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									2010-2011 Season
Beauty. Style. Emotion. Orchestra Nova.
                                                                                                           Stars. With an edge.

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    Meet our stars
    Orchestra Nova is unique in so many wonderful ways – but it’s our musicians who truly make the difference!
    They are the Nova stars.
    They play from their hearts with a passion that clearly connects with concert guests. Their performances are
    theatrical – as actors on a stage – with eye contact, a smile when the music moves them and a look of joy
    when they feel joy.
    They greet you before and after the performances. They feel the connection and we hope you feel the
    connection too!

    Violins                                                   Violas                                        Flutes                                   French Horn                                 Harp
    Alexander Palamidis, Concertmaster – 2                    Qing Liang, Principal – 27                    Beth Ross-Buckley, Principal – 14        John Lorge, Principal                       Elena Mashkovtseva, Principal – 30
    Healy Henderson, Assistant Concertmaster –7               Che-Yuan Chen – 21                            Suzanne Kennedy – 28
    Hernan Constantino, Principal – 25                        Judith Hendershott – 32                                                                Trumpets                                    Piano/Celeste/Harpsichord
    Andrea Altona – 22                                        Linda Piatt – 19                              Oboes                                    John MacFerran Wilds, Principal – 15        Mary Barranger, Principal – 31
    Karla Contreras – 13                                                                                    Susan Barrett, Principal – 23            Frank Glasson – 9
    Tricia Lee – 10                                           Cellos                                        Andrea Overturf – 12
    Robert Schumitzky – 1                                     Erin Breene, Principal – 5                                                             Trombone
    Yvonne Shay – 3                                           Mary Alice Hendricks – 8                      Clarinets                                Richard Gordon, Principal – 24
    Jeffrey Zehngut – 6                                                                                     Frank Renk, Principal – 11
                                                              Bass                                          Robert Zelickman – 4                     Timpani/Percussion
                                                              Michael Wais, Principal – 17                                                           Pat Pfiffner, Principal – 18
                                                                                                            Ryan Simmons, Principal – 29
                                                                                                            David Savage – 20
We all have one life, so make it count.

Orchestra Nova is here to fulfill your
                                                                                                                   2010-2011 Season
desire to make every moment special;
                                                                       Notes from Us                                            35   An Evening with Lindsay Deutsch
to treat you to something beautiful and                                                                                         	    A	benefit	concert	for	Orchestra	
                                                                       4         From Our Editor
                                                                                                                                	    Nova	with	exciting	dynamic		
have fun at the same time.                                             5         Board of Directors                             	    violinist
                                                                                                                                36   POPS! At the Center
We want to feed your passion for living                                Features                                                 	    Three	creative	pops	programs	
                                                                       6         Orchestra Nova Goes Viral                      	    with	video	and	beautiful	music
well through great music – and we do
                                                                       7         Sushi Musicale
that by sharing our souls with you.                                                                                             Our Supporters and
                                                                       8         Checking Out
                                                                                 “The Croce Experience”
                                                                                                                                Their Stories
Welcome to our special world of style,
                                                                       10        A Picture-perfect Life: An inside              37   Club Nova
imagination and emotion.
                                                                                 look at three creative artists                 38   Maestro’s Circle
                                                                       48        We Hear You!                                   39   2010-2011 Season Donors
                                                                                                                                41   Feeling Good About Life
                                                                       12        Mozart’s Very Best                             43   Corporate Sponsors, Foundation
                                                                       	         Frank	Renk	with	his	clarinet	                       and Government Supporters
                                                                       	         and	“the	Jupiter”                              44   Nova Fans
                                                                       16        Four Seasons, Four Virtuosos                   45   Venues and Other Information
                                                                       	         The	four	seasons	portrayed	by	
                                                                       	         Vivaldi	and	Piazzolla
                                                                       21        Nova Intimately
                                                                       	         Celebrating	love	through	music	–	              46   Planting Seeds
                                                                       	         Debussy,	Wagner,	Schoenberg
                                                                       26        Celebrating San Diego’s KPBS
                                                                       	         Beautiful	music	from	public	radio	
                                                                       	         and	TV	–	with	guest	BJ	Leiderman,	
                                                                       28        Victory through Peace                          12                    16
                                                                       	         Beethoven’s	Fifth	Symphony	
                                                                       	         and	more
                                                                       32        Masterpiece Messiah
                                                                       	         A	masterpiece	of	music	
                                                                       	         complemented	with	great		
                                                                       	         masterpieces	of	art
                                                                                                                                21                    28

                                          On the Cover

                                          Photograph by Erica Horn;
                                          young lady looking forward
                                          to “the Nova experience.”                    Orchestra Nova goes green                26                    32
                                                                                     We have cut our printing costs by half
                                                                                     with our “green policy” for the past two
                                                                                     years! You’re encouraged to take the
                                                                           Inspire magazine home and read it, then bring
                                                                           it back for the next performance. Jung-Ho will
                                                                           continue the tradition of signing your program at
                                                                           the last concert of the season.

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                                                                                                                                              Orchestra Nova San Diego
                                                                                                                                              Board of Directors
                                                                     From Our Editor
                                                                     No one is immune – life in today’s world is full of challenges and
                                                                     stresses. We all look for ways to bring some grace, tranquility,
                                                                     joy and beauty into our lives for balance. That’s where “the Nova
                                                                     experience” comes in – an experience unlike any other music
                                                                     organization in San Diego. You truly have to “see” it to believe it!

                                                                     This Inspire magazine is a portal through which you
                                                                     can begin your participation in “the Nova experience.”

           These are exciting times for Orchestra Nova –             Take a look at the concert pages – they’re not the usual program

                            we all feel it!                          notes. You’ll learn about the lives behind the music.

                                                                     We’ve added inspiring stories about individuals who have made
                                                                     a difference in the lives of others – with the hope that these stories
                                                                     will bring some inspiration and joy into your lives.

                                                                     You’ll find photo galleries depicting our Nova supporters and
                                Inspire                              guests having lots of fun.
                   Editor in Chief, Beverly Lambert
                                                                     And we decided to bring the magazine’s terrific design team out
                            CONTRIBUTORS                             from “behind the scenes” and introduce them to you on page 10.
        Publication                Administration                    They are a part of what we think is one of the best creative teams
        Design Services            Artistic Director and Conductor   in San Diego, a team that also includes Davenport Creative, Sign-
        JENNIFEr KELLEY            JUNG-HO PAK
                                                                     line and Tom Zizzi Video Production.
        Photographers              Interim Executive Director
        GrEG MErINO                BEVErLY LAMBErT
                                                                     So, this Inspire magazine reflects Orchestra Nova’s commitment
        ErICA HOrN (Cover)         Director of Marketing Strategy
                                   and Communications
                                                                     to providing the highest quality experience possible for All who
        MArK KELLEY
                                   BEVErLY LAMBErT                   want to participate. After all, life’s real value isn’t a bank balance
        BEVErLY LAMBErT            Director of Development           – it’s all about joy, passion and pure delight. That’s what we’re all
        PAIGE SATTEr               JUDITH ANDErSON                                                                                            Executive Committee                Past Presidents                                              I can’t tell you how exciting it is to be
                                                                     about.                                                                   Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D. –       Gayle Gillies, 1984-85                                       part of an organization as dynamic
        Concert Program Notes      Concerts and Education
        BEVErLY LAMBErT            Manager                                                                                                       President                       George Goudy, 1986-87                                        and creative as Orchestra Nova is
                                                                     Enjoy!                                                                   Matt Burkhart – Vice president
        Advertising Sales
                                   PAIGE SATTEr                                                                                                                                  Ray Sparling, 1987-88                                        today! We are “on the move” with
                                                                                                                                              leslie Mittanck, CPA – Treasurer
        KArEN LINDSTrOM            Customer Relations                                                                                                                            John feighner, M.D., 1988-90,                                a lot of exciting plans for our future.
                                   and Ticketing Manager                                                                                      lisa Norton – Secretary
        Stock Photography                                                                                                                                                          1996-97, 2002-03                                           On behalf of the board, I want to say
                                   ErIN OLENO                                                                                                 Kathleen Davis – Member at large
        iSTOck PhOTOS
                                                                                                                                                                                 Charles Dierenfield, 1990-93                                 “thank you” to our dedicated
        ShuTTerSTOck               Marketing Outreach Manager
                                   ERICA MAlOUf                                                                                               Board Members                      Jack Charney, 1993-95                                        supporters and to invite those who
                                                                                                                                              Alan Ball                          Michael Davis, 1995-96                                       haven’t been so involved with us to
                                   TrICIA LEE                                                                                                 Jesi Betancourt                                                                                 become more involved. You won’t find
                                                                                                                                                                                 Walter Bregman, 1997-2000       Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D.
                                   Orchestra Personnel Manager
                                                                                                                                              Susan Christopher                                                  President                    an organization with more energy, joy
                                                                                                                                                                                 Bill Weber, 2000-02
                                   HErNAN CONSTANTINO                                                                                         Vic Engleman, Ph.D.                                                                             and passion.
                                                                                                                                              lee Ann Kim                        Elsie V. Weston, 2003-05,
                                   Stage Manager
                                                                                                                                              Claude Kordus                      March 2010-August 2010 (Interim)                             We invite you to become active
                                   SAHBA JAVEDANI                                                                                                                                                                                             members of the Nova team! Simply
                                                                                                                                                                                 Gay Hugo-Martinez, 2005-07,
                                   Accountant                                                                                                 Advisory Board                     2008-2010                                                    e-mail me at:
                                   ELAINE STANDrING                                                                                           William T. Comer, Ph.D.            Gary Phillips, 2007-08                                       sam.dychter@orchestranova.org
                                   Administrative Assistant                                                                                   Gay Hugo-Martinez
                                   STELLA KArL                                                                                                frances Hunter                                                                                  I’ll be happy to discuss how we can
                                   Volunteer Assistant                                                                                        Bill Weber                                                                                      work together.
                                   JUDY MOOrE
                                                                      Orchestra Nova staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D.

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INSPIRE features

                                                            Orchestra Nova                                goes VIrAL                                                      Sushi                    Musicale
                                                                                                                                                                          Mark Kelley loves sushi almost as much as he loves great music. We asked this Nova
                                                                                                                                                                          fan to give his thoughts – and maybe even a little education for some of us who are sushi
                                                            The technology factor
                                                                                                                                                                          novices – about sushi and its relationship, if there is any, to music. Here’s what he says:
                                                            In March, 2010, the orchestranova.org web site was registering thousands of
                                                            hits every days as users voted on the Internet for one of three finalists in The Next                         It’s both scary and exciting to have sushi for the first time – pronouncing the menu items,
                                                            Star talent competition for amateur musicians. Voters viewed videos of each of the                            using chopsticks, deciding what to order – it’s all challenging. Most of us were both curi-
                                                            contestants, then voted for their choice. Research indicates that it was the world’s                          ous and a bit apprehensive about eating something as exotic as raw fish on a bed of rice,
                                                            first amateur talent competition sponsored by a single orchestra where Internet                               or a cone of dried seaweed stuffed with similar ingredients.
                                                            and audience voting determined the winner.
                                                                                                                                                                          You realize right away that the style of the meal is as elegant as the meal itself. The meal
                                                                                                                                                                          begins with hot moist towels, a bottle of sake and some edamame beans. This is followed
                                                                                                                                      None of this would                  by warm steamy bowls of miso soup, to be picked up and sipped out of the bowl. Then
                                                               YouTube Facts (September 2010)                                                                             the real fun begins with sushi, sashimi and the garnishments.
                                                                                                                                      have been possible
                                                               •     3rd most-viewed web site in the
    YouTube and the Arts                                             world (after Google and facebook)                                without a phenomenon                After the meal you come to realize that everything about the experience fits together in a
                                                                                                                                                                          unique set, like a bento box. Those that know it, love it. Those that don’t, wonder why it’s
    A YouTube orchestra?                                       •     Google bought YouTube in 2006, now
                                                                                                                                      called YouTube.                     the sushi that disappears at the buffet sooner than anything else.
    How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Upload,                        a Google subsidiary                                              Created in 2005                     In many ways developing a taste for classical music is an experience similar to developing
    upload, upload (YouTube videos),” joked
                                                               •     24 hours of video uploaded every minute                          by three former                     a taste for sushi. Those of us who did not eat much (or any) sushi growing up are probably
    Michael Tilson Thomas who directed the You-
                                                                                                                                      PayPal employees as                 about as common as those who did not develop much appreciation for classical music
    Tube Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in                •     More video uploaded in 60 days than
                                                                                                                                                                          growing up. But for many of us the exposure in each case resulted in a wonderful discov-
    April, 2009. Musicians from around the world,                    all 3 major U.S. networks created in 60 years                    a video-sharing web                 ery. Toro sushi and the Claire de Lune, both wonderful to experience.
    mostly amateurs, auditioned for the YouTube                •     70% of YouTube’s traffic comes from outside                      site, YouTube now                   Sushi chefs and orchestra conductors have much in common. More than virtually any other
    Symphony Orchestra by posting videos on                          the U.S.
    YouTube. Judges selected finalists and the final-                                                                                 exceeds 2 billion views             type of prepared food, sushi ingredients – particularly the raw fish – must be carefully
                                                               •     Hundreds of millions of videos are watched                                                           selected and prepared. The chefs and their staff visit the docks where the latest tuna and
    ists were voted on by the YouTube community.                                                                                      each day.
                                                                     every month on mobile devices                                                                        other fish have just arrived to review hundreds of fish and make a selection, bidding on
    Are YouTube videos art?                                                                                                                                               the finest fish they can identify. They don’t get to cut into it until after they buy it so selec-
    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is bank-                                                                                                                             tion is critical.
    ing on it. They have selected 125 YouTube
    videos as finalists, from which 20 will appear          Washington, D.C. October 26, 2009                                                                             Selection is key in the process, but so is preparation. Sushi customers want to experience
    in an exhibit called “YouTube Play: A Biennial                                                                                                                        delights – new and familiar – during their visit. The sushi chefs themselves develop their
                                                            “I was surfing on cable and found a video about Orchestra Nova … your music really touched me.                own style, rooted in years of training and practice – a style that reflects their own form
    of Creative Video.”
                                                            I started surfing after it was over, but I kept thinking about the program. I loved the interviews with the   of expression within the bounds of the fresh fish and delicacies they prepare before their
                                                            musicians and Maestro Pak. Pak’s ideas are innovative and fresh! I knew I had just seen something special     patrons’ eyes (and stomachs). Just as our conductor Jung-Ho selects and leads the prepara-
                                                                                                                                                                          tion of a special evening, so too does a great sushi chef select and prepare for a “special
                                                            and wanted to send your group an e-mail. You should perform at Wolf Trap here in Virginia.”                   evening” that is a delightful experience not found on other menus.
               Stay Connected                                      – Starr Sawyer                                                                                         The meal experience is created and shared right before your eyes by the sushi chef.
                                                                                                                                                                          Watching it being prepared with your friends on a night out is an experience itself. You
               to Orchestra Nova
                                                                                                                                                                          are sharing a meal with your friends, sipping sake and talking with the sushi chef. like
               There’s lots happening with
                                                                                                                                                                          classical music, it is an acquired taste. In each case nobody ever regretted developing an
               Orchestra Nova today – but there
                                                                                                                                                                          appreciation for it.
               are many ways to keep up to date.
               And you can do it all through
                                                                                                                                                                            Sushi                                           Unagi
                    Sign up for eNotes,                                                                                                                                     Cold cooked rice dressed with vinegar           freshwater eels
                    our electronic newsletter                                                                                                                               that is shaped into bite-sized pieces
                                                                                                                                                                            and topped with raw or cooked fish,
                    Join us as a facebook fan                                                                                                                                                                               Dried seaweed
                                                                                                                                                                            or formed into a roll with fish, egg, or
                    follow us on Twitter                                                                                                                                    vegetables and wrapped in seaweed               Ebi
                    Join us on MySpace                      The documentary Orchestra Nova: Celebrations was produced and released by                                       Nigiri sushi
                    Read our blog                           UCSD-TV in 2009 on YouTube and was featured at the San Diego Asian film                                         Clump of rice with raw fish pressed             Temaki sushi
                                                            festival. Two more videos Orchestra Nova: Asian Silk Road and Orchestra Nova:                                   on top                                          Hand-rolled sushi with rice, nori and
                                                            Masterpiece Messiah were released that year. Over 256,000 downloads of those                                    Sashimi                                         a variety of fillings called neta
                                                            videos were recorded during the first year – by users throughout the country and                                Very thinly sliced raw fish                     Hamachi
                                                            the world!
                                                                                                                                                                            Wasabi                                          Young yellowtail, has light golden flesh,
                                                                                                                                                                            Japanese horseradish (a green paste) –          high in protein
                    Beverly Lambert, director of marketing, Orchestra Nova,                                                                                                 a condiment for sashimi
                    former music educator and corporate marketing executive

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                                                                                                                                                                          Mark Kelley, technology executive and Orchestra Nova supporter
INSPIRE features

                                                                                                                                       Picking up the pieces of a shattered dream
                                                                                                                                       Ingrid vividly remembers the night Jim returned home after months on the road promoting his music
                                 “Music is magical – it touches the soul                                                               and they were exploring their new home town around fifth and f streets in downtown San Diego.
                                 and leaves an indelible memory that                                                                   They wanted to listen to live music but were disappointed to find only tattoo parlors, ladies of the
                                                                                                                                       night and people begging for change. They joked about opening a local restaurant and bar that
                                 brings you back again and again to                                                                    would offer great food and music like they had done in their country home.

