<br />

Dr. Philip Dvoretsky &<br />

Dr. Linda B. Ludwig<br />

E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Eardley<br />

Stephen Edge & Cynthia Swain<br />

Peter & Maria Eliopoulos<br />

Erie and Niagara Insurance<br />

Association<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Evans<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Falkner<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James S. Fanning<br />

Paul & Karen Ferington<br />

Ms. Joyce E. Fink<br />

Mr. George Fisher<br />

Thomas and Grace Flanagan<br />

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Fleming<br />

Laurence & Eileen Franz<br />

Dr. Ellen S. Friedland &<br />

Dr. Thomas A. Hays<br />

Mr. Richard L. Friend<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Philemon R. Galanis<br />

Arnold* and Sue Gardner<br />

Bill and Marjorie Gardner<br />

Mrs. Billie Jean Gates<br />

Mr. & Mrs. E. Joseph B. Giroux<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Louis J. Goldberg<br />

Mr. Mark Goldman<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Greene<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Guenther<br />

Thomas & Barbara Guttuso<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth I. Hardcastle<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Hassett Jr.<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Reid R. Heffner, Jr.<br />

Ms. Ana M. Hurd<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Clinton F. Ivins, Jr.<br />

Craig & Deborah Johnston<br />

Ms. Marilyn Jones<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Timothy W. Jones<br />

Joy Family Foundation<br />

Marie L. Keller<br />

Mrs. Irvine J. Kittinger, Jr.<br />

Ms. Juliet E. Kline<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Klocke<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herbert & Ella Knight Family<br />

Charitable Fund<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Kociela<br />

James & Mona Kontos<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James Kramer<br />

Ms. Joan Kuhn<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Erick J. Laine<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Lazarus<br />

Mrs. Kalista S. Lehrer<br />

Fern & Joel Levin<br />

Dr. George R. Levine<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lindenfeld<br />

Howard and Lorna Lippes<br />

Rita and Richard Lipsitz<br />

Anne and Alan Lockwood<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Lombardo Jr.<br />

Mr. James L. Magavern<br />

Mr. Edward G. McClive<br />

Dr. G. Allen McFarren<br />

McLain Foundation<br />

<strong>The</strong> Mentholatum Company<br />

Mrs. Anita Kaye Militello<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Miller<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Hugh I. Miller, Sr.<br />

Mr. John E. Milner<br />

Dr. Michael C. Moore<br />

Ms. Sandra G. Morrison<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Leo W. Nalbach<br />

Philip and Linda* Nicolai<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Sanford M. Nobel<br />

Mr. Robert J. North, Jr.<br />

Ms. Susan Nusbaum and<br />

Mr. Ronald G. Van Blargan<br />

Osmose, Inc.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Roger J. Peck Jr.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Peterson<br />

Mr. Gregory Photiadis and<br />

Ms. Sandra Chelnov<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher D. Porter<br />

John & Betty Preble<br />

Mr. Joseph Priselac, Jr.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Privitera<br />

Mr. Dennis P. Quinn<br />

Mr. Paul D. Reid and Family<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John Reinhold

Rigidized Metals Corporation<br />

Dianne & Irving Rubin<br />

Elizabeth S. Rundle<br />

Maureen W. & Dr. Richard J. Saab<br />

Mr. & Mrs. W. Scott Schaefer<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Scheider<br />

Mr. Daniel J. Schmauss<br />

Mr. David Schopp<br />

Joseph & Carole Sedita<br />

Caren & Stuart Shapiro<br />

Mrs. Brenda K. Shelton<br />

Dr. Peter Siedlecki &<br />

Ms. Lynnette N. Mende<br />

Mr. Carlton M. Smith<br />

Edwin and Virginia Sprague<br />

Ruth & Ted Steegmann<br />

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Mr. Eric Stenclik<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin F. Stohrer, Jr.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. David G. Strachan<br />

