CAMA - March 28, 2018 - Program Notes - San Francisco Symphony - International Series at The Granada Theatre

CAMA's International Series Presents San Francisco Symphony Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The Granada Theatre, 8:00 PM Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director Gil Shaham, Violin Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (1935) Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5 Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra. He has won eleven Grammys® for his recordings, is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and is a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® Award-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. SEASON SPONSOR: SAGE Publications PRIMARY SPONSOR: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund PRINCIPAL SPONSOR: Herbert & Elaine Kendall SPONSORS: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation Fran & John Nielsen The Shanbrom Family Foundation CO-SPONSORS: Anonymous Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher Mahri Kerley/Chaucer’s Books Lynn P. Kirst Jocelyne & William Meeker Val & Bob Montgomery •

CAMA's International Series Presents
San Francisco Symphony
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Granada Theatre, 8:00 PM

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director
Gil Shaham, Violin

Alban Berg: Violin Concerto (1935)
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.5

Founded in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony is among the country’s most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions. Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, and Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra. He has won eleven Grammys® for his recordings, is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and is a Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy® Award-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals.

SAGE Publications

The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund

Herbert & Elaine Kendall

Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation
Fran & John Nielsen
The Shanbrom Family Foundation

Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher
Mahri Kerley/Chaucer’s Books
Lynn P. Kirst
Jocelyne & William Meeker
Val & Bob Montgomery


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Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op.28

Beethoven: Sonata No.24 in F-sharp Major, Op.78

Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke, Op.76

Brahms: 7 Fantasien, Op.116

Bach: English Suite No.6 in D minor, BWV 811

Sir András Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed

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Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music,

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The Granada Theatre (Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts)

Alban Berg


Violin Concerto (1935)



Gil Shaham, violin


Gustav Mahler


Symphony No.5 in C-sharp minor (1902)

Trauermarsch (Funeral march: With measured step.

Strict. Like a cortege)

Stürmisch bewegt, mit grösster Vehemenz (Stormily.

With greatest vehemence)

Scherzo: Kräftig, nicht zu schnell (Scherzo: Vigorously,

not too fast)

Adagietto, sehr langsam (Adagietto: Very slow)

Rondo-Finale: Allegro

(Rondo-Finale: Allegro giocoso. Lively)

CAMA thanks our generous sponsors who have made this evening’s

performance possible:

International Series Season Sponsor: SAGE Publications

PRIMARY SPONSOR: The Elaine F. Stepanek Concert Fund

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR: Herbert & Elaine Kendall

SPONSOR: Bitsy & Denny Bacon and the Becton Family Foundation

Fran & John Nielsen • The Shanbrom Family Foundation

CO-SPONSORS: Anonymous • Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher • Mahri Kerley/Chaucer's Books

Lynn P. Kirst • Jocelyne & William Meeker • Val & Bob Montgomery

San Francisco Symphony tours are supported by the Frannie and Mort Fleishhacker Endowed Touring

Fund, the Halfmann-Yee Fund for Touring, the Fay and Ada Tom Family Fund for Touring, and the

Brayton Wilbur, Jr. Endowed Fund for Touring.

We request that you switch off cellular phones, watch alarms and pager signals during the

performance. The photographing or sound recording of this concert or possession of any device

for such photographing or sound recording is prohibited.



Stefan Cohen



The San Francisco Symphony gave its

first concerts in 1911 and has grown

in acclaim under a succession of music

directors: Henry Hadley, Alfred Hertz,

Basil Cameron, Issay Dobrowen, Pierre

Monteux, Enrique Jordá, Josef Krips, Seiji

Ozawa, Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt,

and, since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas.

The SFS has won such recording awards

as France’s Grand Prix du Disque and

Britain’s Gramophone Award, and the

Mahler cycle on the Symphony’s own

label has been honored with numerous

Grammys, including those for Best

Classical Album (Mahler’s Third, Seventh,

and Eighth symphonies), Best Choral

Performance and Best Engineered

Classical Album (Mahler Eighth), and Best

Orchestral Performance (Mahler Sixth

and Seventh). The recording of John

Adams’s Harmonielehre and Short Ride

in a Fast Machine won a 2013 Grammy

for Best Orchestral Performance and an

ECHO Klassik award. A series of earlier

recordings by MTT and the Orchestra,

for RCA Red Seal, has also won praise,

and their collection of Stravinsky ballets

for RCA (Le Sacre du printemps, The

Firebird, and Perséphone) received three

Grammys. Some of the most important


conductors of the past and recent years

have been guests on the SFS podium,

among them Bruno Walter, Leopold

Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, and Sir

Georg Solti, and among the composers

who have led the Orchestra are Stravinsky,

Ravel, Copland, and John Adams. The

SFS Youth Orchestra, founded in 1980,

has become known around the world, as

has the SFS Chorus, heard on recordings

and on the soundtracks of such films as

Amadeus and Godfather III. Adventures

in Music, the longest running education

program among US orchestras, brings

music to children in grades one through

five in San Francisco’s public schools.

Keeping Score, designed to connect

audiences with music, aired on PBS-TV,

is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and

can be accessed at keepingscore.org.

In 2014, the SFS launched SoundBox, a

new experimental performance venue and

music series located backstage at Davies

Symphony Hall. SFS radio broadcasts, the

first in the nation to feature symphonic

music when they began in 1926, today carry

the Orchestra’s concerts across the country.