                                 that feeling you experienced when                                                                     But less than a week later, Jim’s plane crashed in louisiana and Ingrid and A.J. were left alone.
                                                                                                                                       Down, but not out (Ingrid prefers to see the glass as full), Ingrid charged on. She worked as a singer
                                 you first heard it.”                                                                                  and songwriter until after an operation on her vocal chords, when she learned she couldn’t sing

         Checking out                                                                  I ngrid Croce told me this as she was
                                                                                         running off to take care of one of the
                                                                                                                                       In 1985 she opened Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar as a tribute to her late husband on the corner
                                                                                                                                       of fifth and f and also opened Croce’s Coffeehouse in Horton Plaza when San Diego’s downtown

         “The Croce’s Experience”
                                                                                       hundreds of items on her “to do” list that      was like “Desolation Row” – where, she says, “parents were afraid to allow their children out of their
                                                                                       morning in preparation for San Diego’s          cars. So I often walked my guests across 4th Avenue to encourage them to come to my restaurant.”
                                                                                       Restaurant Week (which she co-founded
                                                                                                                                       It was her dream to build a thriving downtown San Diego. She grew Croce’s to half a city block and        Vanilla Lavender Honey Crème
                                                                                       in 2002).                                                                                                                                                 Brulee with almond lavender
                                                                                                                                       almost single handedly lit the spark that ignited the Gaslamp Quarter into one of the hottest dining
                                                                                       People come from far and wide to                                                                                                                          laced cookie
                                                                                                                                       and entertainment districts in the country.
                                                                                       check out “The Croce’s Experience” – fresh                                                                                                                …as described by Executive
                                                                                       contemporary American cuisine, welcom-          Her keys to success                                                                                       Chef James Clark
                                                                                       ing service and live music. And it all          I asked her what the keys to her success were and she responded, “Clear purpose, tenacity, hard
                                                                                       started with Ingrid and Jim Croce.              work, flexibility, a great Croce “team” – and a lot of luck.” She says that she believes most of her
                                                                                                                                       guests return to Croce’s because they had a happy, memorable experience and she credits her
                                                                                       A love story                                    “Croce team” with making that happen. They care about every guest and really enjoy the opportu-
                                                                                       Ingrid was an energetic 16-year-old             nity to “Wow” them by going way beyond expectations. “They take pride in their success!” she says.
                                                                                       living in Philadelphia when, as she says,       Today, Ingrid is committed to giving back. Her story is a message of hope, possibility, resilience,
                                                                                       “I was transforming from a cart wheeling        hard-work and optimism. She is the owner and driving force behind Avalanche Records and Books
                                                                                       cheerleader into a passionate folk singer,      and has published books and co-produced TV music specials and CDs and DVDs.
                                                                                       auditioning with my band “the Rumrun-
                                                                                       ners” to be a contestant in an upcoming         The community is Ingrid’s passion
                                                                                       hootenanny at a radio station when I met        “My energy comes from doing what I love, and serving others. Since I met my husband Jimmy Rock
                                                                                       Jim. He was a sophomore at Villanova            at Croce’s 23 years ago, we have worked together to achieve our dream for Community,” she says.
                                                                                                University and one of the judges.      Their service to others is exemplified by:
                                                                                                We took first place and Jim and I      • City of Hope, Stand up to Cancer and their work with the Emilio Nares foundation
                                                                                                fell in love.”                         • Support for the Center for Community Solutions and The National family Justice Center
                                                                                               They married three years later and      • Their Production of “A Celebration of Women Chefs, benefitting Rachel’s Women’s Center”
                                                                                               moved to New York City to pursue        • “Junior Achievement” and the development of a food Service, Hospitality and Tourism curriculum
                                                                                               music careers but, disillusioned with     as part of San Diego City College’s Business Roundtable for Education
                                                                                               the music business and New York         • Co-founding of Croce, Rock, Nelson Productions to raise money for community AIDS organizations
                                                                                               City, they sold everything except       • Awarding of music scholarships to performers devoted to keeping live music alive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Croce’s Prime Contemporary
                                                                                               one guitar and moved to the Penn-                                                                                                                 Meatloaf with sautéed spinach,
                                                                                                                                       A recipe for THE extraordinary experience                                                                 roasted garlic Yukon mash,
                                                                                               sylvania countryside where they
                                                                                                                                       At the end of our conversation, I asked her what advice she would give Orchestra Nova about pro-          oregano fried onion rings with
                                                                                               rented a farmhouse. Jim worked
                                                                                                                                       viding an extraordinary experience for their guests. Here’s what she said:                                a porcini demi
                                                                                               construction jobs and drove a ten-
                                                                                               wheeler and she sold her art. They      “I think Jung-Ho Pak has a natural talent for finding talented and compassionate people and bring-
                                                              Ingrid and Jim Croce
                                                                with their son, A.J.           started growing vegetables, baking      ing out the best in them for their guests. If he can get his musicians to care as much as he does about
                                                                                       bread and feeding delicious meals to their      making the guest experience exceptional through the sharing of music, it will happen!
                                                                                       friends and fellow musicians who would          Although Orchestra Nova travels to different theatres, Jung-Ho depends on the performers to play
                                                                                       stop by to jam late into the night – Arlo       “the menu” he has planned each night to the very best of their ability so the evening is truly memo-
                                                                                       Guthrie, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Bon-      rable for everyone. In the same way, owning a restaurant sets the stage for a new show every night.
                                                                                       nie Raitt, The Manhattan Transfer, just to      The menu is planned and the staff is ready to bring a “memorable happy experience” to every guest.
                                                                                       name a few. The house became the “Unof-         They both take planning but spontaneity comes into play too.”
                        Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar                                  ficial Croce’s Restaurant.” Thus began their
                                                                                       connection of food and music.                                 “Both food and music engage my passion and they offer exquisite opportunities
                        802 5th Avenue
                        San Diego, CA 92101                                            When Ingrid told Jim they were going to
                                                                                       have a baby, Jim wrote “Time in a Bottle.”
                                                                                                                                                     to be creative and to have fun!”
                        www.croces.com                                                 Their son, Adrian James (A.J.), was born in                     – Ingrid Croce
                                                                                       1971 and the rest is history! Jim’s career
                                                                                       took off and they moved to San Diego in         Beverly Lambert, director of marketing, Orchestra Nova,
                                                        Amy K fellows Photography      1973.                                           former music educator and corporate marketing executive

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INSPIRE features

                                                                                                         A   PICTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Erica Horn
                                                                                                         A LOOK INSIDE                                                                                                                                                                                  Photographer
                                                                                                         THE CrEATIVITY
                                                                                                         BEHIND INSPIrE MAGAzINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Erica had to make a major deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sion when she entered college.
                                                                                                         They took different pathways                                                                                                                                                                   Her interest in the arts had been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a constant in her life but she had
                                                                                                         – some meandering and some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to decide whether to major in art
                                                                                                         straight – but they all found their                                                                                                                                                            or music. The social aspect of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “making art” with 60 other people
                                                                                                         way to the same place at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seemed better to the 18-year-old
                                                                                                         same time: Orchestra Nova San                                                                                                            “Portrait of A.J. Croce” (son of the late Jim Croce   than isolation in an art studio so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and San Diegan Ingrid Croce of Croce’s Restaurant     music won out!
                                                                                Maui on a morning walk
                                                                                                         Diego in the summer of 2010,                                                                                                             & Jazz Bar)

                                                                                                         creating Inspire magazine.                                                                                                               “It always gnawed away at me, this need to make pictures. fast forward
    Greg Merino                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to my 40th birthday and I realized that I had been carrying around this
    Photographer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pining desire for 20 years. I decided I had better get to it or I could find
    gregmerino.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                myself at the other end of my life knowing that I had never listened to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  my gut.”
    Greg says he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t “framing up shots without a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  She took a class in photography with a terrific teacher and was “discov-
    camera, closing one eye to mentally crop interesting scenes in my mind. I really
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ered” by Pottery Barn Visual merchandising. “I was asked to submit im-
    love the way light and shadow shape everyday things, creating a certain feel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ages for their new in-store photography displays,” she says. “They asked
    and texture. I think it’s just the whole idea of creating my own subjective perspec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  me to send a tiff file of this and of that and I confidently said ‘yes’ – then
    tive of real life.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I would call my photographer friend Gene Nocon and ask what a tiff file
    Greg borrowed his father’s 35mm camera (bought in 1965) and read a pho-                                                                                                                                                                       was. I ended up doing all of their in-store imagery for many years. It was
    tography textbook he had bought from a thrift store from cover to cover. He was                                                                                                                                                               fantastic!”
                                                                                                                                                              “Cyanotype, Wild Yarrow” – photochemicals are brushed directly onto the paper,      Music still plays a very important part in Erica’s life too. She enjoys
    He says, “I thought about photography constantly, trying to master the craft –                                                                            items are pressed under glass onto the paper, and brought into the sunlight where   playing and teaching the clarinet and is currently the director of a youth
                                                                                                                                                              a silhouette appears. When the paper is washed a beautiful blue color develops.
    shooting and taking notes of how I shot things. I would develop the film at the                                                                                                                                                               chamber music program near her home in Monterey.
    drugstore in small 3" x 4" prints (the cheapest!). Eventually I met a working pro
    with a commercial photography studio who needed a full-time assistant.                               “Button love” – mosaic with hand-made polymer clay
                                                                                                         tiles, metal embellishments and vintage buttons
    Ten years later I started my own commercial photography business – and today
                                                                                                                                                              However, it wasn’t until she spent her
    we’re working side by side as colleagues. “I owe a lot to Mike Smith for the edu-
                                                                                                                                                              junior year (Stanford University) in
    cation he gave me. I feel like I’ve found my calling in life – and it’s so exciting!”
                                                                                                                                                              florence, Italy, that she knew art was
                                                                                                                                                              where her heart was. “I was stunned by
                                                                                                                                                              all the beauty around me. It just felt right,”
                                                                                                                                                              she says.
                                                                                                         Jennifer Kelley                                      After 20 years of doing corporate graphic
                                                                                                         Graphic designer
                                                                                                                                                              design, including five years as the art
                                                                                                         and studio artist
                                                                                                                                                              department manager at Qualcomm,
                                                                                                         2fins.com                                            Jennifer now balances a freelance
                                                                                                                                                              graphic design business with being an
                                                                                                         She played ice hockey on a boys’ team in             “urban shuttle-bus driver” for her
                                                                                                         high school, but quickly decided that she            daughters, taking them to dance and
                                                                                                         wanted to pursue something calmer. “My               theater practice, running club and
                                                                                                         dad and I shared a love for photography              school events. At the same time, she
                                                                                                         from the time I was young. We built a dark           steps into her “hands-on creative zone”
                                                                                                         room under the stairs in our house and I             by working in her 2fins Studio creating
                                                                                                         loved working with photos in there,” she             original mosaics.
                                                                                                         recalls. On top of that, her mother was a
                                                                                                         pre-school art teacher so their lives were           ”Cactus Wall” – 5x4' mosaic made of
    light streaks through bamboo blinds                                                                  full of the arts.                                    hand cut vitreous glass

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INSPIRE concerts Mozart

                                                                                                                Friday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral
                                                                                                                Generously sponsored by Richard and
                                                                                                                Patricia Schonfeld                                                                                calling all
                   Very Best                                                                                    Saturday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                Sorrento Valley,
                                                                                                                Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
                                                                                                                Generously sponsored by Elsie V. Weston
                                                                                                                Monday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                la Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium

                                                                                                                                                                        Don Giovanni Overture
                                                                                                                                                                        Don Giovanni, an opera in two acts, was entered by Mozart into his
                                                                                                                                                                        catalog as an “opera buffa” (comic opera). However, it is generally considered
                                                                                                                                                                        to be a drama giocoso (tragi-comedy). The libretto centers around Don Giovanni,
                                                                                                                                                                        a young, arrogant nobleman. He abuses, seduces and outrages everyone around
                                                                                                                                                                        him until he meets up with the one thing he can’t outwit: the supernatural statue of
                                                                                                                                                                        one of his victims, “the Commander.”
                                                                                                                                                                        Philosophers and writers, including George Bernard Shaw, have often used

                                                                                                                                                                        Don Giovanni’s refusal to repent as a captivating topic for discussion.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart                                          “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of

                                                                     genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
    (1756 – 1791)
                                                                           — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

                                                                                                                                                                        DAYSo go
    Featured guest artist                                                                                       Don Giovanni Overture
    Frank Renk, Orchestra Nova principal clarinet
                                                                                                                Clarinet Concerto
                                                                                                                                                                           t                                                                                                         day
    This genius obviously poured his heart into his music, writing some of “the very best”
                                                                                                                   Adagio                                                                                                                                                       OF MY LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                     The score for Don Giovanni was completed just
    music ever written – over 600 works – beginning when he was just five years old in his
                                                                                                                   Rondo: Allegro
                                                                                                                                                                     two days before its scheduled performance.
    hometown of Salzburg, Austria, and ending with his death in Vienna only 30 years later.                                                                          Although the completion of the libretto had been                                                Mozart began a special relation-
    He once said, “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow                                                                         delayed when Da Ponte was recalled to Vienna                                                    ship with the city of Prague and its
    my own feelings.”                                                                                           Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter)                            to work on another opera, it wasn’t unusual for                                                 people when he came to Prague
                                                                                                                                                                     Mozart to compose at a tremendous pace as                                                       for a performance of The Mar-
    Symphonies, chamber music, concertos, opera, choral music – you could name any popu-                          Allegro vivace
                                                                                                                                                                     deadlines loomed. He often worked from sketches                                                 riage of Figaro early in 1787.
    lar form of music of the classical period and Mozart wrote it. The forms weren’t new but                      Andante cantabile
                                                                                                                                                                     and drafts made earlier. Unfortunately, most of his                                             He reportedly said, “Mein Prager
    his take on them was. The emotion and technical sophistication that he put into each work                     Menuetto: Allegretto                                                                                                                               verstehen mich” (“My Praguers
    was far beyond what had been heard before – in fact, in many cases, since.                                                                                       sketches and drafts were destroyed by Constanze
                                                                                                                  Molto Allegro                                                                                                                                      understand me”). His “Praguers,”
                                                                                                                                                                     after his death.
    Following the money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     delighted that someone so talented
    finances were always a problem – he didn’t have one wealthy patron to sustain him as                                                                             Prague has never heard the like                                                                 and well-known had come to their
    most composers did during that period. So he traveled throughout Europe, ever searching                                                                          As reported by the Prager Oberamtszeitung the                                                   city, received him warmly. On
    for financial security but also learning from other composers and musicians and writing                                                                          world premiere of Don Giovanni took place in                                                    January 19, he gave an “acad-
    music like crazy. “I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively,” he said. “I                                     comes calling                        Prague on October 29, 1787, at the Stavovské
                                                                                                                                                                     divadlo (Theatre of the Estates) and “connoisseurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     emy” (a concert for his own profit)
    hear them all at once. All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing,                    He turned away from the keyboard and                                                                                                                    at which the famous Symphony in
    lively dream.”                                                                                                                                                   and musicians say that Prague has never heard                                                   D major (Prague Symphony) was
                                                                                                             began his famous operatic collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                     the like.” They also reported that “the opera...is

