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CCO 2016 Annual Report

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the search for our new TWENTY SIXTEEN Annual Report Cincinnati CHAMBER O RC H E S T R A

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DEAR FRIENDS OF THE CCO 2016 was filled with excitement as we enjoyed fantastic performances brought music education into our communities and welcomed our fifth music director Eckart Preu It would not have been possible without the help of so many of you our fans friends subscribers attendees volunteers staff Board members and supporters After our 2015 inaugural year for the Summermusik festival led by Kelly Kuo we welcomed the other four music director candidates to Cincinnati Daniel Meyer Chris Zimmerman Sarah Ioannides and Eckart Preu pulled out all the stops to create inventive engaging programs where audiences thronged by the hundreds to SCPA Enquirer The Orchestra was fortunate to enlist the services of Director of Artistic Planning Peter Landgren and Artistic Advisor Isaac Selya to help our music director candidates to create a multi dimensional festival with programs ranging from Smokey Robinson to Rossini We continued our great tradition of collaboration by sharing the stage with several organizations in 2016 These included an on stage collaboration with CCM Modern Dance a world premiere visual work by NKU visual artist Brad McCombs in partnership with Cincinnati Art Museum a free community performance with our friends at MYCincinnati youth orchestra an unforgettable program with Elementz dancers and rappers and a newly staged production with our longtime friends and collaborators Madcap Puppets and Xavier University for Amahl the Night Visitors in December Thank you as well to our donors both first time and long time for believing in the CCO and the important role we play in our community We would also like to extend special thanks to our 2016 Board of Trustees for their vision and leadership over the past year We simply could not bring this valuable musical and educational programming to Greater Cincinnati without your loyalty and support Thank you We are thrilled to usher in TheEckartEra in 2017 as we welcome Music Director Eckart Preu to the Queen City With Eckart s creativity and vision as well as new venues musical variety and outstanding artists 2017 promises to be another spectacular year for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra See you in August LeAnne Anklan Wesley H Needham General Manager CCO Board President

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2016 Executive Committee President Wesley H Needham Vice President Eric J Allen Vice President Robert Chavez Vice President Larry S Magnesen Secretary Timothy Tepe Treasurer Ruth Schwallie Trustees Marina Abanto QPS LLC Terri Abare Community Volunteer Eric J Allen Xpertdoc Technologies Inc Barbara Bushman Community Volunteer Robert Chavez Chavez Properties Stephen Conaton Procter Gamble Co Scott Lang Orchestra Representative Nancy Lippincott Community Volunteer Larry S Magnesen Fifth Third Bank Michael Moore ARGI Financial Group Wesley H Needham Duke Energy Reena Dhanda Patil Veterans Hospital Ruth Schwallie Community Volunteer Christopher Sparks U S Bank Tim Tepe Great American Insurance Group William Tsacalis Community Volunteer Ms Stephanie Allgeyer Vest VonLehman Co Alice Rogers Uhl Community Volunteer Wesley Woolard Orchestra Representative Honorary Trustees Richard N Aft Ph D Boris Auerbach Sally Connelly G James Sammarco M D Ruthann Sammarco Paul Sittenfeld Staff General Manager LeAnne Anklan Business Grants Manager Ralf Ehrhardt Marketing Development Coordinator Natalie Endres Director of Artistic Planning Peter Landgren Music Director Eckart Preu Communications Manager Ann Stewart Artistic Advisor Isaac Selya Development Manager Daniel Tonozzi

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ROSTER 2016 VIOLINS Acting Concertmaster Amy Kiradjieff Dr and Mrs G James Sammarco 2016 sponsor Assistant Concertmaster Sujean Kim Eric J Allen 2016 sponsor Principal Second Manami White Ms Ruth Schwallie and Mr Mark Silbersack 2016 sponsor Darla Da Deppo Bertolone Mr Boris Auerbach 2016 sponsor Kiki Bussell Jacquie Fennell Ms Marina Abanto 2016 sponsor Kristin Frankenfeld Ms Reena Dhanda Patil 2016 sponsor Sarah Gannon Lois Reid Johnson Ms Alice Rogers Uhl 2016 sponsor OBOE Principal Christopher Philpotts Mr and Mrs Wesley H Needham 2016 sponsor Lorraine Dorsey CLARINET Principal John Kurokawa Ms Stephanie Allgeyer Vest 2016 sponsor Miriam Culley TRUMPET Principal Ashley Hall Mr Larry S Magnesen 2016 sponsor Wesley Woolard VIOLA Principal Heidi L Yenney Mr Michael Moore 2016 sponsor Wendy VanderMolen Mr and Mrs Glenn Larsen 2016 sponsor C E L LO Principal Patrick Binford Schlachter Family Principal Cello Chair Nathaniel Chaitkin Mr and Mrs William Tsacalis 2016 sponsor Thomas Guth B AS S Principal Deborah Taylor Mr Christopher G Sparks 2016 sponsor F LU T E Principal Rebecca Tryon Andres Mr and Mrs James Bushman 2016 sponsor Susan Magg BASSOON Principal Hugh Michie Ms Terri Abare 2016 sponsor Amy Pollard FRENCH HORN Principal Aaron Brant Mr Timothy Tepe 2016 sponsor Randy Gardner T I M PA N I P E R C U S S I O N Principal Scott K Lang Mr and Mrs Jonathan Lippincott 2016 sponsor designates alphabetical listing of players who rotate between violin 1 and violin 2 designates rotating player designates leave of absence