Art Streiber

Michael Tilson Thomas assumed his

post as the San Francisco Symphony’s

Music Director in 1995, consolidating a

relationship with the Orchestra that began



with his debut in 1974. A Los

Angeles native, he studied Michael Tilson Thomas

than a dozen members

of the SFS. Michael Tilson

with John Crown and Ingolf assumed his post as Thomas’s recordings

Dahl at the University

have won numerous

the San Francisco

of Southern California,

international awards,

becoming Music Director

Symphony’s Music

including twelve Grammys

of the Young Musicians Director in 1995, for SFS recordings. In

Foundation Debut Orchestra

consolidating a

2014, he inaugurated

at nineteen. He worked

SoundBox, the San

relationship with the

with Stravinsky, Boulez,

Francisco Symphony’s new

Stockhausen, and Copland Orchestra that began alternative performance

at the famed Monday with his SFS debut space and live music

Evening Concerts and was

in 1974.

series. His television

pianist and conductor for

the Piatigorsky and Heifetz

master classes. In 1969, Mr. Tilson

Thomas won the Koussevitzky Prize and

was appointed Assistant Conductor of

the Boston Symphony. Ten days later

he came to international recognition,

credits include the New

York Philharmonic Young

People’s Concerts and in 2004 he

and the SFS launched Keeping Score

on PBS-TV. His compositions include

From the Diary of Anne Frank, Shówa/

Shoáh, settings of Emily Dickinson and

replacing Music Director William Walt Whitman, Island Music, Notturno,

Steinberg in mid-concert at Lincoln

Center. He went on to become the

BSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, and

he has also served as Music Director

of the Buffalo Philharmonic, and as a

Principal Guest Conductor of the Los

Angeles Philharmonic. With the London

Symphony Orchestra he has served as

Principal Conductor and Principal Guest

Conductor; he was recently named

Conductor Laureate. He is Artistic

Director of the New World Symphony,

which he co-founded in 1987. NWS has

and most recently, Four Preludes on

Playthings of the Wind. Michael Tilson

Thomas is a Chevalier des Arts et des

Lettres of France, was Musical America’s

Musician and Conductor of the Year, and

was inducted into the Gramophone Hall

of Fame in 2015. He has been elected

to the American Academy of Arts and

Sciences, and in 2010 was awarded the

National Medal of Arts by President

Obama. Most recently he was elected

to the Academy of Arts and Letters

as an American Honorary Member.

helped launch the careers of more than

1,000 alumni worldwide, including more




Gil Shaham was born in 1971 in Illinois

and grew up in Israel, where he studied

at the Rubin Academy of Music. He made

his debut at age ten with the Jerusalem

Symphony and Israel Philharmonic, and

the following year, took the first prize in

Israel’s Claremont Competition. He then

became a scholarship student at Juilliard,

and he also studied at Columbia University.

Recent season highlights include

performances with the Berlin Philharmonic,

Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Israel

Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic,

New York Philharmonic, and Orchestre de

Paris, as well as multi-year residencies

with the orchestras of Montreal, Stuttgart,

and Singapore. Mr. Shaham continues his

exploration of violin concertos of the 1930s,

including the works of Barber, Bartók, Berg,

Korngold, and Prokofiev, among many

others. He joins his longtime duo partner,

pianist Akira Eguchi, in recitals throughout

North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Shaham has recorded more than

two dozen CDs, earning multiple Grammy

awards, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason

d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice award.

Many of these recordings appear on Canary

Classics, the label he founded in 2004. Notable

releases include 1930s Violin Concertos,

Virtuoso Violin Works, Elgar’s Violin Concerto,

Hebrew Melodies, The Butterfly Lovers,

J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas and partitas

for solo violin, and many more. His most

recent recording in the series 1930s Violin

Concertos, Vol. 2, including Prokofiev’s Violin

Concerto No.2 and Bartók’s Violin Concerto

No.2, was nominated for a Grammy award.

Mr. Shaham was awarded an Avery

Fisher Career Grant in 1990 and won

the Avery Fisher Prize in 2008. He was

named Instrumentalist of the Year by

Musical America in 2012. He plays the 1699

“Countess Polignac” Stradivarius violin, and

lives in New York City with his wife, violinist

Adele Anthony, and their three children.


Program Notes

Alban Berg

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra



BORN: February 9, 1885. Vienna

DIED: December 24, 1935. Vienna

COMPOSED: Begun in late April 1935,

substantially completed by the middle of

July, with the complete score being finished

on August 11.

WORLD PREMIERE: April 19, 1936, with

violinist Louis Krasner and the Orquesta Pau

Casals, conducted by Hermann Scherchen

(substituting at the last minute for Anton

Webern), at the International Society for

Contemporary Music Festival in Barcelona.

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 flutes (both doubling

piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd doubling English horn),

3 clarinets (3rd doubling alto saxophone) and

bass clarinet, 2 bassoons and contrabassoon,

4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones (tenor and

bass), tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals,

snare drum, low tam-tam, high gong, triangle,

and strings.

DURATION: About 22 mins

In February 1935, Louis Krasner, a Ukrainianborn,

Boston-based violinist, approached

the fifty-year-old Alban Berg to request that

he compose a concerto. Krasner, who would

live to the age of ninety-one, was near


the beginning of a long career that would

occupy a place of honor in the annals

of contemporary music; in addition to

introducing Berg’s Violin Concerto, he would

go on to premiere concertos by Arnold

Schoenberg, Alfredo Casella, and Roger

Sessions, as well as important shorter works

by Henry Cowell and Roy Harris, among

others. But Berg expressed no interest

in Krasner’s request. As a composer he

tended to be slow and methodical, and at

the moment he was completely absorbed

in the composition of his opera Lulu. It

seemed unlikely that Krasner’s dream

would be fulfilled. But privately the idea

had intrigued Berg, not least because of

Krasner’s argument that what twelve-tone

music really needed to become popular was

a genuinely expressive, heartfelt piece in an

audience-friendly genre like a concerto.

Then, too, the generous commission that

Krasner offered was sorely tempting:

$1,500 would go a long way in 1935. In spite

of himself, Berg started making tentative

stabs towards writing such a work as

Krasner envisaged, and he accepted the


That spring, the composer received

word that on April 22 Manon Gropius, the

eighteen-year-old daughter of Alma Mahler

Werfel (widow of Gustav) and the wellknown

architect Walter Gropius, had died

of polio. Berg had adored the girl since

her earliest childhood, and, harnessing the

creative energy that tragedy can inspire, he

resolved to compose a musical memorial.

“Before this terrible year has passed,” he

wrote in a letter to Alma, “you and Franz

[Werfel, her current husband] will be able

to hear, in the form of a score which I shall

dedicate ‘to the memory of an angel,’ that

which I feel and today cannot express.” He

immediately turned his entire focus on the

violin concerto, left off work on the final act

of Lulu (which would remain incomplete),

and moved to a summer cottage on the

Wörthersee. It was at the Wörthersee that

Mahler had built a summer getaway—at

Maiernigg, on the lake’s southern shore.