                                life was good. Twenty-nine-year-old Wolfgang was living the                  with the librettist lorenzo Da Ponte. Their                                                                                                             premiered and he also improvised
                                                                                                                                                                     extremely difficult to perform,” a statement that the                                           solo on the piano. Afterward, he
                                high life with his wife Constanze in Vienna. A fantastic pianist             first opera, The Marriage of Figaro, had a
                                                                                                                                                                     singers certainly supported. The same was said of                                         said he counted this day as one of the
                                himself, he had been focusing on writing piano concertos,                    moderately successful premiere in Vienna
                                                                                                                                                                     his previous opera The Marriage of Figaro.                                                happiest of his life.
                                presenting popular and financially successful concerts with                  in 1786 but it was its enthusiastic recep-
           the high life        himself as soloist – all in unconventional venues like large                 tion in Prague that led to the commission               Don Giovanni is one of the most popular operas performed today. Opera lovers throughout
                                rooms in apartment buildings or ballrooms in restaurants. But,               by the impresario Bondini for a second                  the world agree with french composer Charles-françois Gounod who said, “Mozart’s Don      Painting by Alexandre-Evariste fragonard,
                                alas, it was a lifestyle that wouldn’t prove to be sustainable.              opera.                                                  Giovanni is a work without blemish, of uninterrupted perfection.”                         Don Juan and the Statue of the Commander

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INSPIRE concerts Mozart

                                                           FINDING the                                                                                     Symphony No. 41
                                                                                                 of the                                                    (Jupiter)
                                                                                              CLARINET                                                     1788
                                                                                                                                                           It was his last symphony. It’s not known
                                                          Clarinet Concerto                                                                                whether it was ever performed during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             french Revolution.” The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              41st symphony is the
                                                          1791                                                                                             his lifetime. Sir George Grove, a 19th                                                                             last of a set of three that
                                                                                                                                                           century writer immortalized in the title                                                                           Mozart composed in rapid
                                                          Ah! The clarinet. Who knew that Mozart loved the clarinet – or that the clarinet was even        Grove’s Dictionary of Music, wrote                                                                                 succession during the sum-
                                                          part of orchestras in the 1700s? from the time he was a little child traveling throughout        about the Jupiter Symphony, “It is for                                                                             mer of 1788. Universally
                                                          Europe, Mozart loved the clarinet, always thrilled when he discovered an orchestra that          the finale that Mozart has reserved all                                                                           considered to be his
                                                          included clarinets.                                                                              the resources of his science, and all the                                                                        greatest works in the form,
                                                          Although composers as far back as Vivaldi had written music for the clarinet, it’s been said     power, which no one seems to have                                                                              all three symphonies were

         being                                            that Mozart was the first composer to discover “the soul” of the clarinet.                       possessed to the same degree with himself,
                                                                                                                                                           of concealing that science, and making it the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        composed within a six-week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       period. To top it off, he com-

          FRANK                                           A final tribute to the clarinet
                                                          Ironically, the Clarinet Concerto was the last purely instrumental work he composed. He
                                                          died in December following its completion in October. Although he had composed exten-
                                                                                                                                                           vehicle for music as pleasing as it is learned.
                                                                                                                                                           Nowhere has he achieved more…it is the great-
                                                                                                                                                           est orchestral work of the world which preceded the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    posed two piano trios, a violin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sonatina and another piece during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the same time period.
                            Jung-Ho Pak and frank Renk
                                                          sively for the clarinet and basset horn, reflecting a deep understanding of the capabilities
    But I asked for a saxophone
    “I just knew that I wanted to play the clari-
                                                          and idiosyncrasies of these single-reed instruments, this was the only clarinet concerto he
                                                          wrote.                                                                                           the last SYMPHONY
    net the rest of my life – I never wanted              It’s been said that he associated clarinets with love, since many of his arias about love fea-
    to do anything else,” frank Renk says.                ture clarinets prominently, a prime example being the aria in the first act of Cosi fan Tutti.
    And play the clarinet he has – from the               It’s also interesting that the second movement of the Clarinet Concerto, the profound and        The Jupiter is believed by most music authorities    Bills! Bills! More Bills!                    Why Jupiter?
    time his mother came back from a music                beautiful Adagio, was popularized by the film Out of Africa, with its touching love story.       to be the epitome of symphonic music in the 18  th   life was tough – the bills were piling up.   That he was able to follow that
    store with a clarinet for him instead of the                                                                                                                                                                Although he had been well paid for his       symphony written during dark times with
                                                          Prague plays a role once again                                                                   century, foreshadowing the brilliant works of
    saxophone he asked for!                                                                                                                                                                                     operas (The Marriage of Figaro, Don          a symphony so ablaze with light and joy
                                                          Mozart’s third trip to Prague was made because of a last-minute commission for an opera
                                                                                                                                                           Beethoven. In the final movement of the Jupiter,     Giovanni), work had taken up much of his     is truly amazing. Symphony No. 41 is in
    Life is good                                          to celebrate the coronation of Emperor leopold II in Prague. This was La Clemenza di Tito
                                                                                                                                                           his use of counterpoint in weaving together five     time and he had fallen behind in paying      C major, the brightest, most celebratory
    frank has played for most of the major                and it was, unfortunately, not a success. However, Anton Stadler, the renowned Czech
                                                                                                                                                                                                                his debts. facing irate creditors became     of keys (Haydn loved this key and always
    orchestras in California, usually as the              clarinetist and basset-hornist who had played some demanding solos in the opera, asked           (not the usual two) melodies simultaneously was      an almost daily occurrence.                  said it was an occasion to “break out the
    principal clarinet, and both he and his               Mozart to write a concerto for the basset clarinet. Mozart was a dedicated freemason
                                                                                                                                                           truly revolutionary, making it a challenge for any   He begged his friend and fellow freema-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             kettle drums”). It is believed that Johann
    wife Sheryl also play for the San Diego               throughout his life and had become friends of Stadler, a fellow freemason.
                                                                                                                                                           orchestra to take on.                                                                             Peter Salomon, a German composer and

    Symphony. But there’s more to frank’s life                                                                                                                                                                  son Michael Puchberg, a textile maker, for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             impresario, coined the nickname of Jupiter
                              than music – two                                                                                                                                                                  loans in a series of now infamous letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for the symphony. It’s been speculated that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                To save money, he and Constanze and

                              little boys (ages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the call-and-response fanfare of the open-
                              five and seven)                                                                                                                                                                   their two children moved to a smaller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ing stately rhythms that suggested turning
                              that keep their
                              Mom and Dad
                                                         the                         Stadler was an infamous gambler and drinker and it’s believed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                place in the outskirts of Vienna.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a gem (or a planet) in the light, to see
                                                                                     that he pawned the original manuscript; it has never been                                                                  Making it through the night                  what new depths each new angle might
                              hopping. “What                                                                                                                                                                    His 40th symphony was completed one
                                                                                     found. The only original surviving piece of this music is the draft                                                                                                     reveal might have been behind the choice
                              I love most of                                                                                                                                                                    month after his only daughter, the infant
                                                                                     written for the basset horn.                                                                                                                                            of Jupiter as a nickname.
                              all,” he says, “is                                                                                                                                                                Theresa, died. In a letter to Puchberg,
                              playing in the                                         In another bit of irony, Mozart’s fortunes had taken a downturn                                                                                                         Another theory was that the symphony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mozart wrote of completing it despite
    backyard with those guys.” After music                                           and he died a poor man, with Stadler still owing him money for                                                                                                          represented the Age of Enlightenment;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “black thoughts” banished only “with
    and family, his biggest passion is golf.                                         the concerto.                                                                                                                                                           for Jupiter, god of light, of the sky and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                great effort.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             weather, was also the god of the state, of
    It’s show business                                              Basset horn? Basset clarinet? Clarinet?                                                                                                                                                  its welfare and its laws, and thus repre-
    When asked what he likes about Orches-                          Anton Stadler preferred the lower portion of the instrument’s range so he custom-                                                                                                        sented its ideal condition.
                                                                                                                                                                                          “Conducting Mozart is a high-wire
    tra Nova, his immediate response was,                           ized a clarinet by adding several keys and additional tubing, extending the instru-
    “I love the people.” He goes on to say,                                                                                                                                               act. On one hand you have the                                      Although he was broke and in debt – and
                                                                    ment’s range from a written E to a C, thus establishing a version of the clarinet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             probably in ill health – he poured his soul

    “Jung-Ho enables all of us to perform the                       now referred to as a basset clarinet. Unfortunately, none of Stadler’s                                                imagination and genius of his score
    way all true professionals really want to                                                                                                                                                                                                                into this last symphony.
                                                                    instruments have survived into modern times.                                                                          and on the other hand, it needs the
    play – communicating through our music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           reflection of
    with the people all around us – other                            Mozart originally wrote a draft of the concerto for the basset horn, a wind                                          infusion of human energy to commu-
    musicians, the audience. It enables us to                        instrument larger than the clarinet, with a bend near the mouthpiece (older ver-
                                                                                                                                                                                          nicate. Too much, and you obscure
    perform at very high levels. And it’s show             sions were typically curved or bent in the middle). However, the manuscript he sent Stadler
                                                           after he had returned to Vienna was for the basset clarinet, the instrument played by                                          his intention; yet, not enough can
    business! No one wants to see a bunch of
    players buried in their music stands. It’s             Stadler in its premier.                                                                                                        leave the music dead on arrival.”                                  The Jupiter: exuberant, yet introspective;
    all about collaboration – we all want to               Several years after its premiere many publishers published an edition that was adapted for                                                 —Jung-Ho Pak                                           full of clarity, yet complicated; exemplary
    do it.”                                                the standard clarinet used in orchestras today.                                                                                                                                                   of life itself!
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INSPIRE concerts Four Seasons

                                                                 Friday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                 Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral

                                                                 Saturday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                 Sorrento Valley,
                                                                 Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
                                                                 Generously sponsored by Kathleen Davis

                                                                                                          Four Seasons
                                                                 and Jesi Betancourt

                                                                 Monday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                 la Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium

         FOUR                                                                                             It would make such a nice story: Ástor           The innovators

                   FOUR Virtuosos
                                                                                                          Piazzolla wrote his Four Seasons in              Nevertheless, there are many reasons why this juxtaposing of the two compositions makes
                                                                                                          homage to Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four             such an exciting music experience:
                                                                                                          Seasons, but that’s not the way it
                                                                                                                                                           •    Vivaldi was innovative – how many other Baroque composers do you know who
                                                                                                          happened. He composed Buenos Aires
                                                                                                                                                                wrote program music?
                                                                                                          Summer, a tango, as part of his music for
                                                                                                          the play Melenita de oro in 1965 and             •    Talk about innovation – Piazzolla created Nuevo Tango (the “new tango” style),
                                                                                                          wrote the other three seasons in 1970 for             fusing elements of tango with jazz, contemporary music and classical styles.
                    The Four Seasons, 1725                                                                his quintet (bandeneón, violin, electric gui-    •    Both works are named for the four seasons – it is possible that Piazzolla was “giving
                    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)                                                           tar, piano and bass). It wasn’t until after           a nod” to Vivaldi when he named his pieces and they will probably be linked
                                                                                                          his death that Russian composer leonid                together forever through Desyatnikov’s adaptation.
                    Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, 1965-1970                                               Desyatnikov adapted them for violin and
                                                                                                                                                           •    When it’s summer in Italy, it’s winter in Argentina. Desyatnikov took Piazzolla’s
                    Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)                                                           strings, and included obvious allusions to
                                                                                                                                                                Summer movement and skillfully wove direct quotes from Vivaldi’s Winter movement
                                                                                                          Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
                                                                                                                                                                into the texture of the music. What fun to listen for these subtleties.
                    Concerto for Four Violins in B minor, 1711
                    Antonio Vivaldi                                                                        Up, up and away                                 •    Both works (with Desyatnikov’s adaptation) are violin concertos.
                                                                                                           It’s an intriguing proposition to compare
                                                                                                           and contrast these two incredibly inter-
                    Program order                                                                          esting and beautiful works written nearly
                    Summer by Vivaldi                                                                      250 years apart – or maybe it’s better
                    Summer by Piazzolla                                                                    to just close your eyes and let the music
                                                                                                           transport you up, up and away.
                    Autumn by Vivaldi
                    Autumn by Piazzolla
                    Winter by Vivaldi                                                                                       TIE    the
                                                                                                                    that BINDS
                    Winter by Piazzolla
                    Spring by Vivaldi
                    Spring by Piazzolla
                    Concerto for Four Violins in B minor                                                  In the Beginning
                                                                 Featured guest artists
                                                                 Orchestra Nova Stars                     Need a concerto? No problem
                       larghetto e spiccato
                                                                    Hernan Constantino                    Vivaldi once reportedly boasted that he could
                       Allegro                                                                            write a concerto faster than all its parts could
                                                                    Healy Henderson
                                                                    Robert Schumitzky                     be copied. Of course, copiers in those days
                                                                    Jeffrey Zehngut                       were humans with quill pens! But it is a fact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mantua, Italy
                                                                                                          that he wrote 500 concertos, most of them for the violin, among them the four concertos known as The Four Seasons.
                                                                                                          Beautiful city, beautiful music
                                                                                                          Beautiful Mantua! Surely the beauty of this historic city in northern Italy that’s surrounded on three sides by lakes was
                                                                                                          the inspiration for this beautiful music. Vivaldi spent three years as Maestro di Cappella in the court of Prince Philip,
                                                                                                          Mantua’s governor, there and it was during that time that he wrote The Four Seasons, the first four concerti in a set of
                                                                                                          twelve entitled The Contest of Harmony and Invention, written for the violin and orchestra.

                                                                                                          Vivaldi: a revolutionary?
                                                                                                          It was a revolutionary concept at the time, but Vivaldi included a sonnet (believed to have
                                                                                                          been written by him) for each season. It’s absolutely amazing how the music so closely
                                                                                                          depicts the scenes described in the sonnets: birds, gentle breezes, a bubbling stream,
                                                                                                          buzzing insects, violent storms, celebrations or icy storms.