Jonathan S. Sullivan & Laura Devine<br />

Marilyn & Irving Sultz<br />

<strong>The</strong> Pierce Family Charitable<br />

Foundation<br />

Mr. Robert Tell & Ms. Rebecca Landy<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Thomas<br />

Freddie M. Thompson<br />

Dr. & Mrs. D.J. Triggle<br />

Mrs. Sheila Trossman<br />

Rev. William R. Tuyn<br />

Ron and Susan Uba<br />

Ms. Francine Valvo<br />

Raymond & Sheila Vaughan<br />

Mr. William Vosteen<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Walsh<br />

Dr. Maryjane Petruzzi &<br />

Dr. Wayne R. Waz<br />

Ms. Marlene A. Werner<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Milton M. Weiser<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Wiesen<br />


Mr. & Mrs. Frederick S. Wood<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Wright<br />

Arden and Julie Wrisley<br />

Stephen & Maureen Wydysh<br />

Gregory and Donna Yungbluth<br />

Cynthia Zane & Stephen Mazurak<br />

Amy M. Zeckhauser<br />

*deceased<br />

Government<br />

Erie County<br />

State of New York<br />

Major support for the BPO is provided<br />

by Erie County, County Executive Chris<br />

Collins, the Erie County Legislature<br />

and the Erie County Cultural Review<br />

Advisory Board.<br />

National<br />

Endowment<br />

for the Arts<br />

Gift-In-Kind Partners<br />

New York State<br />

Council on the Arts<br />

New York State Office of Parks,<br />

Recreation & Historic Preservation<br />

Western New York<br />

Delegation<br />

Senator George Maziarz<br />

Senator Michael Ranzenhofer<br />

Senator Timothy M. Kennedy<br />

Senator Patrick Gallivan<br />

Senator Catharine M. Young<br />

Senator Mark J. Grisanti<br />

Assemblyman Daniel Burling<br />

Assemblymember Jane L. Corwin<br />

Assemblyman John Ceretto<br />

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak<br />

Assemblyman James Hayes<br />

Assemblyman Sam Hoyt<br />

Assemblyman Andrew Goodell<br />

Assemblymember Crystal O. Peoples-Stokes<br />

Assemblyman Kevin S. Smardz<br />

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger<br />

Assemblyman Mark J. Schroeder<br />

Avenue Art & Frame<br />

Balloon Masters<br />

Bennett Direct, Inc.<br />

Bloom Floristry<br />

Brian Parisi Copiers Systems, Inc.<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> and Erie County Public Library<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Limousine<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> News<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> Spree Publishing, Inc.<br />

Ronald W. Daniels<br />

Downtown <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

Eber Bros. Wine & Liquor Corp.<br />

Enterprise Car Rental<br />

Paul Ferington<br />

Gates Circle Liquors<br />

Hyatt Regency <strong>Buffalo</strong><br />

Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP<br />

Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market<br />

McCullagh Coffee<br />

Ray and Louise McGrath<br />

Nickel City Studio Photography<br />

Oliver’s Restaurant<br />

Rich Products<br />

Vaspian<br />

Zenger Group<br />


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<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Tribute Registry<br />

Music is timeless & lives on, as do memories of good deeds & special friends. Gifts made in honor or<br />

memory are lasting tributes that perpetuate those memories while ensuring the music lives on. Donors’<br />

names are listed below the names of those in whose honor or memory the gifts were made. <strong>The</strong>se gifts<br />

were received between November 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011.<br />

In Honor Of:<br />

Doug and Andrea Cone<br />

C. J. Irwin Company, Inc.<br />

JoAnn Falletta<br />

Victoria A. Christopher<br />

Paul Ferington<br />

Patricia L. Evans<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Pullano<br />

Marcie and Marvin Frankel<br />

50th Wedding Anniversary<br />

Edwin* & Susan Levy<br />

BPO string quartet lead by<br />

Amy Glidden<br />

Sue S. Gardner<br />

Dan Hart<br />

Robert Savage & Donna Fernandes<br />

Joan Kayes Lazarus<br />

Your Birthday<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Gaglione<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Lazarus<br />