And, as Berg was delighted to point out,

it was at the Wörthersee that Brahms had

written much of his Violin Concerto, while

staying at a hotel in Pörtschach, on the

northern side.

Letters to friends make it clear that

Berg worked feverishly on the concerto,

so much so that he substantially finished

it within two and a half months, though he

would take another month to finish writing

out the full score. Normally Berg required

two years to write a large-scale work; the

Violin Concerto was completed in less than

four months. At the head of the manuscript

he inscribed “To the Memory of an Angel,”

just as he had promised. The name of Louis

Krasner was also appended to the score as


This piece, Berg’s only solo concerto,

evolved according to the twelve-tone

principles that the composer had learned

from Schoenberg and championed as only

a great composer could—which is to say, by

using those principles as a means toward

articulating a unique world of expression.

Within his tone row (that is, the series of

twelve pitches on which a composition

is based), Berg chooses to emphasize

those pitches that correspond to the open

strings of the violin, yielding a harmonic

basis that makes perfect sense in terms


of the forces involved. These are intoned

at the very outset of the concerto. In fact,

many nineteenth-century violin concertos,

including those of Beethoven, Brahms,

and Tchaikovsky, had settled their tonic

on the note D, a note at the heart of the

instrument’s tuning—not such a different

tactic from Berg’s.

The concerto’s most astonishing section

is doubtless its conclusion: a set of variations

on the Lutheran chorale “Es ist genug!

Herr wenn es Dir gefällt” (It is enough!

Lord, if it pleases You). After the piece was

already well along, Berg discovered that

the opening notes of that chorale, which he

knew through its harmonization in Bach’s

Cantata No. 60, corresponded exactly to

the final four notes of his tone row. The

chorale melody is striking in that it begins

with a succession of three whole tones,

which together describe a tritone (the

interval of the augmented fourth), anciently

forbidden as the “devil in music.” As such, it

is not a particularly “comfortable” melody

in the context of traditional tonic-centered

tonality, and even Bach’s harmonization

had to reach in unaccustomed directions

to harness it. Berg quickly realized that his

current project enjoyed not just a musical

connection to the chorale, but a poetic

one as well, since the text of the chorale

supremely expressed an emotion he was

wanting to express about Manon Gropius’s

inevitable resignation to untimely death:

It is enough!

Lord, if it pleases You

Unshackle me at last.

My Jesus comes;

I bid the world goodnight.

I travel to the heavenly home.

I surely travel there in peace,

My troubles left below.

It is enough! It is enough!

The concerto occupies two movements,

each in two parts, in the overall sequence

of Andante—Allegretto / Allegro—Adagio

(or, as Berg described it in a letter to

Schoenberg two weeks after the piece

was completed, Preludium—Scherzo /

Cadenza—Chorale Variations). Berg told his

biographer Willi Reich that in the Andante—

Allegretto movement he “had tried to

translate the young girl’s characteristics into

musical characters.” A nostalgic, dreamy

quality pervades the first section, whose

improvisational spirit belies its rigid musical

organization. The ensuing Allegretto recalls

a more cheerful aspect of Manon, even to

the point of Berg’s introducing a Carinthian

folk melody, played by solo horn.

Following this pastoral reverie, the

second movement seems macabre

and nightmarish. It begins in energetic,

rhapsodic phrases that lead to a musical

climax. This introduces the chorale melody,

which sounds almost shocking in its twelvetone

context, followed by two variations on

the melody. Berg quotes it in Bach’s own

harmonization, with clarinets mimicking a

Bachian organ, though with a filigree of

dissonance wafting over it. In the score, Berg

instructs the soloist to assume leadership

over the violin and viola sections “audibly

and visibly” as the movement progresses,

and asks those orchestral string players to

successively join and resist the soloist “in

just as demonstrative a manner,” eventually

dropping away so that only the soloist is


playing. Following this musical and dramatic

struggle, a metaphor for the struggle of the

living soul against the insistence of death,

the Carinthian folk song wafts through again,

this time as if from a distance, and then the

chorale appears one last time. In the final

bars, the solo violin, as if solving the puzzle

presented by the two disparate approaches

to harmony, articulates the entire twelvetone

row simple and unadorned, from its

lowest note to its highest, three octaves

above. As the violin ascends in this ultimate

gesture, the other instruments of the

orchestra descend to their lowest registers,

a world away from the soloist.

In a tragic turn that Berg could not have

foreseen, the Violin Concerto was to be his

last completed work. Shortly after composing

it, the composer was annoyed by an abscess

on his back, presumably the result of an

insect bite. Treatment proved ineffective and

blood poisoning ensued. Berg died at the

end of the year in which he composed his

concerto, a day before Christmas.

Years later, Krasner, who had gone on to

play the work’s premiere in 1936, recalled

how he had visited Berg as the composer

was engrossed in the project. “A short time

later,” Krasner reported, “Berg sent me all

the pages of his manuscript. It was in a roll,

neatly addressed by him and marked: Value,

50 francs.” Succeeding generations would

dispute that modest valuation. Berg’s Violin

Concerto cuts deep into the human psyche,

and it stands near the summit of its genre.

The philosopher Theodor Adorno, a one-time

Berg pupil and a critical but appreciative

listener to his teacher’s music, pondered

his own reaction to this work: “In some

of its simplest, intellectually most irritating

passages, for instance the two-fold quotation

of the Carinthian folk song, the Violin Concerto

acquires an almost heartbreaking emotive

power unlike almost anything else Berg ever

wrote. He was granted something accorded

only the very greatest artists: access to

that sphere, most comparable with Balzac,

in which the lower realm, the not quite fully

formed, suddenly becomes the highest. . . .

The way, however, in which the imagerie of

the nineteenth century stirs within Berg is

forward-looking. Nowhere in this music is it

a matter of restoring a familiar idiom or of

alluding to a childhood to which he seeks

a return. Berg’s memory embraced death.

