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2  |  SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL  20212021–2022Visit us on Facebook.
Welcome Back to Live Music!WindSyncWIND QUINTETOct. 3, 2021“Savvy, Smarts & Sass”— Arts and CultureMartin JamesBartlettPIANONov. 21, 2021“Destined for great things”—  Conductor  John  Gibbons“Rich voice, full of colour”—  Forum  OpéraPhoto: Devon CassNicole  CabellSOPRANOJan. 30, 2022“He created his own musical mosaic”— Benicia HeraldZlatomir  FungCELLOMar. 6, 2022“Fully ready for a big career”— Anne Midgette, Washington PostRyan SpeedoGreenBASSBARITONEMar. 27, 2022First UnitarianChurch 536 Linton Street“…in the top echelon”— Washington PostRachel BartonPineVIOLINApr. 3, 2022After more than a year, Matinée Musicale is pleased onceagain to present live, in-person recitals by outstanding artists. Join us as we celebrate our 108th season!Our Featured ArtistsAll recital times are 3 p.m. and, except where indicated, are held at Memorial Hall OTR.Memorial Hall Box Oce: 513-977-8838  www.matineemusicalecincinnati.org95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 2 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 3TABLE OF CONTENTS6 A Note from Music Director Eckart Preu7 A Note from Board President and Executive Director 8 Our Conductors10 Support Us11 Members of the Orchestra 13 Mindful Musik17 Restorative Strings18 The Fab Five + Friends20 SummerZOOzik 22 Her Voice24 Organic MicroBrass27 Women in Musik32 Our Sponsors and Partners 33 Our Benefactors36 Board of Trustees, Honorary Trustees, Emeritus Board and Staff 38 Summermusik Festival Map 2021–2022Visit us on Facebook. Welcome Back to Live Music!WindSyncWIND QUINTETOct. 3, 2021“Savvy, Smarts & Sass”— Arts and CultureMartin James BartlettPIANONov. 21, 2021 “Destined for great things”— Conductor John Gibbons “Rich voice, full of colour”— Forum Opéra Photo: Devon CassNicole CabellSOPRANOJan. 30, 2022 “He created his own musical mosaic”— Benicia HeraldZlatomir FungCELLOMar. 6, 2022“Fully ready for a big career”— Anne Midgette, Washington PostRyan Speedo GreenBASSBARITONEMar. 27, 2022First Unitarian Church 536 Linton Street“…in the top echelon”— Washington PostRachel Barton PineVIOLINApr. 3, 2022 After more than a year, Matinée Musicale is pleased once again to present live, in-person recitals by outstanding artists. Join us as we celebrate our 108th season! Our Featured Artists All recital times are 3 p.m. and, except where indicated, are held at Memorial Hall OTR. Memorial Hall Box Oce: 513-977-8838 www.matineemusicalecincinnati.orgHOW TO CONTACT US: Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra  650 Walnut Street  Cincinnati, OH 45202Ticketing Office: 513.723.1182 x2   www.ccocincinnati.orgTICKETSPlease don't allow your seat to go empty! If you can't use your tickets for an upcoming concert, you have numerous options. We encourage you to give them to a friend—it's a great way to introduce others to the CCO. You can exchange your tickets for another performance. Or you can return them to the CCO for a tax refund. For ticket returns and exchanges, please be sure to contact the office no later than 48 hours prior to the concert for which you hold tickets.CONCERT COURTESY Stuck in traffic? Please note that latecomers will be asked to remain in the lobby so as not to disturb other patrons. At an appropriate musical break, ushers will assist latecomers into the seats.Rrring... Please turn off all watches, cell phones and pagers prior to the start of the performance.The use of photographic and recording devices is strictly prohibited in the hall during performances. Concerts are recorded professionally for archival purposes only.Smoking is prohibited in all performance venues. Pops for Everyone! Cinematic Spectacular Sunday August 15, 7:00pm Sunday September 5, 7:00pm Blue Ash Town Square Blue Ash Towne Square BAMSO will present classic and popular Help celebrate Howard Shore, John Favorites loved by all. Rain date, Monday Williams as we bring popular movie and August 16 7:00pm. TV favorites to the stage. Rain Date Aug 16. 95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 3 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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4 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation is a proud sponsor of Summermusik and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. 95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 4 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 5The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation is a proud sponsor of Summermusik and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. 