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T H E C I N C I N NAT I C H A M B E R O RC H E S T R A B E L I E V E S I N taking a leading role in exposing children of all ages to the art of music We believe that as arts education diminishes in the school system it is increasingly important for performing arts organizations to step forward and mold the next generation of musicians and music lovers We accomplish this through attendance at open rehearsals participation in question and answer sessions with our performers and music director private one on one music instruction complimentary performance tickets and side by side musical performances The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra has an ongoing collaboration with Music for Youth in Cincinnati MYCincinnati an instrumental classical music program for children ages 7 13 located in East Price Hill Recognizing that MYCincinnati primarily offers group instruction and performances the CCO saw the opportunity to enhance this program by providing individual instruction giving students the chance to interact one on one with a working professional musician as teacher and mentor CCO members visit MYCincinnati for several hours each week In June the CCO strings performed a side by side concert with MYCincinnati as part of the Blue Ash Concert Series above During the summer festival our guest artists and conductors also led masterclasses across the Tri State including Joshua Roman and Eckart Preu at the Cincinnati School for Creative Performing Arts and Joshua Roman at Northern Kentucky University right We believe music education is important for the musically curious of all ages That is why we include fun and interesting facts in our concerts whether that is through our pre concert Prelude Talks music director comments delivered from the stage or a chance for audience members to meet the musicians following each performance

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Festival 5 000 up A Friend of the CCO ArtsWave Ms Karen Bowman Deloitte Mr and Mrs Robert Chavez Chavez Properties The Charles H Dater Foundation The Louise Nippert Dieterle Musical Arts Fund The Louise Taft Semple Foundation Macy s Inc Mr and Mrs Stuart Nelson Ohio Arts Council The William O Purdy Jr Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Dr and Mrs G James Sammarco Mr and Mrs Mark Schlachter USA Eagle The Maxwell C Weaver Foundation Conductor 3 000 4 999 Mr and Mrs James Bushman Mr and Mrs William Tsacalis The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation Concertmaster 1 500 2 999 Duke Energy Mr and Mrs Jonathan Lippincott Mr and Mrs Wesley H Needham Summerfair Cincinnati Orchestra 750 1 499 Ms Marina Abanto Ms Terri Reyering Abare Mr Eric J Allen Mr Boris Auerbach Ms Patricia Bryan The Friedlander Family Fund Ms Barbara Gould Mr and Mrs Glenn Larsen Mr Larry S Magnesen The Miller Valentine Group Mr and Mrs Michael Moore Dr Reena Dhanda Patil Mr and Mrs Joseph Pichler The Marge Charles J Schott Foundation Ms Ruth Schwallie and Mr Mark Silbersack Mr and Mrs Christopher G Sparks Mr and Mrs Timothy Tepe Ms Alice Rogers Uhl U S Bank Ms Stephanie Allgeyer Vest VonLehman Company Inc Mrs Ginger Warner Benefactor 500 749 Ms Melanie Chavez and Mr Jeremy Campbell Mr Michael A Cioffi Mr Anthony Cole Dr Thomas W Filardo and Dr Nora Zorich The Arthur J Gallagher Foundation Mr Scott Lang Drs Alfonso and Mary Lopez Chris and Tom Neyer Sr Dr Max Reif Ms Kathryn Shahani Patron 200 499 Ms Lucy Allen Mr and Mrs Michael Andres Ms Jenny Cardosi Ms Nancy Clagett Mr Mark Dauner Mr Fouad Ezra Mr and Mrs Ashley Ford The GE Foundation Mr and Mrs Horst Hehmann Ms Elizabeth Huey and Mr Daniel Hadley Mr Richard Kammerer Ms Carol Kruse Mr and Mrs Richard Lauf Ms Judith Lucas Mr Rick Maddux Mr and Mrs Charles McOsker Mr Tom Merrill Ms Sue Miller Ms Patricia Misrach Mr and Mrs Tom Osterman Drs Manisha Patel and Michael Curran Ms Margaret Richards Ms Ann Stewart