Only in the sense that the past is retrieved

as something irretrievable, through its own

death, does it become part of the present.”

— James M. Keller

San Francisco Symphony © 2018

Symphony No.5

in C‐sharp minor



BORN: July 7, 1860. Kalischt (Kaliště),

Bohemia, near the town of Humpolec

DIED: May 18, 1911. Vienna

COMPOSED: 1901‐02

WORLD PREMIERE: October 18, 1904. Mahler

led the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, having

conducted a read‐through with the Vienna

Philharmonic earlier that year.


1905. Frank van der Stucken conducted the

Cincinnati Symphony.


INSTRUMENTATION: The score calls for 4

flutes (2 doubling piccolo), 3 oboes and English

horn, 3 clarinets and bass clarinet, 3 bassoons

and contrabassoon, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3

trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum,

bass drum with cymbals attached, snare drum,

triangle, glockenspiel, tam-tam, slapstick, harp,

and strings.

DURATION: About 75 mins

In the first movement of Mahler’s Fourth

Symphony (1899‐1901), a sunny exposition

leads to a surprisingly shadowed

development. Its explosive climax is quickly

stifled, and, across the muttering of a few

instruments, a trumpet calls the orchestra

to order with an insistent fanfare. A variant

of this fanfare opens the Symphony No.5.

There is no obvious explanation for this link.

But the fanfare is too arresting, and it is

too critically placed in both symphonies, to

ignore some relationship. Let us speculate.

In 1901, at the juncture of completing the

Fourth Symphony and beginning the Fifth,

Mahler was acutely conscious of taking a

new path (as Beethoven had put it just a

hundred years before). Perhaps, as he set

out, he wanted to show that the seed for the

new was to be found in the old.

In what sense is the Fifth Symphony new?

After a run of unconventional symphonies,

Mahler comes back to a more “normal”

design, one that could be described as

concentric as well as symmetrical. In the First

Symphony, the orchestra plays long passages

from Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, and

the Second, Third, and Fourth symphonies

actually include singing. While the Fifth

also alludes to three of Mahler’s songs, it is

essentially an instrumental conception. This

movement toward the purely orchestral is

tied to another change in Mahler’s work.

Except for a few brief departures, Mahler

for thirteen years had set only texts from

Des Knaben Wunderhorn. But in July 1901,

he composed his last Wunderhorn song and

turned to the writings of Friedrich Rückert,

setting six of his poems that month and next.

With that change of literary inspiration, a

certain kind of “open” Wunderhorn lyricism

disappears from Mahler’s symphonies. The

music becomes leaner and harder. About

this time Mahler acquired the complete

edition of Bach and, at least partly in

consequence of his excited discovery of what

was in those volumes, his textures become

more polyphonic. But this new “intensified

polyphony,” as Bruno Walter called it,

demanded a new orchestral style, and this

did not come easily. Mahler was always a

pragmatist in orchestration, tending to revise

in response to his experience conducting

his own works or hearing them under a

trusted colleague like Willem Mengelberg in

Amsterdam, but never did he find he had so

thoroughly miscalculated a sound as in the

first version of the Fifth, with its apparently

deafening barrage of percussion. He made

alterations until at least 1907.

Mahler’s wife, Alma, was ill and could not

accompany him to Cologne for the premiere,

and to that unhappy circumstance we owe

one of the composer’s most remarkable

and delightful letters, written just after the

first rehearsal. Of the symphony he wrote:

“Heavens, what is the public to make of this

chaos in which new worlds are forever being

engendered, only to crumble into ruin the

next moment? What are they to say to this

primeval music, this foaming, roaring, raging


Program Notes

Gustav Mahler

sea of sound, to these dancing stars, to

these breathtaking, iridescent, and flashing


For the composer Ernst Krenek, the Fifth

Symphony is the work with which Mahler

enters “upon the territory of the ‘new’ music

of the twentieth century.” And to return for

a moment to Mahler’s report from Cologne:

“Oh that I might give my symphony its first

performance fifty years after my death! . . . Oh

that I were a Cologne town councilor with

a box at the Municipal Theater and at the

Gürzenich Hall and could look down upon all

modern music!”

Mahler casts the work in five movements,

but some large Roman numerals in the score

indicate a more basic division into three

sections, consisting respectively of the first

two, the third, and the last two movements.

At the center stands the Scherzo, its place

in the design pleasingly ambiguous in that

it is framed between larger structural units

(Sections I and III) but is itself longer than any

other single movement.

Mahler begins with funeral music. He

starts here with the summons of the single

trumpet. Most of the orchestra is drawn

into this darkly sonorous exordium, whose

purpose is to prepare a lament sung by violins

and cellos. At least that is how it is sung to

begin with, but it is characteristic of Mahler’s

scoring that colors and textures, weights

and balances, degrees of light and shade

shift from moment to moment. Something

else that changes is the melody itself. Ask

six friends who know this symphony to sing

this dirge for you and you may well get six

versions, no two of them identical but all of


them correct. It is a wonderful

play of perpetual variation.

“Oh that I might give

my symphony

the point of transforming itself

for a moment into a march of

The opening music comes

its first performance

unseemly jauntiness. Now

back. Again the summons

fifty years after my

trumpets and trombones intone

leads to the inspired threnody,

unfolded this time at greater

breadth and with a more intense

grieving. Yet again the trumpet

death! . . . Oh that I

were a Cologne town

councilor with a box at

the Municipal Theater

a chorale, the symphony’s first

extended music in a major key.

But it is too soon for victory. The

grand proclamation vanishes,

recalls the symphony’s first bars,

and at the Gürzenich

and this movement, too,

but this time, suddenly, with

utmost violence and across a

brutally simple accompaniment,

violins fling forth a whipping

downward scale and the trumpet

is pushed to scream its anguish.

An attempt to introduce a loftier

Hall and could look

down upon all modern


–Gustav Mahler

dematerializes in a passage of

the most astounding orchestral


As we reach the middle

member of Mahler’s symphonic

triptych, four horns in unison

declare the opening of the

strain is quickly swept aside. Gradually Mahler

returns to the original slow tempo and to the

cortege we have come to associate with it,

and it is here that he alludes for a moment to

one of the songs of that rich summer of 1901.