Cindy Abbott Letro<br />

In Honor of your Birthday<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Martin G. Anderson<br />

Monica Angle &<br />

Samuel D. Magavern III<br />

Richard C. & Rita Argen Auerbach<br />

John & Amy Bair<br />

Patrick & Dianne Baker<br />

Mrs. Gretchen Baldauf<br />

Mrs. Erasmia R. Bechakas<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Max Becker, Jr.<br />

Ms. Catherine Beltz-Foley &<br />

Mr. Stephen R. Foley<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Howard W. Benatovich<br />

Dennis & Leilani Black<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Gary M. Brost<br />

Mrs. Audre Bunis<br />

Sister Margaret Carney<br />

Anthony J. & Barbara Cassetta<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William Collins<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Coppola<br />

Clotilde & Trey Dedecker<br />

Dessert Deli<br />

Ms. Linda Dobmeier<br />

Ms. Brigid Doherty<br />

Mrs. Cynthia Doolittle<br />

Richard & Cornelia Dopkins<br />

Mrs. Whitworth Ferguson<br />

Mr. Dennis Wilson &<br />

Mrs. Gretchen Fierle<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Finn<br />

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann<br />

Mrs. Burt P. Flickinger, Jr.<br />

Ms. Catherine Beltz-Foley &<br />

Mr. Stephen F. Foley<br />

Mrs. Arnold Gardner<br />

Dr. Stanley J. &<br />

Mrs. Karen Gaughan Scott, Esq.<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony H. Gioia<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Gioia<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Louis J. Goldberg<br />

Dr. Scott Goldman &<br />

Ms. Nancy Brock<br />

Ms. Sarah C. Goodyear<br />

Dianne Bennett & William Graebner<br />

Ms. Ellen Grant<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher T. Greene<br />

Mrs. William R. Greiner<br />

Richard F. & Jane F. Griffin<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William Gurney<br />

<strong>The</strong> Honorable Carol E. Heckman<br />

Michele O. Heffernan &<br />

John J. Cordes<br />

John & Cheryl Howe<br />

Mr. Stanton Hudson<br />

Thomas R. & Martha M. Hyde<br />

Bruce & Gail Johnstone<br />

Dr. Peter S. Gold & Dr. Athalie D. Joy<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Katz<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Keller<br />

Ms. Casey Kelly<br />

Mr. & Ms. William H. Kelly<br />

Mr. Ross B. Kenzie<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Kociela<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Erick J. Laine<br />

Lori & Don Leone<br />

Mr. John N. Lipsitz<br />

Ms. Karen Massarotti<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Phillip McCarthy<br />

Ms. Brenda L. McGee<br />

Ms. Claire M. McGowan<br />

Mr. Jerry McGuire &<br />

Ms. Fay Northrop<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Warde Manuel<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Meisner<br />

Dr. Nanci M. Monaco &<br />

Dr. Mark Schachter<br />

<strong>The</strong> Honorable Jeremiah J. Moriarty &<br />

Ms. Maria A. Litzinger<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Morris<br />

Drs. Robert Moskowitz &<br />

Mary McGorray<br />

Mr. Paul Michaels<br />

James and Victoria Newman<br />

Mr. Robert Nichols<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Sanford M. Nobel<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Randall M. Odza<br />

Don & Jane Ogilvie<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Nils Olsen<br />

Alphonso & Marcia O’Neil-White<br />

Greg and Elaine Pauley<br />

Richard & Karen Penfold<br />

Mr. Dennis Penman<br />

Mr. & Mrs. George F. Phillips Jr.<br />

Mrs. Wendy Pierce<br />

Ms. Linda D. Pollack<br />

Premier Group<br />

Mrs. M. Virginia Procter<br />

Mr. & Mrs. David S. Quackenbush<br />

Mr. Calvin Rand<br />

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Reschke<br />

Ms. Mary Ann Rogers<br />

Maureen W. & Dr. Richard J. Saab<br />

Anne Saldanha M.D.<br />

Drs. Mark & Nanci Schacter<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William Schapiro<br />