95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 5 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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6 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THEAustin E. Knowlton FoundationFOR SPONSORING SUMMERMUSIK 2021!Summermusik 2021 will provide some of the most meaningful and happy weeks of the year for me - and I am thrilled to share them with you. Our programs and music will take on deeper meaning for both listeners and performers, and our musicians and guest artists are looking forward to this celebration of art and community. In our all-outdoor festival we will continue to present three distinct concert series: our Mainstage series with full chamber orchestra at Seasongood Pavilion at Eden Park, our Sunday afternoon chamber music series – A Little Afternoon Musik – at Coney Island’s Moonlite Pavilion, and our popular musician-curated Chamber Crawls in various venues around town.The Mainstage concerts will feature music inspired by themes of our time. Mindful Musikrefl ects on the impact of the pandemic on individuals, families, and society as a whole. It will focus on the experience of social isolation and its challenges to mental health, featuring composers who themselves battled emotional challenges like Beethoven and Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker. The cello is often said to be the most human of instruments, and you will be moved by our guest soloist, cellist Sujari Britt, who will perform an expressive piece by Tchaikovsky that is fi lled with hope and light. Our second Mainstage program begins a journey of musical discovery - and rediscovery - that will continue in the years to come. In its center are the voices of Women in Musik - both as composers as well as performers. We will play music by three young female composers from di erent cultural backgrounds: African-American composer Jessie Montgomery, Indian-American composer Reena Esmail, and Gabriella Smith. Grammy nominee Caroline Goulding will be our guest soloist in Mozart’s violin concerto No. 5, a piece that is virtuosic and joyful.The ALAM performances will continue the exploration of these themes in a more intimate chamber setting. Restorative Strings will be a deep-dive into the human soul. Our second ALAM concert, Her Voice, will have the special feature of spotlighting our female principal players. Chamber Crawls are the wild cards in our programs - innovative, relaxed, and just plain fun!We are thrilled to be able to perform for you. Thank you for joining us - this Summermusik is a celebration of resiliency, music, and life!Sincerely yours, Eckart PreuDear friends of the CCO, We are back! I am very excited to welcome you to our 2021 Summermusik season! (photo by Michael Wilson)95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 6 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 7Welcome to Summermusik 2021! As we bring back our in-ventive live classical music programming this summer, we are ready to put 2020 behind us and look toward the Orchestra’s exciting future. Our talented musicians and world-renowned guest artists are ready to present another season of amazing music to our community – this time in the fresh, all-outdoor format of Summermusik Under the Stars. Music director Eckart Preu, now in his fi fth season with the CCO, continues to lead the organization in bold directions as we create intimate, trans-formative experiences that connect the musically curious, and 2021 promises to be our most diverse yet!Known for his imaginative and engaging programming, Eckart has curated a meaningful Main-stage series at this year’s home away from home, Eden Park’s beautiful natural amphitheater, Seasongood Pavilion. With music by a wide range of diverse composers and performers, the programs will seek to help us heal from the pain and isolation we all experienced from the pandemic while exploring unique themes that touch on mental health awareness as well as gender inequality in classical music. Don’t forget to join us an hour before each of the two events for Eckart’s thought-provoking Prelude Talks with panels that will include our guest artists as well as community partners.We will once again present our two chamber ensemble series: A Little Afternoon Musik and Chamber Crawls. These one-hour concerts are the perfect musical interludes to your day, fea-turing CCO musicians in intimate chamber music settings. A Little Afternoon Musik events are thematically tied to our Mainstage performances and feature a mix of orchestra musicians and guest artists. Chamber Crawls, which include a free drink or admission fee with your ticket, are interactive musical experiences curated and led by our own CCO performers.We have never been prouder of our impact on the community through our year-round musical and educational programming than we have been this year – all made possible by your loyal support. As one of the fi rst ensembles in the country to bring live classical music back to com-munities, we were able to hold our fi rst pop-up outdoor event just two months into the pan-demic, ensuring the music never stopped in our community. We would like to extend a warm thank you to our supporters. Without you, we could not continue to bring the beauty and joy of music to so many of your friends and neighbors.Thank you for being a part of the CCO family. We hope that you will leave this performance inspired, and that you share that curiosity and love of music with those in your life!Sincerely,Terri Abare LeAnne AnklanBoard President Executive DirectorWe create intimate, transformative experiencesthat connect the musically curious.