It is the first of the Rückert Kindertotenlieder,

and the line is the poet’s bitter greeting to

the first sunrise after the death of his child.

When the whipping violin scale returns it

is in the context of the slow tempo, and

the movement disintegrates in ghostly

reminders of the fanfare and a savagely final

punctuation mark.

What we have heard so far is a slow

movement with a fast interruption. There

follows its inversion, a quick movement that

returns several times to the tempo of the

funeral march. These two parts of Section I

actually share thematic material. Still more

variants of the great threnody appear, and

the grieving commentary that accompanied

the melody in the first movement comes

more insistently into the foreground, to

Scherzo. The voice of a single horn detaches

itself from that call, the beginning of a

challenging obbligato for the principal player.

This is country music, by turns ebullient,

nostalgic, and a mite parodistic. There is

room even for awe as horns speak and

echo across deep mountain gorges. It is

exuberantly inventive too, its energies fed by

the bold ingenuity of Mahler’s polyphony, and

it is brilliantly set for the orchestra.

The diminutive in the title of the famous

fourth movement refers to its brevity and is

not meant as a qualification of its adagio‐ness;

indeed, in the first three measures alone

Mahler tells the conductor three times and

in two languages that he wants it “very

slow.” If any single movement can convey the

essence of Mahler’s heartache, the Adagietto

is it. The orchestra is reduced to strings

with harp, and one could go on learning

forever from the uncanny sense of detail

with which Mahler moves those few strands

of sound. If the harp part were lost and one


had to reconstruct it, figuring out the right

harmonies would be easy, but nobody could

ever guess Mahler’s hesitating rhythm or his

sensitive spacing of those chords.

The Adagietto is cousin to one of Mahler’s

first Rückert songs, “Ich bin der Welt

abhanden gekommen”—“I am Lost to the

World.” It is not so much a matter of quotation

or allusion as of drawing twice from the same

well. Adagietto and song share characteristic

features of contour, harmony, and texture,

and our knowledge of the song, which ends

with the lines “I live alone in my heaven, in

my loving, in my song,” confirms our sense of

what Mahler wishes to tell us in this page of

his symphony.

After the brightness of the Scherzo,

Mahler sets the Adagietto in a darker key.

Then, in a most delicately imagined passage,

he finds his way back to the light. As abruptly

as he had moved from the tragedy of the

first two movements into the joyous vitality

of the Scherzo, Mahler now leaves behind

the hesitations and cries of his Adagietto

to dive into the radiant, abundant finale. It

is, most of it, superb comedy, so vigorous

that it can even include the melody of the

Adagietto—in quick tempo—as one of its

themes. The brass chorale from the second

movement comes back, this time in its full

extension, as a gesture of triumph and as

a structural bridge across the symphony’s

great span. When all is done, though, no one

is in the mood for an exalted close, and the

symphony ends on a shout of laughter.

—Michael Steinberg

San Francisco Symphony © 2018




Michael Tilson Thomas

Music Director & Conductor

Herbert Blomstedt

Conductor Laureate

Christian Reif

Resident Conductor

Ragnar Bohlin

Chorus Director

Vance George

Chorus Director Emeritus


Alexander Barantschik


Naoum Blinder Chair

Nadya Tichman

Associate Concertmaster

San Francisco Symphony

Foundation Chair

Jeremy Constant

Assistant Concertmaster

Mariko Smiley

Acting Assistant


Paula & John Gambs

Second Century Chair

Melissa Kleinbart

Katharine Hanrahan Chair

Yun Chu

Sharon Grebanier*

Naomi Kazama Hull

In Sun Jang

Yukiko Kurakata

Catherine A. Mueller Chair

Suzanne Leon

Leor Maltinski

Diane Nicholeris

Sarn Oliver

Florin Parvulescu

Victor Romasevich

Catherine Van Hoesen*

Sarah Knutson†

Yeh Shen†

Emma Votapek†

Sarah Wood†


Dan Carlson


Dinner & Swig Families Chair

Helen Kim

Associate Principal

Audrey Avis Aasen-Hull Chair

Paul Brancato

Assistant Principal

Dan Nobuhiko Smiley

The Eucalyptus Foundation

Second Century Chair

Raushan Akhmedyarova

David Chernyavsky

John Chisholm

Cathryn Down

Darlene Gray

Stan & Lenora Davis Chair

Amy Hiraga

Kum Mo Kim

Kelly Leon-Pearce*

Eliot Lev

Isaac Stern Chair

Chunming Mo

Polina Sedukh

Chen Zhao

Jessica Fellows†


Jonathan Vinocour


Yun Jie Liu

Associate Principal

Katie Kadarauch

Assistant Principal

John Schoening

Joanne E. Harrington

& Lorry I. Lokey Second

Century Chair

Gina Cooper

Nancy Ellis

David Gaudry

David Kim

Christina King

Wayne Roden

Nanci Severance

Adam Smyla

Matthew Young


Michael Grebanier* Principal

Philip S. Boone Chair

Peter Wyrick

Associate Principal

Peter & Jacqueline Hoefer


Amos Yang

Assistant Principal

Margaret Tait

Lyman & Carol Casey

Second Century Chair

Barbara Andres

The Stanley S. Langendorf

Foundation Second Century


Barbara Bogatin

Jill Rachuy Brindel*

Gary & Kathleen


Second Century Chair

Sébastien Gingras

David Goldblatt

Christine & Pierre Lamond

Second Century Chair

Carolyn McIntosh

Anne Pinsker

Richard Andaya†

Nora Pirquet†


Scott Pingel Principal

Daniel G. Smith

Associate Principal

Stephen Tramontozzi

Assistant Principal

Richard & Rhoda Goldman


S. Mark Wright

Lawrence Metcalf Second

Century Chair

Charles Chandler

Lee Ann Crocker*

Chris Gilbert

Brian Marcus

William Ritchen

Robert Ashley†


Tim Day


Caroline H. Hume Chair

Robin McKee

Associate Principal

Catherine & Russell Clark


Linda Lukas

Alfred S. & Dede Wilsey


Catherine Payne Piccolo


Eugene Izotov Principal

Edo de Waart Chair

James Button

Associate Principal

Pamela Smith

Dr. William D. Clinite Chair

Russ deLuna

English Horn

Joseph & Pauline Scafidi



Carey Bell Principal

William R. & Gretchen B.