Ms. Catherine Schweitzer<br />

Ms. Maria Scrivani & Mr. John Lipsitz<br />

<strong>The</strong> Honorable &<br />

Mrs. Joseph J. Sedita<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph V. Sedita<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Seymour<br />

Dr. & Mrs. & Stanley J. Scott<br />

Mr. & Mrs. David A. Siegel<br />

Joan & Roger Simon<br />

Wayne & Judi Spear<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Starks<br />

Mrs. Ann Swan<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Swift<br />

Mrs. Mary Taylor<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Tzetzo<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Voelkl<br />

Mr. Peter Vukelic<br />

Jim & Michal Wadsworth<br />

Connie & Jack Walsh<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Wells, III<br />

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum<br />

Stephen & Maureen Wydysh<br />

Ms. Elizabeth Yates<br />

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Yurtchuk<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Zast<br />

Cynthia Zane & Stephen Mazurak<br />

Leslie & Howard Zemsky<br />

Faye and Stewart Levy<br />

Diana G. Becker<br />

Marie A. Marshall<br />

Miss Bernice M. Quigley<br />

At Christmas<br />

Frank and Charlene Daniels<br />

Musicians of AFM Local 92<br />

Mr. & Mrs. E. Joseph B. Giroux<br />

Elton and Fran Palmerton<br />

Jill Feasley & Kurt Lawson<br />

Robert Prokes<br />

Anne Reagan Perricelli<br />

Harriet B. Stewart<br />

Miss Bernice M. Quigley<br />

At Christmas<br />

Frank and Charlene Daniels<br />

Janet & Wayne Wisbaum<br />

50th Wedding Anniversary<br />

Edwin* & Susan Levy<br />

Wayne Wisbaum<br />

Peter & Ilene Fleischmann<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A. Glick<br />

Dr. & Mrs. Howard L. Wolfsohn

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

In Memory of:<br />

Katherine C. Bassett<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Jordan A. Levy<br />

Curtis L. Clark<br />

Dr. & Mrs. John Clark<br />

Freda Cohen<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Jordan A. Levy<br />

Daniel F. Curtin, M.D.<br />

Mrs. Elaine B. Curtin<br />

Arnold B. Gardner<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Baird<br />

Eva Kokolus<br />

My wife<br />

Dr. William J. Kokolus<br />

Rev. Warren & Virginia Lane<br />

Dr. Bonnie Flickinger<br />

Judith H. Levy<br />

Maurice A. Levy<br />

Richard Moomaw<br />

Ellen & David Moomaw<br />

Scott Parkinson<br />

Mr. Edward N. Giannino<br />

Mrs. Judith Parkinson<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest C. Peixotto<br />

Keith B. Ritter & Brenda L. Heaster<br />

Patricia M. Patterson<br />

Robert Patterson<br />

Renee Y. Perez<br />

Martha Buyer<br />

Edgar Skillinton Priebe<br />

Mrs. Martha Buyer<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Celniker<br />

Ms. Sandra Cryst<br />

Mr. Edward Dee and<br />

Ms. Nancy Biernat<br />

Dr. Bonnie Flickinger<br />

Ms. Cynthia A. Fox<br />

Carole Grenauer<br />

Kevin & Joanna Ransom<br />

Ms. Paula M. Wagner<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Wescott<br />

Dr. Lynn Widger &<br />

Mr. Robert A. Widger<br />

His love of classical music<br />

Thomas R. Alcamo<br />

My Husband and his belief in the<br />

power of classical music in human life<br />

Susan F. Priebe<br />

Donald Scribner<br />

Linda Scribner<br />

Daniel M. Sherlock<br />

Margaret C. Callanan<br />

Shannon Toole<br />

My daughter<br />

Dr. Dorinne Toole<br />

John A. Villafranca<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Spinley<br />

