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  • SALISBURY SYMPHONYORCHESTRASALISBURY SYMPHONYORCHESTRAValentines Day ConcertSaturday, February 14, 2009

    At Salisbury University

    Tickets: $20 Adults $15 Seniors 60+$5 SU Faculty and Children 12 and Under

    SU Students Free with Valid IDBox Office: 410-548-5587 www.salisbury.edu/sso

    Sponsored by John Proctor

    Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue

    F E A T U R I N G P I A N I S TE R I C S T R E E T

    8 p.m.Holloway Hall Auditorium

  • CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

    Granger & Company, PA

    101 WILLIAMSPORT CIRCLE

    SALISBURY, MARYLAND 21804

    T 410.749.5350

    F 410.749.9442

  • Eric StreetEric Street is a professor of music and currently serves as the Graul Chair in Arts

    and Languages at the University of Dayton. He has won acclaim as a pianist on six

    continents and has performed in over 30 countries. He has been widely telecast abroad

    and standing ovations followed his debuts in Carnegie Recital Hall, Paris, Cairo, London,

    St. Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. During his

    12-concert tour of Japan, Tokyo University News stated the whole performance was

    wonderful and captivated the audience. He was recently telecast across Russia in

    Rhapsody in Blue from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

    Street earned his doctorate in piano performance as a student of Menahem Pressler

    at Indiana University, the University of California and Bethany College, where has was

    the youngest faculty member in the history of the school to become a distinguished

    professor. He is Professor of Music at the University of Dayton, where he has directed the

    keyboard studies since 1992. An active ensemble artist, he also tours as part of Side by

    Side piano duo, which recently completed a 24-performance world tour, with concerts in

    Moscow, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and

    Melbourne. Since then they have toured Morocco and South America, with concerts in

    Chile, Ecuador and Argentina.

    Streets articles appear in over 30 periodicals. National Public Radio broadcast him

    nationwide in a program of Ragtime by Women Composers. Heritage Music Press

    publishes two of his ragtime duet suites and a solo suite. Wehrs Music House has

    released two of his vocal compositions, Chocolate Kisses and Tonight I Can Fly.

  • Platinum Partner($5,000 - $9,999)Clear Channel OutdoorPeter and Judy JacksonGarrett and Elizabeth Layton

    Gold Partner($2,500 - $4,999)C. Richard AndersonExxon Mobil FoundationPennPATPennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour

    Conductors Circle($1,000 - $2,499)Michael and Joanna AbercrombieThomas and Mellinda BrandonJennifer Seidel DuheJanet Dudley-Eshbach and Joe EshbachRegina KotowskiMaryland State Arts CouncilJohn and Patricia ProctorSusan PurnellThomas and Theresa RiccioSalisbury Wicomico Arts CouncilPaul ScottMarilyn Cahall Seidel

    Players Circle ($500 - $999)Charles and Cheryl BrennerDavid and Susanna BuchananJames M. Crouse, D.D.S., P.A.Brent and Amy MillerStephanie Willey

    Benefactors ($250 - $499)Maarten Pereboom and Ruth BakerErvin and Donna BowdenGranger and Company, P.A.George and Kathy HayneTom Hehman and Elizabeth HamiltonRobert and Eleanor HoekstraWalter MaternMildred PalmerFrank and Emilie RobinsonGeorge and Nancy RubensonAlan and Margaret SelserHaroldine ShanerKathleen Shannon

    Sperry Van Ness,Miller Commercial Real Estate

    Trimpers Rides and PlaylandGeorge and Phyliss White

    Friends ($100 - $249)Robert and Nancy AdkinsAtlantic Retina CenterCharles and Ellen BloodsworthMichael and Margaret BuchnessDonald and Lynn CathcartLinda CockeyRichard CulverAnne CuomoRon and Karen DavisGen DeggendorfDelmarva Power, John PetitoGamee ElliottLouise EssickEdwin and Norma FleischerMary Beth GollReba GosleeGrand Bay Properties,MLG Communities

    William HooperRobert and Katherine HutchinsonPaul JohnstonPaul and Mary JohnstonAdrianne and Lewis KadushinLawrence and Veronica KnierRod and Pat LaytonRichard and Jane LeavittErnest and Elizabeth MatthewsJim and Cora MitchellMarty and Marilyn NeatSusan ParkerLyubov PaskovaEdward PragerSalisbury Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. 817Lester and Lillian SimpsonCharles F. and Fran SmithJeffrey Schoyen and Sachiho MurasugiPreston TawesDonald TaylorM. William and Frances TilghmanDebra WelshRonald and Susan WilkinsRichard and Elizabeth WoottenSusan Zimmer

    SSO Patrons: 2008-2009 Concert Season

    This list reflects SSO Patrons as of February 5. If you have not yet become a Patron, butwould like to join those who support the SSO, please pick up a Patron MembershipBrochure in the lobby or contact the SSO office at 410-548-5587. The SSO extends itssincere appreciation to all of its Patrons and Sponsors for making these events possible!