Kimball Chair

Luis Baez

Associate Principal & E-flat


David Neuman

Jerome Simas Bass Clarinet


Stephen Paulson Principal

Steven Dibner

Associate Principal

Rob Weir

Steven Braunstein



David Henderson†


Robert Ward Principal

Nicole Cash*

Associate Principal

Bruce Roberts

Assistant Principal

Jonathan Ring

Jessica Valeri

Daniel Hawkins

Chris Cooper†

Joshua Paulus†


Mark Inouye Principal

William G. Irwin Charity

Foundation Chair

Guy Piddington

Ann L. & Charles B. Johnson


Jeff Biancalana

David Vonderheide†


Timothy Higgins Principal

Robert L. Samter Chair

Nicholas Platoff

Associate Principal

Paul Welcomer

John Engelkes

Bass Trombone


Jeffrey Anderson Principal

James Irvine Chair


Douglas Rioth Principal


Edward Stephan


Marcia & John Goldman



Jacob Nissly


Raymond Froehlich

Tom Hemphill

James Lee Wyatt III


Robin Sutherland

Jean & Bill Lane Chair


Margo Kieser Principal

Nancy & Charles Geschke


John Campbell Assistant

Matt Gray Assistant

Sakurako Fisher, President

Mark C. Hanson,

Executive Director

Matthew Spivey, Director of

Artistic Planning

Andrew Dubowski, Director of


Rebecca Blum, Director of

Orchestra, Education, and

Strategic Initiatives

Robin Freeman, Director of

Public Relations

Joyce Cron Wessling,

Manager of Tours and Media


Bradley Evans, Orchestra

Personnel Manager

Nicole Zucca, Tours and

Media Production Assistant

Shoko Kashiyama, Executive

Assistant to the Music Director

Robert Doherty,

Stage Manager

Mike Olague, Stage Technician

Michael “Barney” Barnard,

Stage Technician

* On leave

† Acting member

of the SFS

The San Francisco Symphony

string section utilizes

revolving seating on a

systematic basis. Players

listed in alphabetical order

change seats periodically.

Presenting the world’s finest classical artists since 1919

Message from the President

As President of Community Arts Music

Association (CAMA), I am delighted to

invite you to join us as a contributor to

Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization,

CAMA, the Queen of Santa Barbara’s


CAMA is now entering its 99th season

of presenting the world’s major classical

orchestras and soloists here in Santa

Barbara. And what a season we have to

look forward to in 2017/2018!

The Board and I are proud of CAMA’s history,

and we are deeply committed to continuing

the tradition. We look forward to welcoming

you personally to our CAMA community, and

hope you will also consider a sponsorship

opportunity for one or more of our concerts.

Robert K. Montgomery



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and International Circle events

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Theatres on concert night

n Pre-concert complimentary dinner

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(with artist approval)

n Listing in concert program magazines throughout the season

n Listing in concert advertisements

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n Copy of CAMA’s Season in Review at the end of the season

with photographs, previews, and reviews of your concert

n Membership in CAMA’s International Circle

n Valet Parking at The Granada Theatre for International

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Marion Stewart

Ina Tournallyay

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Maxine Prisyon & Milton


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Westmont College



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Audrey Hillman Fisher


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Mr. &Mrs. David Russell Wolf

Dick & Ann Zylstra

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“I think too often

people think of the

arts as decoration to

the experiences of life,

sort of a frosting on

the cake. But to me,

the arts are essential

to understanding the

problems of life, and to

helping us get through

the experiences of life

with intelligent understanding

and grace.”

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CAMA Friend

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the Tradition

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music outreach programs continue.

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and steadily rising artist fees and concert production costs. Funds are also

needed to sustain CAMA’s outstanding music education programs.


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or more enjoy many benefits of The Mozart Society, including participation in our annual

black-tie dinner.


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belong to the Legacy Society. Legacy Society members participate in the Annual Legacy

Event. In May 2017, Legacy members gathered for a Sunset Cruise on the Channel Cat.

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Edward & Sue Birch

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Lynn P. Kirst

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Diana & Roger Phillips

Joan & Geoffrey Rutkowski

Judith F. Smith

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conductor’s circle

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crescendo circle


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William & Nancy Myers

Jan & John Severson

Judith & Julian Smith

Michael Towbes

rondo patrons


Peter & Deborah Bertling

Linda & Peter Beuret

Robert & Christine Emmons

Stephen R. & Carla Hahn

Dolores M. Hsu

The Samuel B. & Margaret C.

Mosher Foundation

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Byron K. Wood

concerto patrons


Linda Stafford Burrows,

in memory of Frederika

Voogd Burrows

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Catlett

Bridget & Robert Colleary

Mrs. Maurice E. Faulkner

Léni Fé Bland

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Sara Miller McCune

Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Miller, Jr.

The Hutton Foundation

Efrem Ostrow Living Trust

Craig & Ellen Parton

Walter J. Thomson/

The Thomson Trust

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Toumayan

sonata patrons



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Mr. & Mrs. Peter Adams

Else Schilling Bard

Dr. & Mrs. Edward E. Birch

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Dr. Robert Boghosian &

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Virginia Castagnola-Hunter

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NancyBell Coe & William Burke

Dr. Karen Davidson

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Durham

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Arthur R. Gaudi

Sherry & Robert B. Gilson

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Ms. Lorraine Hansen

Joanne C. Holderman

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Elizabeth Karlsberg &

Jeff Young

Mrs. Thomas A. Kelly

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Lynn P. Kirst & Lynn R.