Norman Warren<br />

Patricia Foote<br />

For his love of music and the BPO<br />

Mary Caruana<br />

Harriet Warren<br />


<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

Planned Giving<br />

Musical Heritage Society<br />

We are pleased to list the current members herein because they have realized the importance<br />

of “the gift that keeps giving.” Each of these individuals or couples have made provisions for a<br />

contribution to the BPO in their estate plans and while there are many different methods, the most<br />

common is by adding the BPO as a beneficiary in one’s will.<br />

Charlotte C. Acer<br />

Elizabeth & John Angelbeck<br />

Anonymous<br />

Carol & Charles Balbach<br />

<strong>The</strong> Rev. & Mrs. Peter Bridgford<br />

Anthony J. Cassetta<br />

Barbara & Jerry Castiglia<br />

Mrs. Ida Christie<br />

Louis & Ann Louise Ciminelli<br />

Ms. Elizabeth G. Clark<br />

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Clarkson<br />

Miss Mary E. Clemesha<br />

Ruth Cohan<br />

Mrs. George Cohn<br />

Dr. Elizabeth Conant<br />

Marilyn R. Cornelius<br />

Beverly Davies<br />

Mrs. Roberta Dayer<br />

Charles* & Nancy Dowdell<br />

Sarah & Donald Dussing<br />

Mr. Neil R. Farmelo<br />

Angelo & Carol Fatta<br />

Mrs. Marion Fay<br />

Bequests<br />

Judith & John* Fisher<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Goldman<br />

Gordon & Gretchen Gross<br />

Margaret W. Henry<br />

Mr. & Mrs. George G. Herbert<br />

Monte & Cheryl* Hoffman<br />

Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.<br />

Bruce and Gail Johnstone<br />

Kathleen Keenan-Takagi<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herbert & Ella Knight<br />

Family Charitable Fund<br />

Norma Jean Lamb<br />

Mrs. Virginia Lane*<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred J. Larson<br />

Francie D. & Joel N. Lippman<br />

Marie Marshall<br />

Mr.* & Mrs. J. A. Mattern<br />

Donna & Leo Nalbach<br />

Drs. Howard & Karen Noonan<br />

Robert & Marion North Fund<br />

Dr. J. Warren Perry*<br />

Mrs. Frederick S. Pierce<br />

Dr. Julia C. Piquette<br />

Edwin Polokoff<br />

Dennis Quinn<br />

Virginia Ann Quinn<br />

Evelyn Joyce Ramsdell<br />

Nancy E. Ryther<br />

Catherine F. Schweitzer<br />

Roger & Joan Simon<br />

Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Skerker<br />

Dennis M. Smolarek<br />

Jane Snowden<br />

Harriet Stewart<br />

David D. Stout &<br />

Janet E. Popp Stout<br />

Gerald R. Strauss<br />

Sue W. Strauss<br />

Jim and Michal Wadsworth,<br />

as trustees of the Mulroy,<br />

Heath and Colby Foundations<br />

Mrs. Robert Warner<br />

Mrs. Marjorie W. Watson<br />

Wayne & Janet Wisbaum<br />

Betty Ann Withrow<br />

Mr.* & Mrs. J. Milton Zeckhauser<br />

* deceased<br />

Charles Dowdell Dorothy F. Goldman Donald I. MacDavid Richard F. Miller<br />

Trusts<br />

Anonymous<br />

Cameron Baird Fund<br />

Virgil A. and Margaret L. Black Memorial Fund<br />

Mildred Bork Conners & Joseph E. Conners Fund<br />

<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> Society Inc.<br />

Endowment Fund<br />

Grace Neff Daniels Memorial<br />

Joan Hetzelt Hanifin Memorial Fund<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herbert & Ella Knight Family Charitable Fund<br />