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INSPIRE concerts Four Seasons

                                                                      Antonio                                                                                   Ástor                                                                   Off and running with

                                                                               Vivaldi                                                                             Piazzolla                                                            the tango
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He returned to Argentina with his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        family when he was a teenager and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        immediately moved to Buenos Aires to
                                                                      The “Red Priest” who couldn’t say Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        work as a musician. The tango was his
                                                                      An earthquake shook the ground under Venice on the day Antonio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        passion but he continued studies of the
                                                                      Vivaldi was born and the story is that his traumatized mother dedi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        classics with noted piano teachers and
                                                                      cated him to priesthood on that day. So, even though he had been
                                                                      trained as a violinist by his father, a barber turned professional
                                                                      violinist, he began training for the priesthood when he was 15 and                                                                                                To his surprise, he won a scholarship
                                                                      was ordained at the age of 25.                                                                                                                                    to study with the influential Nadia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Boulanger (who also taught Aaron
                                                                      Was it fate?                                                                                                                                                      Copland, Philip Glass and Quincy
                                                                      However, bronchial asthma prevented “the Red Priest” (nicknamed                                                                                                   Jones) in Paris after a colleague
                                                                      because of his flame-red hair) from completing a Holy Mass so                                                                                                     suggested he enter his Buenos Aires
                                                                      priesthood was out! Did fate intervene? Would he have written his                                                                                                 Symphony in a composition contest.
                                                                      beautiful music if he had remained an active priest? It was said
                                                                      that he often left the altar to quickly jot down a musical idea.                                                                                                  What will she think of me?
                                                                      Who knows?!                                                                                                                                                       In his memoir, he wrote, “I showed
                                                                      The well-endowed “orphanage”                                                                                                                                      her my symphonies and sonatas. She

                                                                      Now what to do? Drawing upon his love and talent for music, he                                                                                                    started to read them and suddenly
                                                                      became a violin teacher (and later music director) at the Osped-                                                                                                  came out with a horrible sentence:
                                                                      ale della Pietá, an “orphanage” in Venice. There were four of                                                                                                     ‘It’s very well written.’ She said, ‘you

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        are like Stravinsky, like Bartok…but I
                                                                      these institutions in Venice, but the word “orphanage” is a bit of
                                                                      a misnomer because they were primarily, in fact, schools for the                                              the                                                 can’t find Piazzolla in this.’ … I was
                                                                      female offspring of noblemen and their numerous mistresses. They                                                                                                  ashamed to tell her I was a tango
                                                                      were well endowed by the “anonymous” fathers, and the musical                                                                                                     musician…finally I confessed and she
                                                                      standards were among the highest in Venice.                                                                                                                       asked me to play some bars of a tango
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of my own. She suddenly opened her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eyes, took my hand and told me: ‘You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        idiot, that’s Piazzolla!’”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pushing the limits
    Loved by all – well, almost                                                                                                                                                                                                         Returning to Buenos Aires, he formed a
    Except for one year when he had a “dust-                                                                                                                                                                                            quintet which became the core for his
    up” with the school’s board of directors                                                                                                                                                                                            forward-looking vision. He refined and
    (with whom he often disagreed), he                                                                                                                                                                                                  experimented with the tango, pushing
    was with the school for 37 years, highly                                                                                                                              The bandoneón player                                          the “Nuevo Tango” to its limits. But
    respected by his students. luckily, he                                                                                                                                Who in the world would ever think that a bandoneón            all was not well in Argentina in the
    was allowed to take leaves to study and                                                                                                                               player from Argentina would be in the same league as          late 1970s, now under a conservative
    compose in other settings and he became                                                                                                                               a violinist from Venice named Antonio Vivaldi – nearly        military dictatorship. Everything Piaz-
    well-known throughout Europe as a musi-                                                                                                                               250 years later?! That bandoneón player is Ástor              zolla symbolized – wanting to step out
    cal genius and virtuoso violinist of the                                                          Vivaldi Rock (2008) – 3D visual music video.
                                                                                                                                                                          Piazzolla and, yes, there is a connection to the              of the bounds of traditions – suddenly
    highest caliber.                                                                                  Valentin Spirik, producer.                                          Baroque composer.                                             became unwelcome.

    A sad ending                                                                                                                                                          Music was in his soul                                         The music lives on
    He was 62 years old, broke and down-                                                                                                                                  What is absolutely fascinating is how Piazzolla               He moved to Italy but performed and
    hearted – his music was no longer held                                                                                                                                elevated the bandoneón and the tango to high art.             recorded throughout the world, includ-
    in such high esteem and he had left the                                                                                                                               The bandoneón, a cousin of the accordion (noted for its       ing what he considered to be his finest
    school position – so he decided to move                                                                                                                               unwieldy size and complicated fingering system), was          album, Tango: Zero Hour. Unfortu-
    to Vienna, hoping to gain a position with                                                                                                                             a favorite instrument in Argentina, especially associ-        nately, at the height of his career, he
    Emperor Charles VI who had admired him                                                                                                                                ated with the tango. The Piazzolla family had moved           suffered heart problems and died in
    several years before, awarding him the                                                                                                                                to New York when he was a small child and his father,         his beloved Buenos Aires in 1992,
                                                  A comeback in the 21st century
    title of Knight and inviting him to Vienna.                                                                                                                           nostalgic for his homeland, spotted a bandoneón in a          leaving a monumental legacy as one
                                                  Would he ever be surprised to hear what’s                                                                               pawnshop and bought it for his nine-year-old son.             of South America’s greatest musical
    Unfortunately, the emperor died shortly
                                                  going on in the 21st century! His name is                                                                                                                                             figures ever and a major composer of
    after Vivaldi’s arrival in Vienna, leaving                                                                                                                            Ástor quickly learned to play music from American
                                                  well-known, his music is probably heard                                                                                                                                               the 20th century.
    him with no source of income. Having sold                                                                                                                             composers on the instrument, at the same time study-
                                                  every hour of every day somewhere in the
    most of his manuscripts to fund the trip                                                                                                                              ing with classical pianist Beta Wilda and becoming an
                                                  world. Videos, CDs, web sites, iPods – all
    to Vienna, Vivaldi died a pauper shortly                                                                    Alice in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons –                         ardent fan of Bach and Rachmaninoff. He was hungry
                                                  full of Vivaldi. He’s one popular guy!                        Award-winning interactive game teams up
    after Charles VI died. He was buried in a                                                                                                                             to learn about music, all music – folk music, the classics,
                                                                                                                with two masters of their form: lewis Carroll
    simple grave in Vienna.                                                                                     and Vivaldi. Interactive Classics.                        tango and jazz.
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INSPIRE concerts Four Seasons

    Concerto for Four Violins in B minor                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral

                                                            It’s all about rhythm, this concerto! The four dueling violins, usually with their own rhythmic                                                                                       Saturday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
                                                            pattern, create non-stop energy and excitement. This is an astonishing concept when you                                                                                               Sorrento Valley,
                                                            consider that violins had previously been seen strictly as ensemble instruments, not as solo                                                                                          Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall

                       in concert
                                                            instruments. Vivaldi, a virtuoso violinist himself, brought the violin front and center, and it
                                                            wasn’t long before all of Europe took notice.                                                                                                                                         Sunday, February 27, 2:00 p.m.
                                                            Probably written for a performance by his superbly trained students at Ospedale della                                                                                                 Rancho Santa fe Performing Arts Center

                                                            Pietá when he was 33 years old, this concerto was the 10th in a set of 12 violin concertos.                                                                                           Generously sponsored by Bobbi and Claude
                                                            The dueling harpsichords

                                                            J.S. Bach was fascinated with the concertos and later transcribed this concerto for four                                                                                              Monday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
                                                            harpsichords so that he and his sons could perform it in their leipzig coffee-house concerts.                                                                                         la Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium

                                                        Healy Henderson                                                                                                                                                                           Featured guest artist
                                                    1   Musical improvisation skills                                                                              Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun, 1894
                                                                                                              Hernan Constantino                                                                                                                  Maria Lozano, soprano

                                                    2   Horseback riding, international travel                                                                    Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)
                                                                                                          1 Ability to play the piano – or maybe the
                                                    3   A sense of humor
                                                                                                            field of medicine                                     arr. Arnold Schoenberg
                                                    4   Having enough time to enjoy all the things
                                                                                                          2 A bigger HDTV screen
                                                        I like to do with the people I love                                                                       Siegfried Idyll, 1869
                                                                                                          3 Good communication skills – clear and
                                                    5   Swadee Thai in Coronado                                                                                   Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
                                                                                                            complimentary to all
                                                    6   Jalisco Café Mexican Restaurant
                                                                                                          4 A healthy family. Doing what I love and
    1    What talent you would most like to have?   7   Mary’s Tack and feed, BevMo                                                                               Around Columbus: II – Mexico-Bolivar Tango, 1987
                                                                                                            love what I am doing.
    2    What is your greatest extravagance?        8   kayak.com                                                                                                 Randall Davidson (b. 1953)
                                                                                                          5 filipino food – but also Chinese,
    3    What trait do you admire most in others?                                                           Vietnamese, Mexican and Japanese
    4    What is your idea of perfect happiness?        Robert Schumitzky                                 6 Palominos (near my teaching studio)
    5    What is your favorite ethnic restaurant?   1   Public speaking                                   7 frys
    6    What is your favorite “cheap eats”?        2   fine restaurants
                                                                                                                                                                  Transfigured Night, 1899
                                                                                                          8 Whichever one that has the info I need
    7    What is your favorite place to shop?       3   Integrity in both music and in life                                                                       Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951)
                                                                                                            at the time
    8    What is your favorite web site?            4   Achieving balance of life: career,
                                                                                                                                                                  Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5, 1938/1945
                                                        relationship, loyal friend, family, travel,           Jeffrey Zehngut
                                                        exercise and other life pleasures                 1   To surf like the guys in “Endless Summer”
                                                                                                                                                                  Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887 – 1959)
                                                    5   Tokyo Table, Irvine                               2   A new can of tennis balls every time I play             Aria (Cantilena)
                                                    6   Molly’s, lA or Chronic Taco, Corona del Mar       3   Determination                                             Lyrics by Manuel Bandeira
                                                    7   Hockey Monkey (I’m an avid hockey player)         4   USA wins the world cup and my kids have                 Danca (Martelo)
                                                    8   YouTube                                               perfect report cards                                      Lyrics by Ruth Valadares Correa and Manuel Bandeira
                                                                                                          5   Saigon on fifth
                                                                                                          6   Mariscos German taco truck on University
                                                                                                          7   I just don’t like shopping
                                                                                                          8   ted.com

                                                                                                               “Although most symphonic
                                                                                                               musicians never get a chance
                                                                                                               to stand before an orchestra as
                                                                                                               a soloist, it’s with pride that we
                                                                                                               feature our musicians as solo-                 Celebrating love
                                                                                                               ists as much as possible. We                   Some of life’s most treasured moments are shared in a whisper between two
                                                                                                               are so very lucky that each of                 people. We are capturing this sentiment in an evening celebrating love in all its
                                                                                                               our Nova musicians is truly a                  guises... spiritual, physical and eternal.

                                                                                                               star in their own right.”                      Nova presents its intimate side with a selection of masterpieces written by a
                                                                                                                                                              diverse group of composers who confide their thoughts through smaller and
                                                                                                                      – Jung-Ho Pak                           carefully featured forces.

                                                                                                              from left: Jeffrey Zehngut, Healy Henderson,
                                                                                                              Hernan Constantino, Robert Schumitzky

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INSPIRE concerts Nova intimately

             BEAuTiFuL and intimate
                                                    T  houghts of the often controversial composer Richard Wagner rarely conjure up
                                                       thoughts of intimacy. But he wrote Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present for his second
                                                    wife Cosima after the birth of their son Siegfried.
                                                    Then there’s the ever controversial and complex Arnold Schoenberg with his forceful
                                                    personality, known primarily for his atonal 12-tone music. His beautiful and intimate
                                                    Transfigured Night was inspired by his wife-to-be Mathilde and was regarded as a
                                                    declaration of love.
                                                    Claude Debussy, on the other hand, was always interested in the “sensuous quality of
                                                    music,” so his lovely Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun is unsurprisingly intimate. And Brazil-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Wagner
                                                    ian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos once said, “My music is natural, like a waterfall.”
                                                    His hauntingly beautiful Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 definitely conjures up thoughts of

                                                                                                                                                                                  The epitome
                                                    Just to add a little fiery spice to the mix, there’s Randall Davidson’s contemporary, but

                                                                                                                                                                                  of the Romantic era
                                                    sensuously intimate, Mexico-Bolivar Tango.

    Claude Debussy
    Prelude to
                                                                                                                                                                                  The DRAMA king
                                                                                                                                                                                  Musically, Wagner was a powerhouse.
    of a Faun                                                                                                                                                                     He turned the world of music on its head.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Richard Wagner
    Don’t underestimate the public
                                                                                                                                                                                  And it was all about drama! Known              Siegfried Idyll
                                                                                                                                                                                  primarily for his operas (often called music
    The music critics panned it. His fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                  dramas), he wrote both the music and           What a way to wake up
    composers panned it. However, 30-year-
                                                                                                                                                                                  the libretto. His compositions are known       Talk about a romantic gesture! Cosima Wagner was awak-
    old Claude Debussy had the last laugh
                                                                                                                                                                                  for their complex texture, rich harmonies      ened on Christmas morning 1870 to the opening melody of
    – the public loved his first big work for an
                                                                                                                                                                                  and orchestration and his use of leitmotifs:   the now famous Siegfried Idyll, played by a small ensemble
    orchestra, Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun.
                                                                                                                                                                                  musical themes associated with individual      on the stairs of their villa in lucerne, Switzerland. Richard
    Debussy originally intended to write an                                                                                                                                       characters, places, ideas or plot elements.    Wagner had composed the beautiful lullaby with a series of
    orchestral work for Stéphane Mallarmé’s                                                                                                                                       His music is the epitome of the Romantic       dream-scenes as a birthday present for his wife following the
    poem in three parts but he finally decided                                                                                                                                    era and his influence is still felt today,     birth of their son Siegfried in 1869.
    to abandon the other two sections and                                                                                                                                         even in film scores and popular music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Oh, for a quiet day at the beach!
    focus on the Prelude, even leaving the
                                                                                                                                                                                  A sad coda                                     Wagner’s life was anything but tranquil so this event is
    word as part of the title. At the time it was   Dancers in Afternoon of a Faun, photo by Costas
                                                                                                                                                                                  His opera Siegfried premiered seven years      especially poignant. His troubled first marriage to actress
    written, “nothing like it existed in music,”    Harriman Institute of Columbia University and Barnard College students – April, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                  after he gave Cosima her birthday pres-        Wilhelmine “Minna” Planer lasted 30 years – years
    according to his biographer, comparing
                                                                                                                                                                                  ent and it did include some of the music       full of drama with lovers (for both of them),
    it to the time when Wagner wrote his            heard it played on the piano in Debussy’s                            by the Russian dancer Nijinsky. The ballet               from Siegfried Idyll. Because of his debts,    depression, ill health and large debts
    revolutionary Lohengrin to help usher in        apartment. He said, “I didn’t expect                                 was an immediate hit and remains a popu-                 however, he was forced to sell the score       that forced them to flee from creditors.
    the Romantic era. It’s considered by many       anything like this! This music prolongs the                          lar ballet today.                                        (which he had expanded for an orchestra)       To top it off, his involvement in leftist
    to be a turning point for music in the twen-    emotion of my poem and sets its scene                                                                                         a year later to a publisher. According to      politics resulted in his exile from
    tieth century.                                  more vividly than color.”                                            The flute sets the pace                                  her diary, Cosima wept when it was sold.       Germany for 12 years.
    Impressionism and Debussy                                                                                            The flute, in one of the most celebrated
                                                    You can’t print that                                                 solo passages in orchestral literature,                                                                 Cosima, the illegitimate daughter
    Impressionism, as its name suggests,            The poem itself caused a major ruckus;                               begins the work.                                                                                        of franz liszt, was 24 years
    focused on impressions – or suggestions         Édouard Colonne, head of the Colonne                                                                                                                                         younger than Wagner and the
    – rather than the strong emotion of the         Orchestra, wouldn’t even print the text.                                                                                                                                     wife of conductor Hans von
    Romantic era. Debussy began using whole         The poem depicts a faun (half human, half                                                                                                                                    Bülow when she and Wagner
    tone scales (versus the major and minor         goat) playing his pan-pipes alone in the                                        “When the flute music is well-played,                                                        began their love affair. They
    scales of previous eras) and more use of        woods who becomes aroused by passing                                            you hear all the light that Debussy’s first                                                  were married after their third
    dissonance to achieve this concept.             nymphs and naiads, pursues them unsuc-                                                                                                                                       child Siegfried was born when von
    Debussy hated the term, but that matters        cessfully, then wearily abandons himself to                                     breath blows through the forest!”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bülow finally agreed to grant her a
    not. The words Impressionism and De-            a sleep filled with visions.                                                           – Stéphane Mallarmé                                                                   divorce (Minna had died four years
    bussy are tied together in perpetuity.          Another arts element, the ballet, was                                                                                                                                        earlier). The marriage lasted until the
    Mallarmé wasn’t happy that his poem             added to the poem and music in 1912,                                                                                                                                         end of Wagner’s life.
    was being used as the basis for music but       with the premiere of Afternoon of a Faun
    immediately changed his mind when he            in Paris, choreographed and performed                                                                                                                                        Cosima Wagner, right