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Keith J. Mautino

Jayne Menkemeller

Mr. & Mrs. Max Meyer

Bob & Val Montgomery

Mary & James Morouse

Dr. & Mrs. Spencer Nadler

Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell

Performing Arts Scholarship


John Perry

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Mr. & Mrs. Roger A. Phillips

Ellen & John Pillsbury

Miss Susannah E. Rake

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Michele & Andre Saltoun

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Sheen/Peebles

Sheen Foundation

Sally & Jan E.G. Smit

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Stepanek

Betty J. Stephens, in

recognition of my friend

Judy Hopkinson

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Stewart

Mark E. Trueblood

Dr. & Mrs. H. Wallace Vandever

The Elizabeth Firth Wade

Endowment Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Waer

Mr. & Mrs. David Russell Wolf

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Mary & Ray Freeman

Arthur R. Gaudi

Stephen & Carla Hahn

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Dolores M. Hsu

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Lucy & John Lundegard

Keith J. Mautino

Sara Miller McCune

Raye Haskell Melville

Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Miller, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Spencer Nadler

Ellen & Craig Parton

Diana & Roger Phillips

Ellen & John Pillsbury

Michele & Andre Saltoun

Judith & Julian Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Toumayan

Mark E. Trueblood

Dr. & Mrs. H. Wallace Vandever

Barbara & Gary Waer

Nancy & Kent Wood

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Alison & Jan Bowlus

NancyBell Coe & Bill Burke

Dan & Meg Burnham

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Stephen Hahn Foundation

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Judith L. Hopkinson

Joan & Palmer Jackson

Ellen & Peter Johnson

Herbert & Elaine Kendall

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Mary Lloyd & Kendall Mills

Bob & Val Montgomery

Stephen J.M. & Anne Morris

The Samuel B. & Margaret C.

Mosher Foundation

Fran & John Nielsen

Ellen & John Pillsbury

Michele & Andre Saltoun

Nancy Schlosser

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George & Judy Writer

Patricia Yzurdiaga


($5,000 - $9,999)

Peggy & Kurt Anderson

Frank Blue & Lida Light Blue

Robert Boghosian &

Mary E. Gates Warren

Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher

Louise & Michael Caccese

Edward De Loreto

Elizabeth & Kenneth Doran

Robert & Christine Emmons

Ronald & Rosalind A. Fendon

Dorothy & John Gardner

William H. Kearns Foundation

Preston B. & Maurine M.

Hotchkis Family Foundation

Mahri Kerley/Chaucer's Books

Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Miller, Jr./

The Henry E. & Lola Monroe


Montecito Bank & Trust

Craig & Ellen Parton

Ann M. Picker

Dorothy Roberts

Irene & Robert Stone/Stone

Family Foundation

Barbara & Sam Toumayan

Winona Fund

Wood-Claeyssens Foundation


($2,500 - $4,999)

Helene & Jerry Beaver

Linda & Peter Beuret

Virginia Castagnola-Hunter

Roger & Sarah Chrisman,

Schlinger Chrisman Foundation

Stephen Cloud

Bridget Colleary

Fredericka & Dennis Emory

Priscilla & Jason Gaines

Elizabeth Karlsberg & Jeff Young

Raye Haskell Melville

Your annual International Circle Membership plays such an important role in continuing

CAMA's grand tradition of bringing the best in classical music to Santa Barbara.

Thank you!

Joanne C. Holderman

Jill Dore Kent

Lois Kroc

MaryAnn Lange

Shirley & Seymour Lehrer

Dona & George McCauley

Frank McGinity

Sheila Bourke McGinity

Performing Arts Scholarship


Dr. Shirley Tucker

Department of Music, University

of California, Santa Barbara


CIRCLE ($1,500 - $2,499)

Todd & Allyson Aldrich Family

Charitable Fund

Deborah & Peter Bertling

Edward & Sue Birch

Suzanne & Peyton Bucy

Annette & Richard Caleel

Joan & Steven Crossland

Nancyann & Robert Failing

Mary & Raymond Freeman

Gutsche Family Foundation

Renee & Richard Hawley

Maison K

Karin Nelson & Eugene Hibbs/

Maren Henle

Ronda & Bill Hobbs

Shirley Ann & James H. Hurley, Jr.

Joan & Palmer Jackson

Karen & Chuck Kaiser

Connie & Richard Kennelly

Kum Su Kim

Karin Jacobson & Hans Koellner

The Harold L. Wyman Foundation

Chris Lancashire & Catherine Gee

Cynthia Brown & Arthur Ludwig

Gloria & Keith Martin

Ruth & John Matuszeski

Sally & George Messerlian

Ellen Lehrer Orlando &

Thomas Orlando

Gail Osherenko & Oran Young

Carol & Kenneth Pasternack

Diana & Roger Phillips

Regina & Rick Roney

William E. Sanson

Linda Stafford Burrows

Vera & Gary Sutter

Suzanne Holland &

Raymond Thomas

Steven Trueblood

Esther & Tom Wachtell

Barbara & Gary Waer

Nick & Patty Weber

Victoria & Norman Williamson

Ann & Dick Zylstra


CIRCLE ($1,000 - $1,499)

Leslie & Philip Bernstein

Diane Boss

Patricia Clark

Nancy Englander

Katina Etsell

Jill Felber

Tish Gainey & Charles Roehm

Perri Harcourt

Renee Harwick

Glenn Jordan & Michael Stubbs

Barbara & Tim Kelley

Sally Kinney

Dora Anne Little

Russell Mueller

Patti Ottoboni

Anitra & Jack Sheen

Maurice Singer

Marion Stewart

Diane Sullivan

Milan E. Timm

Cheryl & Peter Ziegler


Gifts and pledges received from

June 2016 through November 2017


Your annual gift is vitally important to continuing CAMA's nearly 100-year tradition.

Thank you for your generous annual donation.