Janet K. Larkin & John D. Larkin III Fund<br />

Albert H. Laub Bequets<br />

Marie A. Marshall Fund<br />

MPZ Endowment Fund<br />

Benjamin and Lila Obletz Endowment Fund<br />

Susan Harvey Prentis Fund<br />

Natalie Kubera Roth Fund<br />

William Kenneth Schmitt Fund<br />

Franz & Katherine Stone Trust<br />

Joseph and Loretta Swart Fund<br />

Nellie B. Warner Endowment Fund<br />

Charlotte Potter Whitcher Trust<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong> endorses the LEAVE A LEGACY® WESTERN NEW YORK<br />

program, an initiative of the WNY Planned Giving Consortium and a public awareness campaign<br />

of the National Committee on Planned Giving.<br />

Make a Difference in the Lives that Follow<br />

www.leavealegacyWNY.org<br />

To ensure your wishes are carried on for generations to come,<br />

you may call (716) 879-0944 for more information.<br />


Sponsor a Musician<br />

Michael Ludwig, concertmaster<br />

Sponsored by Clem & Karen Arrison<br />

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Nancy Anderson, cello<br />

Sponsored by Michael Gillis<br />

Ansgarius Aylward, assistant concertmaster<br />

Sponsored Anonymously<br />

Marylouise Nanna, first violin<br />

Sponsored by Dr. J. Warren Perry*<br />

Douglas Cone, first violin<br />

Sponsored by Bradford Lewis, Ph.D.<br />

Diana Sachs, first violin<br />

Sponsored by Kathryn Lee Warner<br />

In loving memory of Eve & Harold Warner<br />

Alan Ross, first violin<br />

Sponsored by Anthony J. & Carmela A. Colucci<br />

Antoine Lefebvre, principal second violin<br />

Sponsored by Harriet B. Stewart &<br />

Marie A. Marshall<br />

Melanie Haas, first violin<br />

Sponsored by Catherine Schweitzer<br />

Richard Kay, second violin<br />

Sponsored by Joyce L. Wilson<br />

Jeffrey Jones, second violin<br />

Sponsored by George & Jory Herbert<br />

Diane Melillo, second violin<br />

Sponsored by Jack & Ellen Koessler<br />

Shieh-Jian Tsai, second violin<br />

Sponsored by Joyce L. Wilson<br />

Monte Hoffman, cello<br />

Sponsored by Bob & Sara Skerker<br />

Robert Hausmann, cello<br />

Sponsored by Sarah & Donald Dussing<br />

Amelie Fradette, cello<br />

Sponsored by Cindy Abbott Letro<br />

& Francis Letro<br />

David Schmude, cello<br />

Sponsored by Jim & Michal Wadsworth<br />

Brett Shurtliffe, associate principal bass<br />

Sponsored by Mr. Bruce C. Baird<br />

& Mrs. Susan O’Connor-Baird<br />

Makoto Michii, bass<br />

Sponsored by <strong>The</strong> Hicks Fund<br />

Christine Bailey Davis, principal flute<br />

Sponsored by Michael & Roberta Joseph<br />

John Fullam, principal clarinet<br />

Sponsored by Michael & Roberta Joseph<br />

Salvatore Andolina, clarinet/saxophone<br />

Sponsored by Charles* & Nancy Dowdell<br />

Catherine Estes, oboe<br />

Sponsored by Bill* & Ida Christie<br />

Martha Malkiewicz, bassoon/contrabassoon<br />

Sponsored by Richard* & Frances Morrison<br />

Valerie Heywood, principal viola<br />

Sponsored by Paul B. Zuydhoek<br />

& Tamar P. Halpern<br />

Kate Holzemer, viola<br />

Sponsored by Cindy Abbott Letro<br />

& Francis Letro<br />

Matthew Phillips, viola<br />

Sponsored by George & Jory Herbert<br />

Feng Hew, associate principal cello<br />

Sponsored by Nancy Julian and<br />

Kenneth Schmieder<br />

Duane Saetveit, french horn<br />

Sponsored by Cheryl & John Howe<br />

Jay Matthews, french horn<br />

Sponsored by Tony & Barbara Cassetta<br />

Alex Jokipii, principal trumpet<br />

Sponsored by Charles* & Nancy Dowdell<br />

Jonathan Lombardo, principal trombone<br />

Sponsored by Carol & Angelo Fatta<br />

Daniel Sweeley, french horn<br />

Sponsored by John & Elizabeth Angelbeck<br />

*deceased<br />

We are truly fortunate to have some of the world’s finest players among our ranks. Sponsor a Musician offers you the<br />