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INSPIRE concerts Nova intimately

                                                                                                                                                                                         Heitor Villa-Lobos
                                                                                                                                                                                         Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
                                                                                                                                                                                         Escaping the cannibals
                                                                                                                                                                                         As a teenager, he spent nearly ten years living with and absorbing

                                                                                                                                                                                         the native Brazilian musical culture in Brazil’s “dark interior.” Some

                            A new                                                                                                                                                        doubted his stories about being captured and subsequently escaping
                                                                                                                                                                                         from cannibals during those years but no one could doubt that Heitor
                                                                                                                                                                                         Villa-lobos was greatly influenced by his experiences with Brazil’s
                                                                                                                                                                                         indigenous people in the rainforest. His compositions would always

                                                of intimacy   Arnold Schoenberg
                                                                                                                                                                                         reflect the sounds he found in this place.
                                                                                                                                                                                         His life was a dichotomy
                                                                                                                                                                                         He grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a house full of music, listening and
                                                              Transfigured Night                                                                                                         learning – often from the top of the stairs – as his wealthy, educated
                                                                                                                                                                                         father hosted musical evenings in their home, but he loved playing in
                                                              Schoenberg and beautiful melodies:                                                                                         street bands.
                                                              an oxymoron?
                                                              Just mention the name Arnold Schoenberg today and                                                                          He disdained conventional music education, but later in life became
                                                              traditional classical music lovers shudder. He was one                                                                     the head of music education for his country and designed a complete
                                                              of the pioneers for 20th century music, moving into                                                                        system of music education that has served generations of Brazilians.
                                                              atonality (not tonal), away from a tonal center. What                                                                      He performed in cinema and theatre orchestras, but was a cellist in
                                                              a surprise, then, to hear this beautiful and melodic                                                                       an opera company.
                                                              Transfigured Night, originally scored for a symphonic                                                                      Homage to Bach
                                                              string sextet. It is considered to be his first important
                                                                                                                                                                                         Villa-lobos wrote a cycle of nine works under the title Bachianas
                                                                                                                                                                                         Brasileiras (Brazilian Bach pieces) over a period of seven years that
    Randall Davidson                                          Look how brightly the universe shines!                                                                                     combined an homage to Bach and the Baroque era with the spirit of
      Around Columbus: II                                     The music is based on a poem written by Schoen-                                                                            Brazil. No. 5 is one of his most popular compositions. The first move-
                                                              berg’s friend Richard Dehmel. It tells the story of a                                                                      ment of No. 5, a lyrical melody, was written in 1938 and the second,
       Mexico-Bolivar Tango                                   couple walking through a forest in the moonlight.                                                                          rhythmically representative of the Brazilian indigenous culture, was
         He’s a Midwestern boy at heart –                     During the walk the woman confesses to her beloved                                                                         written in 1945.
         born in Colorado, now living in                      that she is with child by a man she never loved. Her
                                                                                                                                                                                         His legacy
          Missouri on the mighty Mississippi.                 beloved responds that the child will be his through the
                                                                                                                                                                                         Known throughout the world as the most significant latin American
          Humor and passion are hallmarks                     power of love.
                                                                                                                                                                                         composer ever, Heitor Villa-lobos has left a legacy for the new
          of the contemporary American com-                   Overwhelming despair is depicted in the first section,                                                                     generations of a strong feeling of pride and love for his country.
          poser Randall Davidson. His works                   but the music transitions to a second section that is                                                                      He connected with “his people” in a very intimate way.
          have been performed throughout the                  filled with hope and ecstasy — an intimacy marked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
          United States and Europe and have                   with a deep yearning and sensuality.
          attracted the attention of critics,
                                                              Was it a coincidence that Schoenberg wrote this music
          performers and audiences alike for
          their dramatic and accessible musi-
                                                              within three weeks after meeting Mathilde, the sister of                 Maria Lozano, soprano
                                                              his teacher, whom he later married?
          cal language.
                                                                                                                                       Nine hours on the bus every day
           It’s Missouri, not Mexico                                                                                                   She rode the bus for nine hours every single day of the school term for nearly two

           Mexico-Bolivar Tango is the second                                                                                          years – from her home in Ensenada, Mexico, to San Diego State University and back           “Some of the most
          of three movements of Around                                                                                                 home again. She had followed her father’s wishes and studied computer engineering
          Columbus, with titles taking their                                                                                                                                                                                       beautiful music
                                                                                                                                       for three years in Mexico after spending a three-year stint in the Mexican Navy, but
          names from small Missouri towns.
          There is a Mexico, Missouri! This
                                                                                                                          she had to   she had a burning passion for music that wouldn’t go away.                                  inspired by love

                                                                                                                             sing!     The power of music                                                                          is not thundering or
          movement is a tango, or rather two
         tangos – the first is the kind you                                                                                            One of her first memories of the power of music occurred when she was a small child.        melodramatic, but
         would expect and the other has a                                                                                              Her father was going to school and working full-time to support his growing family,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rather intimate – like
         very strong country-music accent.                                                                                             but he always spent Sunday, his one day off, listening to opera on KPBS. Although she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lovers holding hands

                                                                                                                                       didn’t understand it, she loved it.

                                                                                     and                                               She understands it today. She has a B.A. in music from San Diego State University
                                                                                                                                       and is in their graduate program now. She won Orchestra Nova’s The Next Star talent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and whispering to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   each other.”
                                                                                                                                       competition in March 2010, the first classical music talent competition in the country to        – Jung-Ho Pak
                                                                                                                                       use Internet voting and audience voting to select winners.
                                                                                                                                       Her father died two years ago but not before he got to hear her sing in his favorite
                                                                                                                                       opera La Boheme.
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                                                                                               Friday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                    “When most people turn 50 they joke about being
                                                                                               Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘over the hill’,” says Tom Karlo, KPBS General Manager.
                                                                                               Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                  “Here at KPBS we feel like we’re moving toward the best
                                                                                               Sorrento Valley,
                                                                                               Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall                                                                                 years for this organization – and we’re really excited
                                                                                                                                                                                                             about that.”
                                                                                               Monday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                               la Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium

                                                                                                                                                  let’s back up a little – to the year 1973. Tom Karlo was new in San Diego and a newly
                                                                                                                                                  married student at San Diego State University (SDSU) when he started working for KPBS
                                                                                                                                                  as a camera assistant in the documentary film department.
                                                                                                                                                  KPBS (originally KEBS) had been in existence for 13 years, founded by a small group
                                                                                                                                                  of students at SDSU as San Diego’s first public broadcasting entity. The station had just
                                                                                                                                                  lengthened it’s daily radio transmission from 5 to 18 hours a day when Tom joined the
                                                                                                                                                  team. luckily for Tom, KPBS began broadcasting a TV signal in 1967 which provided him
                                                                                                                                                  a chance to pursue his dream career.
                                                                                                                                                  When an opportunity to be the cinematographer for a documentary on the Asian Court at
                                                                                                                                                  the San Diego Museum of Art came up, he convinced (or, as he says, “O.K., I begged”)                 Tom Karlo in 1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and today
                                                                                                                                                  them to let him be the director of photography. They agreed and his work was awarded
                                                                                                                                                  an Emmy for cinematography. Management was so thrilled they gave him a raise from
                                                                                                                                                  $1.89 an hour to $2.25 an hour and he knew he was on his way! fast forward 37 years
                                                                                                                                                  and Tom is now the General Manager.
                                                                                                                                                  KPBS’ news staff continues to grow and the organization is about to undergo a major
                                                                                                                                                  remodel of the Copley Telecommunications Center, which will feature a state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                                  multi-media news room. The remodel is the result of a $2.5 million gift from Joan and
                                                                                                                                                  Irwin Jacobs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Blame the Beatles
                                                                                                                                                                                                 BJ leiderman doesn’t spend time waiting for things to happen – he makes them happen!
                                                                                                                                                                                                 He formed a band with his best friend, Chicago-based actor David lively, while he was
    Celebrating San Diego’s KPBS                                                                                                                                                                 in elementary school. It all started when his father brought home Meet the Beatles and he
                                                                                                                                                                                                 began singing into a microphone plugged into a movie projector, learning every note,
    Featured                     Radio                                                  Comedy                                                                                                   inflection and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” he could get his ears on.
                                 Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me        BJ leiderman          Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    guest speaker                Marketplace                      BJ leiderman            Liberty Bell March               John Philip Sousa
                                                                                                                                                                                                 He took piano lessons for a year but because the Beatles’ sheet music never quite sounded
    BJ Leiderman,                Car Talk                                                                                                                                                        like the records, he gave it up. To this day, leiderman does not read music.
    composer                        Dawggy Mountain Breakdown     David Grisman                                                                                                                  He was studying broadcast journalism at American University when he was introduced to
                                                                                        The French Chef with Julia Child   John Morris
                                 Morning Edition                  BJ leiderman
                                                                                        This Old House                     Peter Bell                                                            Jim Russell, the producer of an as-yet-unnamed morning show at NPR.
                                 Weekend Edition                  BJ leiderman
                                                                                        National Geographic                Elmer Bernstein
                                 All Things Considered            BJ leiderman
                                                                                        Nova                               Mason Daring
                                                                                                                                                                                                 As he says, “Many years, and a few wrong turns later, I was asked to demo for a new
    Orchestra Nova joins         From the Top                                                                                                                                                    morning program soon to be launched on NPR and, banging on a cheap Crumar Orches-
                                                                                        “life” from Cosmos
    KPBS for their 50th          Talk of the Nation               Greg Smith
                                                                                            Canon                          Johann Pachelbel                                                      trator plugged into a Teac 4-Track reel-to-reel (that’s tape, kids), I came up with a melody
                                 Prairie Home Companion
    anniversary with an                                                                 Children’s Hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                 that public radio listeners have been listening to for almost 40 years – the theme song for
                                    Brandenburg Concerto No. 6    J. S. Bach
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Morning Edition.” Themes for Weekend Edition, Marketplace, Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me
    extraordinarily                 (3rd movement)                                      Sesame Street                      Joe Raposo
                                 These Days on KPBS               Gilbert Castellanos   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood        fred Rogers                                                           and Car Talk soon followed.
    special concert
                                 News                                                   Documentaries                                                                                            The winner of various awards, including the Clio Award, he has worked as creative direc-
    of music from                PBS NewsHour with Jim lehrer     Bernard Hoffer        American Experience             Mark W. Adler                                                            tor and copywriter for clients including Nickelodeon, Tyco Toys and Cartoon Networking
    favorite public              Frontline                        Mason Daring          The Civil War, Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar                                                                at Bozell Advertising and Grey Advertising.
                                 Drama                                                  Grab Bag
    radio and TV shows.                                                                                                                                                                          learn more about BJ at bjleiderman.com.
                                 Masterpiece Theater                                    Antiques Roadshow                  Thomas Phillips
                                   Rondeau                        Jean-Joseph Mouret    Arts and Music
    This concert is a            Reilly Ace of Spies                                    Lord of the Dance                                                                                         Age:                Varies daily
    one-of-a-kind performance,     “Romance” from The Gadfly      Dmitri Shostakovich      Riverdance Medley               Bill Whelan                                                            favorite food:      Sno-Caps
                                 Masterpiece Mystery!             Normand Roger         Andre Rieu
    featuring a smorgasboard                                                                                                                      Photo of BJ leiderman by Christine Warfel
                                                                                                                                                                                                  favorite movie:     Magnolia
                                 Sherlock Holmes                                           On the Beautiful Blue Danube    Johann Strauss, Jr.
    of fantastic music.
                                   The Sherlock Holmes Concerto   Patrick Gower         Andrea Bocelli                                                                                            favorite book:      I Know This Much is True by Wally lamb
                                                                                           Con Te Partiro                  francesco Sartori                                                      favorite musical:   Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim
                                                                                           (Time to Say Goodbye)             lucio Quarantotto,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  favorite quote:     “We may be through with the past, but the past is never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      through with us” (from the film Magnolia)
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INSPIRE concerts Victory through Peace

    Friday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.
    Downtown, St. Paul’s Cathedral
                                             Victory                                                                     Victory through peace – that elusive peace
                                                                                                                         that is yearned for throughout the world, achieved

                                                                                                                         only through people-to-people connections.
    Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.                                                        The only way human beings
    Sorrento Valley,
                                                                                                                         More than one million people took to
    Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall               through                                can win a war is to prevent it.   the streets in the United Kingdom on
                                                                                                                         May 8, 1945, celebrating the
                                                Featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony         —General George Marshall
    Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m.                                                                                            ending of World War II in
    Rancho Santa fe Performing Arts Center                                                                               Europe. The United Nations
                                                                                                                         was formed that same
    Monday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                            year to maintain peace.                                                                 Victory over
    la Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium                                                                                                                                                                               adversity –
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a personal victory
                                                                                                                                                                                                       often achieved through a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     special people-to-people
                                                                                                                                                                                             More than 2,000 Special
                                                                                                                                                                                           Olympics athletes from almost 100
    Egmont Overture, 1810                                                                                                                                                               countries competed in the 2009 World
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)                                                                                                                                                 Winter Games.
                                                                                       For the last two
    Ascent to Victory, 1997                                                                                                                                                         Nancy Bloomer Deussen says, “…when I was
    Nancy Bloomer Deussen (b. 1931)
                                                                                       centuries, composers                                                                       composing this piece (Ascent to Victory), I wanted
                                                                                       have written great music                                                                 to make it clear that all who participate in the
    Peace on Earth, 1907                                                                                                                                                      Special Olympics are winners.”
    Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1941)                                                    honoring war heroes –
       San Diego Nouveau Choir                                                         Beethoven’s music is a good                                                                        “Let me win. But if I cannot win,
       Christopher Allen, choral director
                                                                                       case in point. Contemporary                                                                        let me be brave in the attempt.”
         Intermission                                                                  composers are writing music about
                                                                                                                                                                                                —Special Olympics motto
    Symphony No. 5, 1808                                                               world peace – Schoenberg’s Peace on
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)                                                 Earth is another good case in point.