($500 - $999)

David Ackert

Nancy Donaldson

Wendy & Rudy Eiser

Thomas & Doris Everhart

Elinor & James Langer

Christie & Morgan Lloyd

Phyllis Brady & Andy Masters

Patriicia & William McKinnon

Pamela McLean &

Frederic Hudson

Peter L. Morris

Maryanne Mott

Mrs. Raymond King Myerson

Anne & Daniel Ovadia

Justyn Person

Patricia & Robert Reid

Maureen & Les Shapiro

Halina W. Silverman

Barbara & Wayne Smith

Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin


($250 - $499)

Sylvia Abualy

Antoinette & Shawn Addison

Jyl & Allan Atmore

Howard A. Babus

Doris Lee Carter

Edith M. Clark

Lavelda & Lynn Clock

Michael & Ruth Ann Collins

Peggy & Timm Crull

Ann & David Dwelley

Margaret Easton

Ghita Ginberg

Debbie & Frank Kendrick

June & William Kistler

Kathryn Lawhun &

Mark Shinbrot

Andrew Mester, Jr.

Maureen O'Rourke

Hensley & James Peterson

Julia & Arthur Pizzinat

Ada B. Sandburg

Naomi Schmidt

Joan Tapper & Steven Siegel

Paul and Delia Smith

Karen Spechler

Beverly & Michael Steinfeld

Jacqueline & Ronald Stevens

Mark E. Trueblood

Julie Antelman & William Ure

Mary H. Walsh

Lorraine & Stephen Weatherford


($100 - $249)

Catherine L. Albanese

Nancy & Jesse Alexander

Esther & Don Bennett

Myrna Bernard

Alison H. Burnett

Margaret & David Carlberg

Polly Clement

Melissa Colborn

Janet Davis

Marilyn DeYoung

Lois & Jack Duncan

Michael K. Dunn

Julia Emerson

Barbara Faulkner

Pattie & Charles Firestone

Eunice & J.Thomas Fly

Bernice & Harris Gelberg

Nancy & Frederic Golden

Elizabeth & Harland Goldwater

Marge & Donald Graves

Marie-Paule & Laszlo Hajdu

William S. Hanrahan

Carolyn Hanst

M.Louise Harper &

Richard Davies

Lorna S. Hedges

Edward O. Huntington

Gina & Joseph Jannotta

Virginia Stewart Jarvis

Brian Frank Johnson

Monica & Desmond Jones

Emmy & Fred Keller

Robin Alexandra Kneubuhl

Anna & Petar Kokotovic

Doris Kuhns

Linda & Rob Laskin

Lady Patricia &

Sir Richard Latham

Lavender Oak Ranch LLC

Barbara & Albert Lindemann

Barbara & Ernest Marx

Jeffrey McFarland

Meredith McKittrick-Taylor &

Al Taylor

Christine & James V. McNamara

RenÈe & Edward Mendell

Lori Kraft Meschler

Betty Meyer

Ellicott Million

Carolyn & Dennis Naiman

Carol Hawkins &

Laurence Pearson

Marilyn Perry

Francis Peters, Jr.

Eric Boehm

Sonia Rosenbaum

Muriel & Ian K. Ross

Shirley & E.Walton Ross

Joan & Geoffrey Rutkowski

Sharon & Ralph Rydman

Doris & Bob Schaffer

James Poe Shelton

Anne Sprecher

Florence & Donald Stivers

Laura Tomooka

Judy Weirick

Judy & Mort Weisman

Theresa & Julian Weissglass

Donna & Barry Williiams

Deborah Winant

Barbara Wood

David Yager

Taka Yamashita

Grace & Edward Yoon


($10 - $99)

Anne Ashmore

Robert Baehner

Nona & Lorne Fienberg

Susan & Larry Gerstein

Dolores Airey Gillmore

Lorraine C. Hansen

Carol Hester

Jalama Canon Ranch

Catherine Leffler

Margaret Menninger

Edith & Raymond Ogella

Jean Perloff

Joanne Samuelson

Alice & Sheldon Sanov

Susan Schmidt

Ann Shaw

Julie & Richard Steckel

Shela West

Gifts and pledges received from

June 2016 through November 2017



$25,000 and above

The Walter J. & Holly O. Thomson Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Ms. Irene Stone/

Stone Family Foundation

$1,000 - $9,999

William H. Kearns Foundation

Sara Miller McCune

Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Miller, Jr./

The Henry E. & Lola Monroe Foundation

Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

Westmont College

$100 - $999

Lynn P. Kirst

Volunteer docents are trained by CAMA’s Education

Committee Chair, Joan Crossland, to deliver this

program to area schools monthly. Music enthusiasts

are invited to learn more about the program and

volunteer opportunities.

CAMA Education Endowment

Fund Income

$10,000 AND ABOVE

William & Nancy Myers

$1,000 - $4,999

Linda Stafford Burrows –

This opportunity to experience great musicians excelling

is given in honor and loving memory of Frederika Voogd

Burrows to continue her lifelong passion for enlightening

young people through music and math.

Kathryn H. Phillips, in memory of Don R. Phillips

Walter J. Thomson/The Thomson Trust

$50 - $999

Lynn P. Kirst

Keith J. Mautino

Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

Marjorie S. Petersen

(Gifts and pledges received from June 1, 2016 – January 4, 2018)

Call the CAMA office at (805) 966-4324 for more information about the docent program.


American Riviera Bank

James P. Ballantine

Belmond El Encanto

Wes Bredall

Heather Bryden

Ca' Dario

Camerata Pacifica

Casa Dorinda

Chaucer's Books

Cottage Health System

DD Ford Construction

Eye Glass Factory

First Republic Bank

Flag Factory of Santa Barbara

Gainey Vineyard

Colin Hayward/The Hayward Group

Steven Handelman Studios

Help Unlimited

SR Hogue & Co Florist

Indigo Interiors

Maravilla/Senior Resource Group

Microsoft® Corporation

Montecito Bank & Trust

Northern Trust

Oceania Cruises

Olio e Limone/Olio Crudo Bar/

Olio Pizzeria

Pacific Coast Business Times

Peregrine Galleries

Performing Arts Scholarship


Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Sabine Myers/Motto Design

Stewart Fine Art

Santa Barbara Choral Society

Santa Barbara Foundation

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau

The Upham Hotel &

Upham Country House

UCSB Arts & Lectures

Westmont Orchestra

Contact Heather Bryden for information about showcasing your business in CAMA's Program Book.

(805) 965-5558 or HeatherBryden@cox.net


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