unique ability to forge a special bond with the musician of your choice. You are qualified with a gift of $5,000 or<br />

more. Call (716) 885-0331 to learn more about how you can become an even closer part of the BPO family.<br />


<strong>Buffalo</strong> <strong>Philharmonic</strong> <strong>Orchestra</strong><br />

50<br />

BPO Administrative Staff<br />

Administration<br />

Daniel Hart<br />

Executive Director<br />

Diana Martinusek<br />

Executive Assistant<br />

Development<br />

Jennifer Barbee<br />

Director of Development<br />

Kelly Campbell<br />

Annual Fund Coordinator<br />

Wendy Diina<br />

Event and Project Coordinator<br />

Barbara McCulloch<br />

Manager of Information Resources<br />

Kim Moretta<br />

Donor Records Coordinator<br />

Robert Pape<br />

Corporate and Foundation Relations Specialist<br />

Education<br />

Robin Parkinson<br />

Director of Education<br />

Patrick O’Herron<br />

Youth Concert Coordinator<br />

Finance<br />

Kevin James<br />

Finance Director<br />

Nicole Bzibziak<br />

Financial Accountant<br />

Jacqueline Henry<br />

Receptionist/Finance Assistant<br />

Susan Hill<br />

Payroll and Accounts Payable Associate<br />

Randy Steinfeldt<br />

IT Specialist<br />

Marketing<br />

Michael Giambra<br />

Interim Director of Marketing<br />

Lindsay Adornetto<br />

Marketing Associate<br />

Heather Lazickas<br />

Graphic Designer<br />

Jennifer L. Smith<br />

Media & Community Relations Manager<br />

Ed Yadzinski<br />

Program Annotator & BPO Historian<br />

Operations<br />

Lisa J. Gallo<br />

Director, <strong>Orchestra</strong> and Artistic Operations<br />

Maggie Shea<br />

Operations Assistant<br />

Jennifer N. Comisso<br />

Personnel Manager<br />

Becky Davidson<br />

Assistant to JoAnn Falletta<br />

Richard George<br />

Master Property Person, IATSE local 10<br />

Charles Gill<br />

Assistant Property Person, IATSE local 10<br />

Travis Hendra<br />

Assistant Librarian<br />

Patricia Kimball<br />

Principal Librarian<br />

Elaine Riek<br />

Audience Services Manager<br />

Sales and Patron Services<br />

Michael Giambra<br />

Director of Sales and Patron Services<br />

Joshua Fehskens<br />

Sales Manager<br />

Adam Cady<br />

Patron & Ticket Services Manager<br />

Ticket Services: Abbott Nixon,<br />

Anika Lindquist, Patrick O’Herron and<br />

Scott Scheible<br />

Subscription Sales: Deborah Camizzi,<br />

Regina M. Ernst, Samantha Garner,<br />

Zachary Himmelsbach, Sarah Mayer,<br />

John VanHannaghan, Henry Zomerfeld<br />

Kleinhans Music Hall Staff<br />

Chuck Avery<br />

Master Electrician, IATSE local 10<br />

Danny Gill<br />

Sound Engineer, IATSE local 10<br />

Charlie McDonald<br />

Chief Engineer<br />

Tom Murphy<br />

Concessions Manager

2010-2011 75th Anniversary Celebration!<br />

Patron Information<br />

Backstage Access<br />

Access to backstage after a performance<br />

is strictly controlled. If you wish to see one<br />

of the performers please present yourself<br />

at the Stage Door (on the left as you face<br />

the stage) at the end of the performance.<br />

After a 10-minute waiting period the House<br />

Manager will be notified when and if<br />

access is available.<br />

Cameras, Recording Devices<br />

Filming and/or recording a performance is<br />

strictly prohibited. If you have a camera or<br />

recording device when you arrive, please<br />

ask an usher to arrange for safekeeping of<br />

the item until after the performance.<br />