                                                                                                                                celebrate spirit!
                                                                                                                                      the human
                                                                                       Egmont Overture
                                                                                       Ludwig van Beethoven
                                                                                       A spirit for freedom
                                                                                       On the morning of June 5, 1568, Count lamoral van Egmont was beheaded in a
                                                                                       Brussels marketplace; his head was displayed on a pole until three in the afternoon. A
                                                                                       popular flemish military leader fighting for justice and national liberty against the Spanish
                                                                                       invaders, he had been captured and ordered executed by the Duke of Alba, the Spanish
                                                                                       King’s representative sent “to take control of the situation.”
                                                                                       The Count’s beloved wife, Klärchen, was so distressed over his sentence that she took
                                                                                       her own life, but she appeared to him in a dream in his jail cell, telling him that his death
                                                                                       would inspire his countrymen – first to rebellion and then to their freedom. That dream
                                                                                       enabled the Count to face his death with courage and dignity.
                                                                                       A hero immortalized
                                                                                       This is just the kind of story to inspire Beethoven, so when Johann Goethe asked him to
                                                                                       write incidental music for his poem based on the event, he enthusiastically accepted. What
                                                                                       he composed was genuine theatre music, portraying the concept of heroic idealism but                      heroic
                                                                                       staying true to the essence of the drama in terms of mood and tension. The brilliant closing
                                                                                       music is that of the drama’s “Victory Symphony,” played as Egmont climbs the stairs of the
                                                                                       gallows, confident in the rightness of his cause and the future of his beloved country.
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    Ascent to Victory                                                                                                                                                                                             We’re all winners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ascent to Victory was composed in 1997 by Nancy Bloomer Deussen as a double commis-
    Nancy Bloomer Deussen                                                                                                                                                                                          sion for the American Composer’s forum and the Mission (California) Chamber Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to commemorate the Special Olympics. The music starts out quietly, with the dreaming
                          A place where I belong                                                                                                                                                                    and contemplated possibilities. It then moves through the workout training and concludes
                          Special Olympics Kuwaiti speed skater Ali Taher, 25, loves Special Olym-                                                                                                                  with the final victory theme.
                          pics because, he said, “They treat me like a normal person – they under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No “atonal” for me
                          stand!” His coach Isa Karam agrees, “Special Olympics makes everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “for me, melody is foremost,” Bloomer Deussen says. “Contemporary tonal composers
                          aware of people with intellectual disabilities – even in my country – and it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    were virtually dismissed from the classical music hierarchy from 1940 until about ten
                          makes us all feel joyful that people are getting together as a world society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    years ago…hundreds of young composers were not only discouraged from composing
                          and doing something good – it’s a blessing.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    tonal melodic music but were actually punished and shunned for doing so … (they) just waited until the
                         It all started in July 1968 in Chicago when Eunice Shriver organized the 1st                                                             tide of atonality began to recede. That time is now and tonality is returning.”
                         International Special Olympics Summer Games in Chicago in which 1,000
                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy’s career as a composer began in the 1950s and from the outset she drew inspiration from the natural world. Espousing a strong
                         individuals with intellectual disabilities participated. forty-two years later,   Top photo: Special Olympics runner Melanie
                                                                                                           Weiskergerat with Catie Cunningham at the Acorn        environmental ethic, she is keenly aware that human life now and in the future will depend on the conservation of the Earth’s precious
    Special Olympics has proven that people of all backgrounds, cultures, races and ages can work          Triathlon; Eunice Kennedy Shriver with Acts of Unity
                                                                                                                                                                  resources, as reflected in the evocative titles given to many of her scores. She lives in California’s Bay Area.
    together peaceably to celebrate what they have in common and to focus on those in need.

                                                                                                                                                                  Symphony No. 5                                                                                        revolution
                                                                                                                                                                  Ludwig van Beethoven
                                                                                                                                                                  The ringing won’t stop
                                                                on Earth                                                                                          The year was 1804 and ludwig van Beethoven was in
                                                                                                                                                                  trouble. He had all of this music floating around in his                                            “Beethoven was the original
                                                          Arnold Schoenberg                                                                                       head just waiting to be put down on paper but his ears                                              radical and iconoclast. His
                                                                                                                                                                  rang incessantly with a severe form of tinnitus. He was
                                                          Hope springs eternal                                                                                    going deaf and he had known it for at least eight years.                                            vision of classical music was so
                                    Is there hope for international peace? How can it be achieved? Arnold                                                                                                                                                             idealistic and courageous that, if
                                   Schoenberg explored these questions in his Peace on Earth composition,                                                                                                                                                             performed properly, still causes
                                                                                                                                                                  So what did he do? He began writing what is consid-
                                  based on text by Swiss poet ferdinand Meyer. The text has prompted many
                                                                                                                                                                  ered by many to be the greatest symphony ever written:                                              the skies to fall and the earth to
                                  questions through the years – for example, how can a new order of youths
                                                                                                                                                                  Symphony No. 5. The famous da-da-da-duh figure that
                               forging danger-free flaming swords for the cause of right assure peace on earth?                                                                                                                                                       shake. It takes a gutsy orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                  opens the symphony may be the most familiar melody in all of classical music.
                               Schoenberg’s Peace on Earth, originally written for an a cappella chorus in 1907   ,                                                                                                                                                   to make it sound more than just
                                                                                                                                                                  Beethoven denied that the famous introductory “call” represented the knock of fate at his door,
                                left no doubt that peace can be achieved out of conflicts and that hope prevails.                                                                                                                                                     “classical” – to make it, instead,
                                                                                                                                                                  but that supposition remains even today. Carl Czerny, his student and friend, claimed that
                                  His D major conclusion gives listeners and performers reason to be optimistic.
                                                                                                                                                                  Beethoven got the theme from the cry of a songbird which was piercing enough to penetrate           a relevant message of revolution
                              It is interesting that this is the only piece of Christian sacred music that Schoenberg                                             his increasing deafness when he took walks in the Vienna woods.
                                composed. Born a Jew, he converted to Christianity when he was 24 years old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and hope.”
                                                                                                                                                                  We will never know the genesis for those four notes but we do know that the four-note motif
                              He did sketch out an oratorio Jacobs Ladder but never completed it. Going back to                                                                                                                                                                —Jung-Ho Pak
                                                                                                                                                                  became forever associated with the voice of doom for enemies and the triumph of the victor in
                                his Jewish roots, he composed the opera Moses and Aaron, but only completed
                                                                                                                                                                  battle – a heroic sound if there ever was one.
                                                                  two of the three acts.
                                                                                                                                                                  It wasn’t the best of circumstances
                                      When Hitler was proclaimed Chancellor in 1933, Schoenberg left                                                                                                                                                                                       The Wien Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                  It was a very cold Viennese winter night in 1808 when Symphony No. 5
                                    Germany for Paris – and back to his Jewish roots – where he declared                                                                                                                                                                                   in Vienna
                                                                                                                                                                  debuted. There was no heat in the Wien Theatre, the orchestra didn’t play
                                     his intent to re-enter the community of Israel through a liberal Jewish
                                                                                                                                                                  well and the concert lasted four hours! That was the setting for the debut of
                                        congregation. He came to the United States that fall and never
                                                                                                                                                                  Symphony No. 5 – and Symphony No. 6; in fact, No. 6 was performed
                                            returned to Europe. His last works included several that
                                                                                                                                                                  first! It wasn’t until a year and a half later that another performance of
                                                  focused on his appreciation of the miracle of
                                                                                                                                                                  No. 5 led to rave reviews from music critics.
                                                                                                                                                                  The most popular man around — 200 years later
                                                                                                                                                                  Beethoven himself might have been surprised at its popularity 200 years
                                                                                                                                                                  later. This is the one symphony that regularly appears in inaugural con-
                                                                                                                                                                  certs of new orchestras as when the Philadelphia Orchestra first sounded
                                                                                                                                                                  in 1900. It was associated with the Allied victories during WWII, and it’s
                                                                                                                                                                  popularity has soared in the 21st century — in concert halls, movies, televi-
                                                                                                                                                                  sion and even video games.
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    Orchestra Nova’s critically acclaimed                         Friday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.                                 Thou shalt not sing in a music hall

                                                                  la Jolla, St. James-by-the-Sea                                 My, how times have changed! It was 1742 in Dublin and the premiere of

                                                                  Episcopal Church                                               George frideric Handel’s Messiah was cancelled by, of all people, the Dean of
                                                                  Generously sponsored by Melanie and Russ
                                                                                                                                 St. Patrick’s Church, Jonathan Swift, long after his Gulliver’s Travels had been
                                                                  Chapman and Susan M. Christopher
                                                                                                                                 published. He had a bit of a curmudgeonly reputation. The reason for the can-
                                                                  Saturday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.                               cellation: the performance included singers from his church and the performance
                                                                  Solana Beach,                                                  was in (horrors of horrors!) a music hall! Wouldn’t he be surprise to know that
    A masterpiece of music with an 18th-century period approach
                                                                  Solana Beach Presbyterian Church                               Messiah is performed throughout the world today – in music halls, in churches,
    complemented by a video of great masterpieces of art
                                                                                                                                 even in arenas.
                                                                  Sunday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.
                                                                  Mission Valley,                                                The premiere did finally take place in Neal’s Music Hall that year but, at the
                                                                  first United Methodist Church                                  insistence of Swift, under the title of A Sacred Oratorio. All proceeds were al-
                                                                                                                                 located to the foundling Hospital, an organization for underprivileged children
                                                                                                                                 which still exists today as The Thomas Coram Foundation. That wasn’t a problem
                                                                                                                                 for Handel because he had long given generously to the charity. The title for this           The foundling Hospital in london, England
                                                                                                                                 oratorio, however, was a different story and he quickly changed it back to Messiah.          was founded in 1739 by the philanthropic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sea captain Thomas Coram. It was a chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dren's home established for the "education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and maintenance of exposed and deserted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              young children." The word "hospital" was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              used in a more general sense than it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              today, simply indicating the institution's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "hospitality" to those less fortunate.

                                                                                                                                 “I did think I saw
                                                                                                                                            all Heaven before me and the great God himself!”
                                                                                                                                                                                           – George frideric Handel
                                                                                                                                 Ha’ penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland

                                                                                                                                 Composed in three weeks
                                                                                                                                 Handel’s friend Charles Jennens wrote the libretto and asked him to write the music.              The Bach Collegium San Diego
                                                                                                                                 Depressed and nearly broke after the bankruptcy of his opera hall in london, Handel               chorus was founded in 2003 by
                                                                                                                                 recognized that opera wasn’t a financially feasible option at that time so he sat down and      Ruben Valenzuela with the purpose
                                                                                                                                 wrote Messiah as an oratorio (an opera without staging) at breakneck speed in just three         of presenting historically informed
                                                                                                                                 weeks.                                                                                              performances of music of the
                                                                                                                                 Part I   The prophecy of the coming of a Messiah and Christ’s Nativity                           Renaissance and Baroque periods
                                                                                                                                 Part II Christ’s suffering and death                                                           of history and, in particular, the vocal
                                                                                                                                 Part III The affirmation of the Christian faith and glimpses of the revelation                 works of Bach. The chorus consists of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the finest singers in San Diego,
                                                                                                                                 Ironically, he intended it to be a thought-provoker for lent and Easter and, in fact, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  many of whom have longstanding
                                                                                                                                 premiere was performed during lent. Today, it is primarily considered as a Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 experience with noted ensembles on
      Messiah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the west coast.
                                                                                                                                 “I did think I saw all Heaven before me, and the great God himself!” he is said to have
        George Frederic Handel                                                                                                   told a servant during a break in writing, supposedly after he had completed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    During its first seven seasons,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ensemble has earned an
      Guest conductor                                                                                                            Hallelujah chorus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  impressive reputation, captivating
        Ruben Valenzuela                                                                                                         A tradition in San Diego                                                                        diverse audiences with their unique
      Chorus                                                                                                                     In 2006, joined by the Bach Collegium San Diego chorus, Orchestra Nova (then known                style and highly expressive and
         Bach Collegium San Diego                                                                                                as the San Diego Chamber Orchestra) created a sensation by performing this great ora-          provocative approach to Renaissance
         Ruben Valenzuela, music director                                                                                        torio with the original 18th-century period approach, creating an unforgettable emotional       and Baroque repertoire. Among its
                                                                                                                                 experience.                                                                                       strengths has been its ability to
      Guest artists                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tailor a vocal ensemble to a
                                                                                                                                 In 2008, a dramatic video presentation of great
        Anne-Marie Dicce, soprano
        Katherine Lundeen, alto
                                                                                                                                 masterpieces of art was added to the performance              2009                                       specific repertoire.

                                                                                                                                                                                      all three concerts
                                                                   2009 performance at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                                                 to complement the performance of this most
        Scott Mello, tenor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sold out!
                                                                   Veronese, Madonna and Child with St. Elizabeth,               famous of all oratorios, enhancing the                                                                       Spanish translations of the
        Michael Blinco, bass baritone                              the Infant St. John the Baptist and St. Justina, the Timken
                                                                   Museum of Art, Balboa Park
                                                                                                                                 experience even more.                                                 were                                   libretto will be provided at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all concerts.

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    Messiah Performers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sorrento Valley,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Generously sponsored by
    Ruben Valenzuela remembers, “I was six years old when I realized that music was in my life to stay. I heard my
    local church choir sing portions of Handel’s Messiah – in Spanish! I remember hearing the Hallelujah chorus and
    stopping dead in my tracks!”
          Ruben has since distinguished himself as a conductor, organist, harpsichordist, continuo player and scholar. He
                                                                                                                                    Ruben Valenzuela,
    is the founder and music director of Bach Collegium San Diego which has been influential in enriching the San Diego             Guest Conductor                                                                                                    Rhapsody in Blue
    music community with music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       George Gershwin
        In addition to his responsibilities with Bach Collegium San Diego, Mr. Valenzuela is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at                                                                                                                    (west coast premiere)
    Claremont Graduate University. He is highly regarded for performances that combine scholarship and an inspired musicianship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Porgy and Bess Medley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       George Gershwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Suite Populaire

