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CCO 2017 Annual Report

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the TWENTY SEVENTEEN Annual Report Cincinnati CHAMBER O RC H E S T R A

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DEAR FRIENDS OF THE CCO 2017 was filled with creative energy as we enjoyed fantastic performances brought music education into our neighborhoods and welcomed our new music director Eckart Preu to the Queen City Our successes would not have been possible without the help of so many of you our fans friends subscribers attendees volunteers staff Board members and supporters For Summermusik 2017 Eckart pulled out all the stops to build an inventive season that increased attendance at venues across the Tri State From bagpipes to puppets to a concert at the Drake Planetarium with NASA imagery the season engaged all the senses We continued our great tradition of collaboration by sharing the stage with several organizations this year These included an on stage collaboration with MamLuft Co Dance a partnership with the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes Drums Band incredible imagery and commentary from Dean Regas of the Cincinnati Observatory a specially designed visual program by the incredible team at the Drake Planetarium and a new work with our longtime collaborators Madcap Puppets In November a beautiful world premiere work celebrated our friends at VAE Cincinnati s Vocal Arts Ensemble as they returned to Memorial Hall This concert featured both of our ensembles alongside the soaring voices of the Cincinnati Children s Choir We would also like to extend special thanks to our 2017 Board of Trustees for their vision and leadership over the past year Thank you as well to our donors both first time and long time for believing in the CCO and recognizing the important role we play in our community We simply could not bring this valuable musical and educational programming to Greater Cincinnati without your loyalty and support Thank you It has been a year of excitement and growth at the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra fueled by the inspired energy of Maestro Eckart Preu We can t wait to share 2018 with you See you in August LeAnne Anklan Wesley H Needham General Manager CCO Board President

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2017 Executive Committee President Wesley H Needham Vice President Christopher Sparks Secretary Timothy Tepe Treasurer Ruth Schwallie Committee Member Robert Chavez Trustees Marina Abanto Medpace Terri Abare Community Volunteer Eric J Allen Xpertdoc Technologies Inc Robert Chavez Chavez Properties Stephen Conaton Procter Gamble Co Peter Hsi Community Volunteer Scott Lang Orchestra Representative Nancy Lippincott Community Volunteer Larry Magnesen Fifth Third Bank Michael Moore ARGI Financial Group Vicky Motch Community Volunteer Wesley H Needham Duke Energy Reena Dhanda Patil Cincinnati VA Medical Center Daniel Pfahl PNC Rosemary Schlachter 25th Hour Ruth Schwallie Community Volunteer Christopher Sparks U S Bank Kaoru Suzuki Thompson Hine LLP Tim Tepe Great American Insurance Group Brian L Tiffany EXP Realty William Tsacalis Community Volunteer Karen Tully University of Cincinnati Foundation CCM Stephanie Allgeyer Vest VonLehman Co Wesley Woolard Orchestra Representative Honorary Trustees Richard N Aft Ph D Boris Auerbach Barbara Bushman 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 Assistant Conductor Jon Noworyta Music Director Eckart Preu Resident Conductor Isaac Selya Communications Manager Ann Stewart Development Manager Daniel Tonozzi