Food and Beverages<br />

Food and beverages are not allowed in the<br />

main hall.<br />

Handicapped Seating/Assistance<br />

Patrons requiring special assistance are<br />

urged to contact the Box Office prior<br />

to attending the concert for special<br />

handicapped seating arrangements.<br />

Handicapped seating is located on the<br />

main floor on the extreme outside aisles<br />

from rows A-CC. Hearing Assistance<br />

Devices are available at the coat check.<br />

Late Arrivals<br />

Patrons arriving after the performance has<br />

started will be seated at the discretion of the<br />

House Manager. Seating will not be until<br />

the first suitable break or at intermission.<br />

Note that late seating may not be in the<br />

purchased location.<br />

Lost and Found<br />

You may present items to any usher. All items<br />

found in the hall will be held at the coat<br />

check area during the performance and<br />

at the Kleinhans Music Hall Administrative<br />

Office for 90 days. 883-3560 x7.<br />

Medical/Security<br />

Security staff is available at all times. Please<br />

notify an usher if there is a security need.<br />

Medical assistance is available when<br />

required; again please notify an usher or<br />

any BPO staff member.<br />

Missed Performances<br />

If you cannot attend a performance, we<br />

urge you to give your tickets to a friend or<br />

business associate. You may also donate<br />

your tickets to the Box Office for resale.<br />

Subscribers may exchange their tickets for<br />

future performances.<br />

Parking Options for the<br />

2010-2011 Season<br />

Kleinhans Music Hall Lot -<br />

3 Symphony Circle <strong>Buffalo</strong> (14201). Parking<br />

available for all concerts for $5 per vehicle.<br />

Price Rite North Street Lot - FREE<br />

Parking is available for all Saturday<br />

and Sunday concerts in the Price Rite lot<br />

located at 253 North Street (14213) at<br />

College Street. This lot accommodates<br />

approximately 200 vehicles and is within<br />

a comfortable walking distance of the<br />

music hall.<br />

D’Youville College Lot - FREE parking is<br />

also available for select performances at<br />

430 West Ave (14213) lot of D’Youville<br />

College. This lot can accommodate<br />

approximately 250 vehicles. A shuttle<br />

service from the D’Youville lot is available<br />

for $2 per person. Join our email list at<br />

bpo.org for notification of when this lot<br />

is available.<br />

Symphony Shuttles – On Saturday<br />

Concert nights you can get round trip ride<br />

from one of the following restaurants for only<br />

$10 round trip. Call 1-800-318-9430 for<br />

shuttle reservations beginning Mondays<br />

before each concert weekend.<br />

Salvatore’s Italian Gardens<br />

Restaurant in Depew.<br />

Shuttle departs at 7 PM.<br />

Roycroft Inn in East Aurora at 6:30 PM and<br />

stop at Ilio DiPaolo’s in Blasdell at 7 PM<br />

Sonoma Grille in Amherst at 7 PM and<br />

stop at Prime 490 in <strong>Buffalo</strong> at 7:20 PM<br />


Mention you saw our ad at the BPO and receive<br />

1 Free Music Lesson<br />

Piano • Guitar • Voice • Percussion<br />

Trumpet • Trombone Tuba • French Horn<br />

Saxophone • Flute • Clarinet • Oboe<br />

255 Great Arrow Avenue, <strong>Buffalo</strong>, NY 14207<br />

www.mcclellanmusic.com (716) 886-5902<br />

We’re Happy to Support the BPO<br />


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