    H     undreds, probably thousands, of                                                                 won his heart, and he soon realized that                                                                                                     Manuel de Falla
          soloists sing Handel’s Messiah every                                                            his home would be on stage. Michael at-
    year. Why were these four extraordinarily                                                             tended Chapman University’s Conservatory                                                                                                     Intermission
    talented people – with diverse back-                                                                  of Music. He has been active with the San
    grounds, born and raised in different parts                                                           Diego Opera Chorus and is currently man-
    of the country – selected by Jung-Ho Pak to                                                           aging and singing with the newly formed                                                                                                      Johannes Brahms
    be the guest soloists in Masterpiece Mes-                                                             15th Street Chamber Music at St. Peter’s                                                                                                     Beatles Medley
    siah? The answer is simple: it’s all about                                                            in Del Mar. He is also an accomplished                                                                                                       Various composers

    connection. They have the same passion                                                                recording technician.
    as Jung-Ho and his musicians for dramati-
                                                                                                          Anne-Marie Dicce has performed as a

    cally sending a message to the hearts of
                                                                                                          soloist throughout North America and Eu-
    their guests – through music.
                                                                                                          rope, recently on tour in Mexico City with
    Scott Mello, a New Jersey native, enjoys                                                              Bach Collegium San Diego. A frequent
    a diverse career on the concert, recital                                                              performer of early music, she is equally
    and operatic stages and has performed                                                                 at home with contemporary music and
    throughout the Americas and Europe. He                                                                enjoys premiering works written by her
    holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory                  Messiah soloists, clockwise from top left:   colleagues. She is a soloist at St. James-by-
    and New York University and currently                     Katherine lundeen, Michael Blinco,          the-Sea Episcopal Church in la Jolla and
                                                                 Anne-Marie Dicce, Scott Mello
    lives in New York City. As an educator,                                                               teaches private voice students in               Special Benefit Concert for Orchestra Nova
    he has served on the music faculties of                                                               San Diego.
    Seton Hall University and the College of
    New Jersey.                                     “I love to sing because I feel as though I’m
                                                                                                                                                          An Evening with Lindsay Deutsch,
    Katherine Lundeen says, “I always               transporting the audience to a place of higher                                                        Superstar Violinist
    knew that music was something I couldn’t        understanding through the text as set by the                                                          Orchestra Nova’s acclaimed principal guest artist
    do without.” Growing up in Colorado with
                                                    composer … this connective force is why music
    musical parents, she remembers listen-

    ing to Messiah sung by her church choir         is the universal language and has the                                                                     indsay Deutsch is exemplary of what Orchestra Nova is all about – performing with
    and thinking, “that’s what I want to do.”       power to bring strangers together                                                                         her heart and soul in a way that connects with and inspires everyone around her! A
    Although her “day job” is with a large                                                                                                                    passionate performer filled with limitless energy, she has been thrilling audiences      “I first met Jung-Ho at a summer music festival when I
                                                    into a community, if only for a
    pharmaceutical company doing drug                                                                                                                     since she was 11 years old when she made her performance debut.                              was 10 years old. That experience with him really lit a
    research and development in the area of         few hours.”
                                                                                                                                                          Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as having “… the technical equipment and temperament         musical fire within me and made me realize that music
    inflammation and autoimmune diseases,                 – Scott Mello, tenor                                                                            for a big career …,” lindsay brings a fresh perspective to classical performances with
    she thinks of herself as “bi-vocational,”                                                                                                                                                                                                          was what I wanted to spend my life doing. Working with
                                                                                                                                                          her violin.
    winning international vocal competitions                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jung-Ho again all these years later is really a special
    and writing scientific papers in prestigious                                                                                                          Although her calendar is filled with festivals and guest appearances each year, lindsay
                                                                                                                                                          continues to dedicate herself to cultivating music appreciation in young people. In 2007,    experience for me because I still feed off of the
    journals that “satisfy the analytical side of
    my brain,” she says.                                                                                                                                  she and her sister, lauren, co-founded Classics Alive (www.ClassicsAlive.org), a nonprofit   innovative, fiery energy he creates on stage.”
                                                                                                                                                          dedicated to building classical music audiences from the younger generation.
    Michael Blinco comes from a family rich                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Lindsay Deutsch
    in musical tradition and he began playing                                                                                                             Once the #1 ranked junior racquetball player in the world, a knee injury forced her to
    the piano and french horn as a young                                                                                                                  quit. With a bit of humor, lindsay notes, “Now I stick to ping-pong. It is much safer and,
    boy. But it was vocal music – express-                                                                                                                although I don’t compete, I still play to win!”
    ing words through singing – that really                                                                                                               To stay on top of her (music) game, lindsay rehearses five hours each day, seven days a      All proceeds from ticket sales to this
                                                                                                                                                          week, leaving enough time to read, listen to rock music and play with her dog Chloe.         concert will support Orchestra Nova.
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                                         from Jean Will
                                                                                                                                                                   on orchestranov.org                                                            Video interview with Jung-Ho Pak posted on orchestranov.org
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                                                                                                                                                    2010-2011 Season Donors
    Maestro’s Circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Thank You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ... for All You Do

                 Susan Childs      Judith A. Moore     Sue and Bill Weber        frances Hunter                                                                                                                                              Anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ellen and Matthew Burkhart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   louise and R. Park Carmon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Melanie and Russell Chapman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kathleen Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Helen Hodges
                                                                                                                                                  $25,000+                                                                    Stephanie Brownell and Paul Hunter
                                                                                                                $25,000+                   Harry and Helen Miyahira                                 $25,000+                               Judith Moore*
                                                                                                     Catherine and lawrence Robinson                                                        Gay and Albert Hugo-Martinez                  laura Robinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary Jane and William Rohn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Richard and Patricia Schonfeld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Susan J. and William Weber*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Elsie V. Weston

                                                                                                                                              We thank
                                                                                                                                             you for your                                                                           $1,000-$4,999

    The members of our Maestro’s Circle                                                                                                        generous                                                                            Virginia and Robert Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Kay Butler
    are very special people. They have                                                                                                                                                                                                   Susan Christopher

    expressed their confidence in Jung-Ho                                                                        $10,000-$24,999               support                                     $10,000-$24,999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Robin and William Comer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Patricia Easton
                                                                                                                   Susan Childs*                                                            frances Hunter*
    Pak’s artistic leadership and in the future of the orchestra with                                                                                                                                                             Catherine and James Eckles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilma Engel
    a three-year commitment of a minimum of $5,000 annually.                                                                                                                                                                      louise and Victor Engleman
                                                                                                  * Maestro’s Circle member                   $10,000-$24,999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Janet and Mark Evans
                                                                                                                                          Yung-Hi and Chan-Yong Pak

    J    udy Moore says, “I love Orchestra Nova! Our talented musicians and our superb                                                                                                                                                     Danah fayman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Teresa farr fistere and John fistere
         Maestro bring immense joy to me … which is why I subscribe to two venues! And the                                                                                                                                      Deborah Pate and Jack forrest
                                                                                                                                       Our Planned Giving Program enables individuals to make gifts                                    franci and Scott free
    staff is the best, hardworking, caring and fun-loving staff I have ever encountered in my
                                                                                                                                       to Orchestra Nova through wills, estates, bequests, trusts and other                         Clare and Paul friedman
    entire working career. I can’t give enough of my time and money to this marvelous                                                  estate-planning vehicles – and to receive a tax advantage. Contact us                       Bobbi and Claude Kordus
    organization.”                                                                                                                     for more information.                                                                              Beverly lambert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary lou Matthews
    Judy’s not only a member of the Maestro’s Circle but, taking her mother’s advice to “give                                                                                                                                             Patricia Maxwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    louise A. Merryman and
    to somebody else, and when they ask to pay you back, say ‘no’ and ‘pass it on,’” she has                                                                                                                                              A. Powell Harrison
    committed a $100,000 planned giving donation to the orchestra. And that’s not all! She                                                                                                                                                 Virginia Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   June and Robert Shillman
    volunteers 20 hours a week in the office.                                                                                                                                                                                      Alice and lewis Silverberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           David D. Smith

    F     rances Hunter says, “Music has meant so much to me – I’m addicted.” The Hunter
          family has given at least $25,000 annually for several years to support Orchestra
    Nova, especially with music education programs. “Jung-Ho is just so creative and so good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nancy Snyder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kimberly Stewart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reginald Vanlee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Harold Walba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jo and Howard Weiner
    at connecting with people – I love watching him conduct,” she says. “I want everyone to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sybil and floyd Wilkins, Jr.
    experience the joy of music – the music he creates with Orchestra Nova brings pure joy.”                                                                                                                                              Eileen Wingard

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                                                                                                                                                            N                                                        feeling
    You are the foundation                                                                                                                                        one of them were born wealthy.
    of our very being – ThaNk you!                                                                                         2010-2011 Season Donors                They each achieved financial success
                                                                                                                                                            the old-fashioned way – hard work and

                                                                                                         Elsie V. Weston

                                                                                                                                                            determination. Today, each of them enjoys
                            David and Arianne    Jo and Seymour lotsoff                                                    Marcia and Kenneth O’Neal
                                                                                                                                                            life to the fullest and believes whole-heartedly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ABOUT LIFE
                                                 Jain Malkin                      Joan Bowes                               Elizabeth Ortlieb
                                                 Mercy and Ronald Mandelbaum      Mary Ann and lee Bowman                  Anne Otterson                    that giving back is the key to happiness.
                                                 Ruth Mangrum                     Peggy and David Brooks                   Jean and Patrick Payne
                                                 Trudy Mangrum                    Kathleen Bucher                          Robert Perrine                   Harry Miyahira, one of eleven children,
                                                 Glenis McDonald                  Josie Burdick                            Cynthia and James Peterson       grew up on a sugar plantation in Hawaii,                                                                 Gay and Albert Hugo-Martinez
                                                 Barton McKay                     Mary Cates                               Rosemary Bognar and              brought up by immigrant parents who
                                                 Susan and Douglas Mcleod         laurie and Phil Catron                      Richard Pinney                                                                                                                         Albert grew up in Arizona where his dad
                                                                                                                                                            instilled in him the thrill that comes from
                                                 Mary E. and Tyler Miller         lisa Chan                                Robert Plimpton II                                                                                                                        worked as a foreman laying railroad
                                                                                                                                                            working and studying hard to achieve
                                                 Matthew Mulvaney                 Shirley and Steve Corless                Gwen and William Pogue                                                                                                                    tracks, living in a box car beside the
   $250-$999                                     Nancy and Alan Nevin                                                      Margaret and James Polak
                                                                                                                                                            one’s dreams. And work hard and dream
                                                                                  Kathryn Crane                                                                                                                                                                      construction sites, with no electricity or
   Patricia Amtower                                                                                                                                         he did!
                                                 Barbara Parry                    Patricia Crowley                         Joan and Edward Rasp                                                                                                                      water, until he was 12 years old. He
   Peppy and Norman Bahr
                                                 linda Piatt                      Cari and George Damoose                  Susan Rick                                                                                                                                credits his father, who learned to read in
   Anya Galasso and Alan Ball                                                                                                                               Today, he’s the founder and Chairman
                                                 lori and Steven Poceta           Stanley Davis                            Martha and Russell Ries                                                                                                                   the Army and was determined to “push the
   Jessica Betancourt                                                                                                                                       of HME, a pioneer of digital wireless
                                                 letha and James Pontious         Ann Dunham                               Judith Rosen
   Phyllis Bettelheim and forest Melton                                                                                                                     intercom solutions for restaurant,                                                                       importance of education” to his children,
                                                 Patricia and Ole Prahm           Anne Marie Ebeling                       Barbara and John Ryan
   Rosemary and Charles Bird                                                                                                                                hospitality, sports and pro audio markets.                                                               for much of his success. He ordered a
                                                 Carol and David Primuth          Robert Everson                           Cherie and Michael Ryan
   Denise and Gene Blickenstaff
                                                 William Propp                                                             Nancy and Hugh Sakamoto          If you’ve ever driven through a restaurant                                                               radio and TV repair course for Albert
                                                                                  Susan and George fee
   la Verne and Blaine Briggs                                                                                                                               drive-thru and marveled at how fast the                                                                  when he was 12 and they read it together,
                                                 Marjorie Reeves                  Samuel fisher                            linda and Manley Sarnowsky
   Stuart Brown                                                                                                                                             employees with headsets were able to                                                                     subsequently picking up discarded radios
                                                 Sue Roesch                       Sima and Parviz foroozan                 Paige Satter
   Mary Gwen and Gerald Brummitt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and TVs and repairing them. That was the
                                                 Jane Ryan                        francine and Charles frasier             Dell Grace Schroeder             serve you – or if you’ve sat in the stands
   Dr. Anne K. Gray and Charles Bubb III
                                                 francesca Savage                                                          Georgiana and William Simmons
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “I want everyone to enjoy Orchestra Nova! Orchestra   beginning of Albert’s interest in electronics.
                                                                                  Michael Garrett                                                           during a football game and watched the
   Janice and Nelson Byrn
                                                 florence and Jack Schaps         Barbara and Garry Gentzkow               Nora and William Smith           coaches barking instructions into their            Nova makes the whole world go away. Try It!”          He later served in executive positions,
   linda Mae and David Calder
                                                 Edith Schroeder                  Judi and Joel Gerber                     Donald Snowden                   headsets, you’re seeing the results of
   Joy Caldwell and Robert Callicott                                                                                                                                                                                – Frances Hunter                                 including CEO, of many successful
                                                 Janie and John Scott             Randall Grabowski                        De Anne and Ellsworth Snyder
   Rita and Boyd Collier                                                                                                                                    Harry’s hard work and dreams. He and                                                                     high-tech companies such as TRW and
                                                 Ann Ronald Simon                 Gayle Hall                               Cheryl Spicer
   Jane and Stephen Coutts                                                                                                                                  his team invented the technology that              car – but the stock market crash in 1929              AMCC and on the board of directors
                                                 Sylvia Smith                     Helga Halsey                             Elaine and Ernie Standring
   Mimi and Donald Curtin                                                                                                                                   makes it all happen!                               wiped us out. We lost everything.”                    of companies such as Ramtron and ON
                                                 Mary Colette and Albert Smith    Cline Handy                              Jeanette Stevens
   Elaine and Dave Darwin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Semiconductor.
                                                 Sylvia and luis Sneider          Sally and Paul Hasson                    Karen and Marilyn Stewart        He says, “Above all, I believe that coming         They moved back to Seattle where, she
   Anne and Edward Davis
                                                 Elisabeth and Hans Spiegelberg   Alan Hofmann                             Eva Stuart                       to work should be both challenging and             says, “I was fortunate to go to a high
   Mary and James Dawe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Gay worked her way through college
                                                 William Suda                     Anne Holst                               Adrienne Swerdlow                fun. Making a lot of money and becoming            school with a symphony orchestra. I didn’t
   Ted Delevoryas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cleaning houses, completing her degree
                                                 Patricia Vainik                  Nancy and David James                    Rae Tauber                       big, wasn’t, and still isn’t, the priority.
   Ralph Dilley                                                                                                                                                                                                come from a musical family – although                 in three years. She subsequently set her
                                                 Anne and Jack Wadlington         Valentina Jones-Wagner                   Nancy Taylor
   Rose Marie Doyle                                                                                                                                         Feeling good about life goes beyond                one of my favorite memories is of my                  sights on law school and began a rigorous
                                                 Helen Wagner                     Janet and frederick Judge                Sandra Timmons
   f. Drukey                                                                                                                                                financial success.”                                father dancing and singing with his babies            schedule that was interrupted when a
                                                 Olivia and Martin Winkler        Ruth Kerman                              In memory of Marjorie Tutelman
   Michael Dwyer                                                                                                                                                                                               – but every Thursday, our school had live             car hit her as a pedestrian, breaking her
                                                 Dana Wohlford                    Katie Klumpp                             Maria Verbrugge                  Harry and his wife, Helen, strongly believe
   Mary and Robert Eikel                                                                                                                                                                                       concerts. The maestro explained the story             neck and back. But that didn’t stop her –
                                                 Cindy and Timothy Wollaeger      lynn and Duane Knize                     Ruth Vick                        that giving back to the community and
   Betsy and Alan Epstein                                                                                                                                                                                      behind the music as they performed it. I
                                                 Thomas Ziegler                   Judith and Peter langhoff                Peter Vogt                       supporting nonprofit organizations is a                                                                  she ignored those who told her she must
   Julie and Thomas falk
                                                 Trude and Hermann Zillgens       Thelma lindblade                         Estelle and Richard Wagner       critical part of living a balanced life.           was hooked.”                                          recuperate for a year and returned to law
   linda and Glen freiberg
                                                                                  Mary and Michael lorch                   Daniel Yankelovich                                                                                                                        school, unable to carry even a book. She
   Ann and Robert fry                            $100-$250                                                                 Margaret and Herbert Zoehrer
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Her husband to-be was 19 years old when
                                                                                  Mary MacKenzie                                                                                                                                                                     graduated with honors.
   Arianne and David Galluccio                   Anonymous                                                                                                                                                     she met him and was already an inventor.
                                                                                  Monte Marshall
   Aune and Ramon Garcia                         R. Jane Adlong                                                     Donor listing reflects
                                                                                                                                                                                                               He invented metal slats for venetian blinds           As a Special Attorney with the U.S.
                                                                                  Patricia Martell                  donations prior to August
   Irma and Gilbert Greenspan                    Huguette Ashley                                                    31, 2010. If we have                                                                       and founded Hunter Engineering with his               Department of Justice, Organized Crime
                                                                                  Nancy Martin
   Nancy and Danford Hand                        lois and Arthur Banta                                              inadvertently omitted a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               brother, today one of the world’s best
                                                                                  Mary and Anthony Martin           name, please contact us.                                                                                                                         and Racketeering Section, with the
   Theresa Hill                                  Mary Barranger                                                                                                                                                known company for window coverings. He
                                                                                  Judy and George Majoros           We do care!                                                                                                                                      Chicago Strike force, she investigated and
   Nancy and William Homeyer                     Jane Bastien
                                                                                  Barbara and Harry Markowitz                                                                                                  later founded Hunter Irrigation.                      prosecuted organized crime in Chicago
   Judith and David Howarter                     Sylvia and Jean Berchtold
                                                                                  Judy and Alex McDonald                                                                                                                                                             before moving to San Diego as an
   Sandra and Thomas Jernigan                    Herbert Bernstein                                                                                                                                             Supporting music education is one of
                                                                                  Vernie and John McGowan                                                                                                                                                            Assistant U.S. Attorney investigating and
   Natasha Josefowitz                            Doris and William Bingham                                                                                                                                     frances’ passions in life. “Music has meant
                                                                                  Gary McIntire                                                                                                                                                                      prosecuting high profile white collar crime.
   lee Ann Kim and louis Song                    Nancy Bjornsen                                                                                                                                                so much to me – I’m addicted. I just want
                                                                                  Nancy McIntyre
   Brigit and Kenneth King, Jr.                  Sondra Boddy                                                                                                                                                  everyone to experience the beauty and joy             “We believe that everyone should give
                                                                                  Sharon and Robert McKenzie
   Marsha and Alvin Korobkin                                                                                                                                                                                   music can bring into their lives.”
                                                                                  Mary Anne McKiechan                                                                                                                                                                back to their community, whether it’s
   leona Krevat                                                                                                                                             Helen and Harry Miyahira
                                                                                  Wendy McWethy                                                                                                                life didn’t start out as a bed of roses for           by donating money or with their time,
   frances and Jack Kyte
                                                                                  leah and John Millett                                                     Frances Hunter moved to Vancouver,                                                                       and we’ve supported Orchestra Nova
   David latham                                                                                                                                                                                                Gay Hugo or Albert Martinez, married
                                                                                  Barbara and Corky Mizer                                                   Canada, from Seattle with her family when                                                                with their wonderful local musicians
   Eileen and Donald levi                                                                                                                                                                                      now for twenty years and known today
                                                                                  Gerald Mohr                                                               she was six years old. “We had it all,”                                                                  and fantastic music education programs
   Estelle and Hamilton loeb, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                              as Gay and Albert Hugo-Martinez.
                                                                                  lorraine Moriarty                    from top left:
                                                                                                                    laura Robinson,                         she says, “nice home, superb schools, nice         Born to Apache and Spanish parents,                   because we know how music has enriched
                                                                                  Barbara Nenno             Aune and Ramon Garcia,                                                                                                                                   our lives,” Gay and Albert say.
                       linda and Glen freiberg                                                                   Elaine and Ernie Standring