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ROSTER 2017 BASS VIOLINS Principal Deborah Taylor Concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer Mr Christopher G Sparks 2017 sponsor Associate Concertmaster Amy Kiradjieff Dr and Mrs G James and Ruthann Sammarco 2017 concertmaster candidate sponsors Assistant Concertmaster Sujean Kim Mr Eric J Allen 2017 sponsor Principal Second Manami White Ms Ruth Schwallie and Mr Mark Silbersack 2017 sponsor Darla Da Deppo Bertolone Kiki Bussell Mr Kaoru Suzuki 2017 sponsor Jacquie Fennell Ms Marina Abanto 2017 sponsor Kristin Frankenfeld Sarah Gannon Lois Reid Johnson VIOLA Principal Heidi L Yenney Mr Michael Moore 2017 sponsor Belinda Reuning Burge Wendy VanderMolen Ms Stephanie Allgeyer Vest 2017 sponsor Dan Wang FLUTE Principal Rebecca Tryon Andres Mr and Mrs James Bushman 2017 sponsor Susan Magg OBOE Principal Christopher Philpotts Mr and Mrs Wesley H Needham 2017 sponsor Lorraine Dorsey CLARINET Principal John Kurokawa Miriam Culley BASSOON Principal Hugh Michie Ms Terri Abare 2017 sponsor Amy Pollard FRENCH HORN Principal Aaron Brant Mr and Mrs Tim and Katherine Tepe 2017 sponsor Randy Gardner TRUMPET Principal Ashley Hall Mr Larry S Magnesen 2017 sponsor CELLO Principal Patrick Binford Schlachter Family Principal Cello Chair Nathaniel Chaitkin Mr and Mrs William Tsacalis 2017 sponsor Thomas Guth Wesley Woolard Mr Daniel Pfahl 2017 sponsor TIMPANI PERCUSSION Principal Scott K Lang Mr and Mrs Jonathan Lippincott 2017 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 lead role in teaching children about the art of music We believe that as arts education diminishes in the school system it is increasingly important for performance 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 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 large group instruction and performances the CCO saw the opportunity to enhance this program by providing individual and small group instruction giving students the chance to interact with a working professional musician as teacher and mentor CCO members visit MYCincinnati for several hours each week In May the CCO strings performed a side by side concert with MYCincinnati at the Boys Girls Club above During the summer festival our guest artists and conductors also lead masterclasses across the Tri State including Eckart Preu and Alon Goldstein s visit to the School for Creative Performing Arts 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 during 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 ArtsWave Mr and Mrs James Bushman Martin and Kim Chavez Robert and Debra Chavez Chavez Properties The Charles H Dater Foundation The Louise Nippert Dieterle Musical Arts Fund Macy s Inc Ohio Arts Council The Robert H Reakirt Foundation PNC Bank Trustee Ms Eugenie Redman Rosemary and Mark Schlachter The Thomas J Emery Memorial of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Turner Construction USA Eagle Western Southern Financial Group Conductor 3 000 4 999 Jonathan and Nancy Lippincott Dr and Mrs G James and Ruthann Sammarco Betsy C B and Paul G Sittenfeld The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation Concertmaster 1 500 2 999 Ms Terri Reyering Abare and Mr Tom Abare Ms Melanie Chavez and Mr Jeremy Campbell Duke Energy Electronauts Mr Donald W Fritz Ph D Monteverdi LLC Mr and Mrs Michael Motch Dr Reena Dhanda Patil Mr Daniel Pfahl Ms Ruth Schwallie and Mr Mark Silbersack Mr and Mrs William Tsacalis U S Bank Private Wealth Management Orchestra 750 1 499 Ms Marina Abanto Mr Eric J Allen Ms Lucy Allen Mr and Mrs Frederick Bryan III Mr and Mrs David Davis The Friedlander Family Fund Ms Barbara Gould Mr and Mrs John Hayden Mr and Mrs Peter Hsi The Robert A Marian K Kennedy Charitable Trust Mr Larry Magnesen Mr and Mrs Michael Moore Mr and Mrs David Motch Music Performance Trust Fund Mr and Mrs Wesley H and Caitlin Needham Mr and Mrs Joseph Pichler Dr Max Reif Ms Hera Reines Mr and Mrs Christopher G Sparks Mr Kaoru Suzuki Thompson Hine LLP Ms Karen Tully Mr and Mrs William Zeck Benefactor 500 749 Ms Diane Babcock Mr and Mrs John Boorn Mr Anthony Cole Mr Eric Dauer Mr and Mrs Rafael and Kimberly de Acha Ms Joyce Elkus Mr and Mrs Robert Fregolle Mr Clifford Goosman Mr and Mrs Davis Griffin Dr Jessica Guarnaschelli Ms Florette Hoffheimer Mr and Mrs Glenn Larsen Ms Judy Lucas The Mayerson Foundation Ms Kathryn Shahani Ms Sue Ellen Stuebing Mr and Mrs Timothy Tepe Patron 200 499 A Friend of the CCO Mr and Mrs Richard N Aft Ph D Ms Rebecca Tryon Andres Mr and Mrs Oliver Baily Mr Jack Baldwin Ms Jeanne Barnes Ms Dabby Blatt Ms Rachelle Bruno Mr and Mrs William Butler Mr David Merrill Carter Thomas and Mary Ellen Cody Mr Mark Dauner Mr and Mrs Jerome Eichert Mr and Mrs Paul Franz The GE Foundation Ms Shelly Gerson Mr and Mrs Marc Greenberg