(photo by Michael Wilson)95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 7 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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8 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021Eckart Preu is Music Director of the Long Beach Symphony, the Portland Symphony, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Previously, he held positions of Music Director with the Spokane Symphony (WA), Stamford Symphony (CT), and served as Associate Conductor of the Richmond Symphony (VA), and Resident Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra (NY). In Europe, Mr. Preu was Music Director of the Orchestre International de Paris from 1993-1995. His guest conducting engagements have included concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony (Israel), Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco (Mexico),Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota (Columbia), State Orchestra in Halle (Germany), Christchurch Symphony (New Zealand), and multiple appearances with the Symphony Orchestra of Chile and the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife (Spain). A sought-after guest conductor in the US he has appeared with the Knoxville Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Symphony, and others. Career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Sorbonne in Paris, and his fi rst commercial recording of the world premiere of “Letters from Lincoln”, a work commissioned by the Spokane Symphony from Michael Daugherty, featuring baritone soloist Thomas Hampson. He has collaborated with internationally renowned soloists including Sarah Chang, Pepe Romero, Stephen Hough, Evelyn Glennie, Anne Akiko Meyers, Jeremy Denk, Horacio Gutierrez, Leila Josefowicz, Louis Lortie, and Richard Stoltzman and many others.A native of Germany, Mr. Preu earned a master's degree in conducting from the Hochschule für Musik in Weimar studying under Gunter Kahlert. He also studied under Jean-Sebastien Bereau at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in France. Mr. Preu’s education was made possible by scholarships from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture. ECKART PREU | MUSIC DIRECTORDANIEL PARSLEY | ASSISTANT CONDUCTORDaniel Parsley enjoys an active career in the Midwest as an educator, conductor, scholar, church musician and professional chorister. Daniel currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities and program head for the music department at Thomas More University. At Thomas More, Daniel directs three choruses that include over 125 singers and teaches music history and music theory. He also serves as faculty for the Kentucky Institute of International Studies (KIIS) Salzburg study abroad program where he teaches conducting, music history, opera scenes and choral ensembles. Daniel will next serve on the faculty with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) London summer study abroad program in 2021.Daniel was most recently the Music in Worship Chair for the Ohio Choral Director’s Association. He serves as Director of Music at St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Cincinnati and also served as associate conductor for Cincinnati’s Music Sacra from 2017-19. Daniel is an active member of ACDA, ChorusAmerica, AGO and NAfME.Parsley has studied conducting under Robert Porco, Earl Rivers, Brett Scott, Mark Munson, and Tom Merrill, and has appeared in recent conducting masterclasses with Duain Wolf, John Alexander, David Hayes, Eric Whitacre, Rodney Eichenberger, and Cesar Leal. Daniel’s passion (photo by Michael Wilson)95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 8 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 9JON NOWORYTA | ASSISTANT CONDUCTORJon S. Noworyta is in his fi fth season as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He was appointed to the faculty of the University of Indianapolis as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Instrumental Activities and Educational Outreach in 2018. Noworyta was the Music Director and Conductor of the Amherst Chamber Ensembles (ACE) from 1994 to 1999. The ACE Orchestra gave the local or world premieres of thirteen di erent works by composers from across the nation during his tenure. His continued commitment to high quality new music in the years since has led to the commissioning of works for wind ensembles across the country. Noworyta holds degrees from Baldwin-Wallace College (BME), Northwestern University (MM) and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati (DMA). Additional studies in conducting have taken place in workshops at the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School.for choral arts extends beyond conducting: he has performed with many choruses himself as a professional singer, including the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Cincinnati May Festival Chorus and Youth Chorus, Toledo Opera, Tuscia Opera Festival (Viterbo, Italy), and Berkshire Choral Festival. As a conductor of symphonic choral literature, Parsley has most recently prepared choruses for John Morris Russell, Gerhardt Zimmermann, James Meena, and Giordano Bellincampi.Finneytown Performing Arts Center8916 Fontainebleau TerraceCincinnati, OH, 