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    Sponsorships Corporate and Individual
    Get your name “in lights” and have fun too!
                                                                           Season sponsorship
                                                                           Concert sponsorship                           Thank you ... to our corporate sponsors and foundation funding!
                                                                           Venue sponsorship
                                                                           Guest artist sponsorship

                                                                         Adding to the “Nova experience”
                                                                                                                                                                                           The fieldstone foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                      The Samuel I. and John Henry fox
                  Special events                                                                                                                                                    foundation at Union Bank of California
               with Jung-Ho Pak                                                                                                                                                       Ann and Gordon Getty foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                   Clarence E. Heller Charitable foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Parker foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                     William Hall and Ruth Rathell Tippett
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust

                                                                                                                                                                             Partnering with Orchestra Nova
             A welcoming aura, greetings
             from Jung-Ho Pak and
                                                                                                                                                                                            A “win-win” proposition
             musicians                                                                                                                                              We truly appreciate the support of our sponsors and dedicate ourselves to
                                                                                                                                                                   ensuring that your “return on investment” is as rewarding to you as it is to us.

                                                                                                                                      Major funding provided by:
                                                                                                                                                                      What WE give to YOU
                                                                                                                                                                      Your company’s name…
                                                                                                                                                                      •   lit up in lobby and concert hall signage
                                                                                 Sponsorship recognition in the lobby,                                                •   announced from the stage
                                                                                 on video, online, from the stage                                                     •   prominently listed in marketing materials
                                                                                                                                                                      •   prominently displayed on our web site
                                                                                                                                                                      •   listed in our media materials
                                                                                                                                                                      A “skybox” experience with…
                                                                                                                                                                      • limousine service to the concert
                                                                                                                                                                      • dinner prior to the concert
                                                                                                                                                                      • backstage with Jung-Ho Pak
                                                                                                                                                                      An invitation to…
                                                                                                                                    San Diego County                  • join Jung-Ho Pak for an intimate dinner or cocktail
                                                                                                                               Community Enhancement Program          • bring your friends to “the Nova experience”
                                                                                                                                     Pam Slater-Price                 • attend rehearsals
                  Guest artist
                                                                                                                                        Ron Roberts
                                                                                                                                   San Diego County Community         What YOU give to US
                                                                                                                                     Projects Grants Program          The opportunity to move our vision forward even faster…
                                                                                                                                         Pam Slater-Price             • bring an affordable “Nova experience” to all who want it
                                                                                                                                                                      • bring the world of music to every child through music education
                                                                                                                                                                      • enhance our programming through top-notch guest artists
                                                                                                                                                                      …and much, much more!
                                                  Concert sponsorships

                                                                                Hop on the bandwagon!                                                                      We’re on the move and we want you on our team!
                                                                                Call 858-350-0290 for more information                                                                      To get on-board now:
                                                                                                                                                                             Call the Orchestra Nova executive director: 858-350-0290
                                                                                                                           Pam Slater-Price         Ron Roberts                    Send an e-mail: development@orchestranova.org
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                                                                              A Day at the Races                                                                                                        Nova Classics Concert Venues

                                                                              Benefit for Orchestra Nova
                                                                              Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
                                                                              September 1, 2010

                                        forest Melton,
                                        Phyllis Bettelheim

                                                                                                                                                              Bill and
                                                                                                                                                              Kathryn Gang

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Downtown                                   Sorrento Valley                                  La Jolla
                                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Paul’s Cathedral                       Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall                    Sherwood Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2728 Sixth Ave., San Diego                 5775 Morehouse Drive, Sorrento Valley            Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Parking: street parking                    Parking: adjacent parking garage (free)          700 Prospect St., la Jolla
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Parking: street parking

                                                   Jo Ann finley, Kay lence                                                                                                                                                                    Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
                                                                               Susan Christopher, Sam Dychter, Claude Kordus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               facts about the most technologically and acoustically-perfect hall in San Diego County
                                                                               Elsie Weston, Kathleen Davis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •    “Best of the best” video, audio and lighting technology
                                                                                                                                     Above: Bob Stefanko takes a                                                                               •    Wireless Internet connectivity available throughout the hall
                                                                                                                                     photo of Elaine Standring, Patty
                                                                                                                                     Manning, and Kim Grant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •    Designed by renowned acoustical design firm Auerbach-Pollocak-friedander (APf)
                                                                                                                                     Right: Eva Stimson, Irene Valenti                                                                         •    Kota wood (from Africa) paneling – hardest known wood
                                                                                                                   Nova stars
    Sharon Ewing,                                                                                                  performing                                                                                                                  •    Hantraldon acoustical plaster used on walls – known for its reverberation capabilities
    Donna Marie Sebring, Bobbi Kordus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •    Wood clouds (acoustic paneling) above the stage, adjustable for tilt and pan
                                                                                                                   Richard and Patricia                                                                                                        •    Stage floor consists of 1/2” solid brown oak, cushioned – no squeaking or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sound emission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •    Cushioned industrial foam separates the hall from the tower – no outside noises heard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               •    Variable acoustic setting with the touch of a button (drapes switched to wood)
                                                  An Evening with                                                                                                                                                                              •    Most comfortable seats in San Diego, with clear sightline of the stage from any seat
                                                  Jung-Ho Pak                                                                                                                                                                                  •    All seats contain a tablet arm and power
                                                  Saluting Donors of $5000+                                                                                                                                                                    •    Top-of-the-line dressing rooms and Green Room, with live video feeds from the stage
                                                  Davis family Home – Rancho Santa fe                                                                                                                                                          •    Back stage equipped with lockers, kitchen, flat-screen televisions
                                                  August 17, 2010                                                                                                                     Claude and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bobbi Kordus
                                                  Jung-Ho Pak,
                                                  Ellen Burkhart                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cameras and recording equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Coming to Rancho Santa Fe                                                 Our agreement with the American federation of Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Performing Arts Center                                                    prohibits unauthorized recording devices, including cell
                                                                                                                                                                                                         february, 2011                                                            phones and digital cameras, and photography during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         5927 la Granada                                                           performance.
      Harry Miyahira,                                                                                                                                                                                    Rancho Santa fe, CA 92067                                                 No! No! No!
      Kathleen Davis,                                                                                                                                                                                    Parking: parking lot (free)                                               We ask that you refrain from texting or e-mailing during
       Vic Engleman,
           Bill Weber                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the performance, with respect for all guests.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nancy Snyder,
                                                                               Sue Weber, Helen Miyahira                                                                               frances Hunter

                                                                                                                                                                                                        General Information                        The Nova dedication to a high quality experience
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                                                                                                              MUSIC                  to last a

                                      Planting Seeds                                                          lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “it goes way beyond the four walls of the classroom. Jung-Ho’s insight and

                                                                                                                                                                                                       commitment to arts education brought this program to San Diego and is so

                                                                                                                                                                                                       much appreciated both by students and teachers. It’s the kind of qual-
                                                                                                              “My junior and high school
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ity instruction that today’s teachers simply cannot provide.”
                                                                                                              orchestra teacher Mary Lou
                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Karen Childress-Evans, Director of the Visual and Performing Arts
                                                                                                              Jones (aka MJ) was a true
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Department for the San Diego unified School District
                                                                                                                                                      “Maestro Pak passes the torch of music to
                                                                                                              inspiration … she fostered
                                                                                                                                                      my orchestra students. He is truly gifted in
                                                                                                              a friendly and supportive en-
                                                                                                                                                      his ability to see beyond the notes on
                                                                                                              vironment among us and our
                                                                                                                                                      the page and to bring the music to a life of                “You have given me a great supply of in-depth ideas to try with my orchestras.
                                                                                                              peers in other schools – many
                                                                                                                                                      its own.”                                                   Thank you very much for your dedication to music education! it is a thrill to learn from
                                                                                                              of those friendships i still hold
                                                                                                                                                           – ulli Reiner, orchestra director for the              someone with a passion for life, philosophy, education and the arts!”
                                                                                                              dear today.”
                                                                                                                                                             Poway unified School District                             – Joan Diener, strings director at La Jolla Country Day School, speaking of
                                                                                                                    – Linda Piatt, Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jung-Ho Pak after he conducted a master class with her students.
                                                                                                                       Nova violist

                        kinda’ cool                                                                                                                                                                    take FIVE
          Classical music is

               ixth grader Adam Truitt from San Diego’s Jerabeck Elementary School told                                                                                                                                             for music
               the local NBC reporter filming Orchestra Nova’s first annual “Music Bee” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       “It helped to calm the classroom – and it
               May 2009, “and I thought it would probably be boring.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                       taught students to appreciate music they normally
          Adam was just one of 150 very determined San Diego county elementary school                                                                                                                  don’t listen to,” said a classroom teacher in San
          students who were finalists (selected from 6,000 San Diego county school par-                                                                                                                Diego’s Unified School District in September,
          ticipants in grades 3-6) in Orchestra Nova’s Hunter Family Music Memory                                                                                                                      2010, after she kicked off Orchestra Nova’s
          program, competing for a first-place ribbon.                                                                                                                                                 newest music education program.
          Each team of five, representing their school, was very much aware of their cheer-                                                                                                            Students listen to the same piece of classical music for
          ing section in the back of the auditorium as they carefully listened to Orchestra                                                                                                            a week – five minutes a day (usually first thing in the
          Nova’s orchestra play five measures of music from the second movement of a                                                                                                                   morning or after lunch break) – with a series of brief remarks
          symphony and, with pencils in hand, wrote down the name of the piece and the                                                                                                                 about the week’s composer. The program is being piloted in the
          composer’s name.                                                                                                                                                                             San Diego Unified School District and at la Jolla Country Day School.
          This program is a fun-filled music appreciation listening program
          designed for 3rd-6th grade students who learn 16 new pieces of classi-
                                                                                                        Orchestra Nova “Music Bee”
          cal music each year. At the end of four years 64 classical works will be “in their            Competition 2010
          brains for a lifetime of enjoyment.” One parent expressed total amazement that
          their child had put Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie as a ring tone on her cell phone.
          “Now our whole family is into classical music.”

                                                                                                                        th grader o
                                                                                                                                     n the
                                                                                                             ick er, a 4              says,
                           “We’re really planting the seed for future classical music enthusiasts   Jason P                alls team
                                                                                                              g Ashley F                      was
                            – in essence, we’re helping to save classical music for the future       winnin                        l music
                                                                                                               to think                      ten to
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                            generations. i’m just overwhelmed with how excited these young
                                                                                                                d borin  g stuff,
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                             students get as they listen to this music.”
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                                – Paige Satter, Concerts and Education Manager                                    by Bee  thoven is

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                                                We heaR you                                                The Nova team
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                                                Talking is sharing. Listening is caring.
                                                                                                                             GETS IT!
                                                The Nova team is totally dedicated to making your experience the very
                                                best it can be from the time you order a ticket until you walk out of the
                                                concert hall.

                                                   You sHared, we cared
                                                   It started out as a very exciting evening – our opening night in a new hall! But there
                                                    was a problem. Doors to the hall weren’t open yet, there weren’t enough seats and
                                                    the space in the lobby was rather cramped since a large part of the spacious lobby
                                                     was being used for a reception for Premier A subscribers. You shared your concerns
                                                      with us.
                                                     We heard you! At the very next concert, we opened the doors earlier and even
                                                     had an entertaining video on the stage screen. We also provided complimentary
                                                      water and candy during the intermission. Still not the ideal solution, but much better!
                                                      And you’ll see even more progress this season.
                                                      The promise of the younger generation! How do we get them “hooked” on our
Our Nova Hosts                                      classical music experience? Many of you suggested that we offer low-cost tickets
They’re much more                                 to students.
than ushers – they are                          We heard you! We offered $10 student tickets to all of our concerts last season.
your hosts, ensuring that you are               They’re coming and they’re loving the experience!
comfortable and happy. You’ll
                                                Then some of you said, “What about teachers? They have a tremendous
see them with their bright gold ties
                                                influence on the students and they would really appreciate a discount.”
and scarves ready to assist you
with whatever will enhance your                 We heard you! This season, we’re offering $10 tickets for educators to
experience.                                     all of our concerts.
                                                Sometimes it’s cold at St. Paul’s Cathedral and we were asked if there was
                                                any chance that we could serve hot drinks during intermission.
                                                We heard you! This season, we will be offering hot drinks for sale in
                                                the St. Paul’s courtyard during intermission.
                                                We were always fairly liberal with ticket exchanges for our season
                                                subscribers but what about the single ticket holders whose life
                                                 schedule suddenly changed? You told us how much it would
                                                  mean if you could simply exchange any ticket easily and
                                                  without charge (unless you upgraded in seating or venue).
                                                   We heard you! All ticket holders can exchange
                                                   tickets if seating is available.

                                                Have concerns? Want to share
                                                your good experiences?
Customer relations and ticketing manager Erin
Oleno helping with ticket exchanges
                                                Contact Us:                                                                                      The 11th Annual
                                                Via our web site
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                                                                                                                                                open your eyes
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