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Supporter 50 199 The Arthur J Gallagher Foundation Ms Paule Asch Ms Diane Baldwin Mr and Mrs Wayne Beimesch Ms Anthea Beletsis Ms Victoria Beltramo Mr Malcolm Bernstein Ms Margaret Biederman Ms Shannon Carter Mr William Congleton Mr and Mrs Ron DeLyons in honor of Reena Dhanda Patil Mr and Mrs James Dodd Ms Jessica Dumlaw Mr and Mrs John Fillion Dr Josef Fischer Ms Peninah Frankel Donald W Fritz Ph D in honor of Dick Weiland Mr and Mrs Richard Goetz Ms Ellen Harrison Ms Lucie Hawgood Ms Nancy Herbert Mr Larry Holt Mr and Mrs Scott Howard Mr and Mrs Warren Huff Ms Caroline Idinopoulos Vigran in honor of Donald W Fritz Ms Lois Reid Johnson Mr Robert O Johnson Mr Frank Knapke Ms Cynthia Lewis Ms Rica Ligeralde Mr and Mrs Jon Longtin Mr and Mrs George Mabey Ms Sandra Mingua Mrs Christine Neyer Ms Nancy Niehaus Ms Melissa Ohntrup Mr Marian Paola Mr and Mrs Don Paulsen Mr Jeffrey Ramirez and Mr Luis Ouquendo Ms Margaret Reich Mr and Mrs Edwin Rigaud Ms Patricia Schoettker Mr Alan Faisal Shukairy Mr and Mrs James E Smith Jr Ms Blanche Sullivan Mr and Mrs Timothy N Tepe Mr and Mrs Paul Trenkamp Mrs Stephanie Allgeyer Vest Mr and Mrs Frederick Warren Ms Saundra Walker Mr and Mrs Vance Wolverton Mr and Mrs Wesley Woolard Ms Karen Zaugg Mr John L Harrison Mr and Mrs Horst Hehmann Mr and Mrs Thomas Humes Mr and Mrs Thomas Huston Mr and Mrs John Jaymont Ms Julie Jordan Mr Richard Kammerer Mr and Mrs Lorrence T Kellar Ms Nadezda Klumpnerova Mr and Mrs Robert Kohlhepp Ms Carol Kruse Mr Scott Lang Mr and Mrs Richard Lauf Ms Kathleen Laurin Mr and Mrs David Lombardi Drs Alfonso and Mary Lopez Ms Jennifer Lynn Mr Carl Marquette Jr Ms Jane Meranus Dr Manisha Patel and Dr Michael Curran Dr Michael Privitera and Dr Marcia Kaplan Mr Peter Quinnan and Mr Mark Boire Ms Janet Schultz Mr and Mrs Irwin Simon Mr and Mrs Dan and Holly Spraul Ms Alice Rogers Uhl Mr and Mrs James Wesner Ms Jo Ann Wieghaus Ms Mary Ellen Wilson Mr and Mrs James Zimmerman 44k ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 2017 CONCERT ATTENDEES ON LOCAL BUSINESSES

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CAN T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW IMPRESSIVE CCO IS Loved the venue and experience It was a delightful evening It was a delightful evening SUMMERMUSIK 2017 AUDIENCE MEMBERS Always find CCO events to be very entertaining and go beyond my expectations This evening was no exception This season reflects much creativity and imagination SUMMERMUSIK 2017 AUDIENCE MEMBERS EVERY TIME I ATTEND A CONCERT I AM ASTONISHED Thank you SUMMERMUSIK 2017 AUDIENCE MEMBER

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SUMMERMUSIK 2017 AUDIENCE QUOTES This concert was absolutely fantastic The wonderful music talent venue and humor made for a MEMORABLE SUMMER OF 2017 There are no words for how fabulous I think Summermusik is I look forward to next August THE ENTIRE SEASON WAS Our favorite events all year long Really love the different aspects you all add to the show the puppets the planets the locations It adds a new spin on classical music that is much needed We like Eckart Preu his enthusiastic innovations his handling of the players and his very helpful pre concert presentations VAE 2017 AUDIENCE QUOTES THE SOUND WAS A SURROUND OF SENSORY BEAUTY A great value I WAS THRILLED WITH THE ENTIRE PROGRAM

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Q U O T E S F RO M T H E P R E S S Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra s Summermusik series is only three years old But in that short time we ve come to expect programs that are filled with adventure David Lyman Enquirer The playing was crisp and fresh and Preu s tempos had wonderful momentum Janelle Gelfand Enquirer This listener has never heard the CCO sound more cohesive and assured Rafael de Acha Rafael Music Notes An inventive formula that has been engagingly successful Janelle Gelfand Enquirer Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra one of Cincinnati s gems Rafael de Acha Rafael Music Notes Imaginative and well crafted Janelle Gelfand Enquirer

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2017 MUSICIAN QUOTES I love coming back to Cincinnati to play with the Chamber Orchestra I always enjoy the variety of repertoire and the unique collaborations that we do each year Ashley Hall CCO P R I N C I PA L T R U M P E T It is always a great time playing side by side with the young musicians of MYCincinnati They are well prepared and energetic and how cool it was to have one of them lead a piece from the podium Sujean Kim CCO AS S I STA N T CO N C E R T M AST E R I had a wonderful time interacting with the students at the Cincinnati Young Artist Cello Workshop It fuels me to see the spark in the eyes of young people when sharing our love for the art Tom Guth CCO C E L LO

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