  • SSO Advisory BoardDr. Peter Jackson, chair

    Mellinda Brandon, vice chairKimberly Roemer-Granger, treasurer

    Dr. Richard AndersonDr. Linda Cockey

    Lee KnierElizabeth LaytonDr. Walter Matern

    Amy MillerTom HehmanDr. Paul ScottPhyliss White

    SU Partners

    Dr. Janet Dudley-EshbachPresident, SU

    Dr. Thomas JonesProvost and Vice President, Academic Affairs, SU

    Dr. Rosemary M. ThomasVice President, SU Advancement,

    and Executive Director, SU Foundation, Inc.

    Dr. Maarten PereboomDean, Fulton School of Liberal Arts

    SALISBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRASpring 2009 Concert

    Mozarts Violin Concerto No. 5Featuring Violinist Kia-Hui Tan

    Saturday, May 9Holloway Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m.

    Tan performs Mozarts Violin Concerto in A major, K. 219.

    Tan has performed as concerto soloist, recitalistand chamber musician on five continents,including at Londons Barbican Hall

    and New Yorks Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

  • PROGRAM

    Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)PrludeAragonaise

    Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin (1898-1937)Eric Street, pianist

    I n t e r m i s s i o n

    Raymonda, Suite from the ballet, op. 57a by Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936)IntroductionHall in Raymondas CastleThe TraitoressA fanfare announces the arrival of a strangerEntrance of Raymonda, Evening-MoonlightDance of Arab boysEntrance of the SaracensEntracte: The triumph of love and marriage celebration

    Carmen Suite No. 1 by Georges BizetIntermezzoSguedilleLes Dragons dAlcalaLes Toreadors

    SALISBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAAt Salisbury University

    Valentines Day ConcertSaturday, February 14, 2009

    8 p.m.Holloway Hall Auditorium

  • SALISBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAAt Salisbury University

    Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, Music Director

    Flute*Lesley WeihsSusan Zimmer

    Oboe*Amy SterlingGlenda Bates

    Clarinet*Otello MeucciDebra Scott

    Alto SaxophoneJocelyn Hensley

    Bass ClarinetFrank Mahoney

    Bassoon*Paul ScottKari Shea

    Trumpet*Ron DavisBill Williams

    Trombone*Lee KnierKurt LudwickLena Varuolo

    French Horn*Charles DohertySeth FrieseNorm Smith

    TubaJohn Scott

    HarpMonika Vasey

    Percussion*Charles F. Smith Jr.Jeanne FeltesJane Mahoney

    ManagementDerek Bowden,ManagerMitchell Melton,Stage Manager/Librarian

    Violin I*Sachiho Murasugi,concertmistressNathan AndersonAllyson ClarkLeticia HolyokeZeynep KaracalRichard LeavittPage Miller

    Violin II*Bobbie ThamertKelly BarnesMary-Beth GollSusan ParkerJenel WatersJohn Yoon

    Viola*Daniel McCarthyCassie Stephenson

    Cello*Jeremy RiffleDan KotowskiMartha MancusoHyo Bin Sung

    Bass*Thomas LongFred Geil

    *Principal

  • Program Notes

    Rhapsody in Blue

    George Gershwin, 1898-1937

    George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn in 1898 to Russian immigrant parents.

    He and his siblings were immersed in music from an early age, and he wrote his

    first published song at age 17. George and his brother Ira collaborated on several

    musical comedies, among them Lady Be Good, Funny Face and Of Thee I Sing, which

    won a Pulitzer Prize in 1931. In 1924 Gershwin composed his most popular

    work, Rhapsody in Blue, which premiered in New York City with Paul Whitemans

    bandGershwin at the piano. This work defies classification because it contains

    elements of pop, classical and jazz music. Gershwins strength was in melody, not

    structure, which led Leonard Bernstein to say of Rhapsody that it was not a

    composition at all (but) a string of terrific tunes stuck together with a

    thin paste of flour and water. However, it is an original, exciting piece that

    reflects the confidence and energy of the Roaring Twenties. Gershwin died in

    1937 of a brain tumor. He never lived to see the impact Rhapsody had on serious

    classical music composers such as Ravel and Stravinsky, who explored jazz in

    their works, or pop composers who experimented with classical forms.

    The Raymonda Suite from the ballet Raymonda

    Aleksandr Glazunov, 1865-1936

    Glazunov, Russian composer, music teacher and conductor, was born in St.

    Petersberg, the son of a wealthy publisher. He studied under Rimsky-Korsakov

    and wrote his first compositions at an early age. For many years, he taught at the

    St. Petersberg Conservatory and became its director. Glazunov had a

    phenomenal memory and astounded fellow musicians because of his ability to

    play whole symphonies after hearing them only one time. During his most

  • creative period, he composed the stately and melodic full-length ballet Raymonda,

    which premiered in 1898. Glazunov eventually settled in Paris after touring the

    United States and Europe. He died at age 70, having enjoyed international

    acclaim for most of his career. Raymonda is a story of a young couple separated by

    noble knight, Jean de Briennes commitment

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