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Supporter 50 199 Mr and Mrs Richard N Aft Ph D Ms Karen Alexander Mr Bruce Aronow Dr Paule Asch Ms Dianne Babcock Ms Jeanne Barnes Mr and Mrs Wayne Beimesch Ms Victoria Beltramo Ms Marianna Bettman Ms Margaret Biederman Ms Barbara Brewer Ms Dorothy Anne Blatt Mr David M Carter Mr Stephen Conaton Ms Miriam Culley Mr William Donlin Mr and Mrs Jerome Eichert Mr and Mrs John Fillion Ms Peninah Frankel Ms Kristin Frankenfeld Ms Nancy Goldberg Mr Clifford Goosman Ms Nancy Herbert Mr Larry Holt Mr and Mrs Thomas Huston Ms Lois Reid Johnson Drs Marcia Kaplan and Michael Privitera Mr Sid Khosla Mr and Mrs Jon Longtin Mr Carl Marquette Jr Ms Katherine Miller Mr and Mrs James Nichols Mr Joseph Raterman Mr and Mrs Edwin Rigaud Ms Talitha Schulte Mr Alan F Shukairy Mr and Mrs James E Smith Dr Kayla Springer Mr Brett Stover Ms Blanche Sullivan Mr and Mrs James Wesner Ms Jo Ann Wieghaus Ms Karen Zaugg Mr and Mrs Timothy N Tepe 66 5k ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 2016 CONCERT ATTENDEES ON LOCAL BUSINESSES

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IT WAS A FASCINATING FORAY INTO THE MUSIC WORLD AS WELL AS A WONDERFULLY INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE SUMMERMUSIK 2016 AUDIENCE MEMBER I have been wowed by CCO this summer It was heaven Can t wait for next summer The blending of classical music with jazz rock and rap was wonderful SUMMERMUSIK 2016 AUDIENCE MEMBERS SUMMERMUSIK MAKES MY August SUMMERMUSIK 2016 AUDIENCE MEMBER

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SUMMERMUSIK 2016 AUDIENCE QUOTES The CCO is the ultimate time out for someone who knows little about music but ENJOYS BEING ENVELOPED BY AN EXPERIENCE High quality performers and conducting comfortable seating easy and free parking interesting background about the music and composer LAST NIGHT S CONCERT WAS ONE OF THE I have ever attended The artists were amazing The exposure to musicians of superb qualities and experience has been well worth the price of admission As much enjoyment as I get from the music I also feel I have been educated historically or musically AMAHL 2016 AUDIENCE QUOTES MY GUESTS LOVED THE PERFORMANCE it is so great for children brief active colorful and exposes many to the opera art form THE WHOLE PRODUCTION WAS OUTSTANDING IN EVERY RESPECT Absolutely spellbinding breathtaking magical

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Q U O T E S F RO M T H E P R E S S And just when you thought the orchestra couldn t play much better Preu elevated the performance level to new heights Janelle Gelfand Enquirer You have to admire the inventive high spiritedness and risk taking of the programming choices It was an altogether inspired impassioned opening performance by the CCO one that without words said much about the estimable Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra s indispensability during and beyond the dog days of summer in the Queen City Rafael De Acha Rafael Music Notes Anne Arenstein CityBeat Amahl is a lovely addition to Cincinnati s holiday offerings entertaining moving Rick Pender CityBeat Amahl 2016 The opening was magical as if seen through the diffused light of daybreak The orchestra s playing was the picture of lightness Janelle Gelfand Enquirer Summermusik 2016 has been a crescendo of inventive programs and fine performances under each candidate Janelle Gelfand Enquirer

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2016 MUSICIAN QUOTES It has been another amazing year working with MYCincinnati Our joint concert this past summer was such a fun collaboration for me and my students Wendy VanderMolen CCO V I O L A I LOVED this year s Amahl The orchestra singers puppets and dancers were all centered onstage which made it feel truly collaborative Heidi Yenney CCO P R I N C I PA L V I O L A The enthusiasm and unity of purpose of all the persons on the search committee resulted in the selection of Eckart Preu as our new music director I feel the search yielded the best outcome from a really talented field Becky Andres CCO P R I N C I PA L F LU T E

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