45231Tickets:Symphony7.brownpapertickets.comor 1-800-838-3006Selections from Eugene Onegin and IolantaSunday, September 5th at 4.00 pm(photo by Michael Wilson)95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 9 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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10 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021YOU KEEP THE MUSIK PLAYING!Invest in intimate and transformative experiences to connect the musically curious.YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE ANNUAL CRESCENDO CAMPAIGN • develops the next generation of classical music lovers • keeps world-class programming a ordable and accessible for all • supports over 50 multi-disciplinary and innovative collaborations annually • brings music to over 50,000 people annually in the Greater Cincinnati region • provides over 3,000 hours of music education annuallyHELP COMPOSE CINCINNATI’S MUSICAL FUTURE!online at call the o ce at 513.723.1182 x2YOUR GIFT TODAY WILL SUSTAIN SUMMERMUSIK'S REMARKABLE MOMENTUMCCO Legacy SocietyWe invite you to support the Orchestra and forever benefi t future generations of the musically curious with a gift of any amount to the Orchestra's endowment.For information about endowing a musician's chair or including the Orchestra in your estate planning, please contact Executive Director LeAnne Anklan at or 513.723.1182 x1.Legacy Society MembersTerri and Thomas AbareDick and Mary Lu AftDeborah and Eunice M. WolfMichael T. Moore, Jr.Daniel PfahlM. Patricia and R. Keith RoselyRosemary and Mark SchlachterRuth Schwallie and Mark Silbersack95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 10 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 11ORCHESTRA MEMBERSVIOLINSCeleste Golden BoyerConcertmasterAmy KiradjieffAssociate ConcertmasterSujean KimAssistant ConcertmasterSusan Esler & Steven Skibo, 2021 SponsorsManami WhitePrincipal SecondRuth Schwallie &. Mark Silbersack, 2021 Sponsors Kiki Bussell § Jacquie FennellJohn & Patsy Kreitler, 2021 Sponsors Kristin Frankenfeld § Sarah Gannon  Junqi TangVIOLAHeidi L. YenneyPrincipalTom & Margaret Osterman, 2021 SponsorsBelinda Reuning Burge*Wendy VanderMolen* Johnnie & Pam Carroll, 2021 SponsorsCELLOPatrick BinfordSchlachter Family Principal Cello ChairNat Chaitkin*Tony Cole, 2021 SponsorThomas Guth*Max Reif, 2021 SponsorBASSDeborah Taylor §PrincipalChristopher & Angela Sparks, 2021 SponsorFLUTERebecca Tryon AndresBushman Family Principal Flute ChairSusan MaggThe Vicki Reif Memorial Fund, 2021 SponsorOBOEChristopher Philpotts § PrincipalAllison & Brett Evans, 2021 Sponsors CLARINETJohn KurokawaPrincipalDan & Lin Domis, Gary Shinn and Karen Hartman, 2021 SponsorsMiriam CulleyCliff Goosmann, 2021 SponsorBASSOONT. Hugh MichiePrincipalAmy PollardWes & Caitlin Needham, 2021 SponsorsFRENCH HORNAaron BrantPrincipalCarol Kruse, 2021 SponsorBrooke Ten NapelTRUMPETAshley Hall TighePrincipalCliff Goosmann, 2021 SponsorWesley WoolardDaniel Pfahl, 2021 SponsorEckart Preu, Music DirectorDaniel Parsley, Assistant ConductorJon Noworyta, Assistant Conductor designates alphabetical listing of players who rotate between violin 1 and violin 2* designates rotating player | § designates leave of absence95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 11 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL  2021  |  13Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.Wine will be available for purchase.GEORGE WALKER      Lyric for Strings (CCO Premiere)PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY  Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33Thema - Moderato semplice         Var 1: Tempo della thema         Var 2: (no marking)         Var 3: Andante sostenuto         Var 4: Andante grazioso         Var 5: Allegro moderato         Var 6: Andante         Var 7 e Coda - Allegro vivo  Sujari Britt, celloLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Symphony No. 4 in B-fl at Major, Op. 6I. Adagio – Allegro vivace           II. Adagio           III. Scherzo-trio: Allegro vivace           IV. Allegro ma non troppoMINDFUL MUSIKFRIDAY, AUGUST 6 | 8:00PMPrelude Talk: 7:00PM Eckart Preu, conductorToday's performance is sponsored by Dave & Gale Beckett.Sujari Britt is sponsored by Karlee Hilliard.Concert Sheet Music sponsored byEvent Production is sponsored bySUMMERMUSIK  SPONSORED  BY  Austin E. Knowlton Foundationmusik95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 13 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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14 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021SUJARI BRITTSujari Britt showed her prodigious talent and uncanny devotion to and understanding of music from a very early age. She began formal study of the cello at age four, following her study on the violin and piano.Sujari earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Classical Cello Performance at Manhattan School of Music in the studio of distinguished pedagogue, author and cellist Marion Feldman. Sujari presently studies with renowned cellist and pedagogue Martti Rousi, Sibelius Academy in pursuit of her Master’s of Classical Cello.Sujari performs internationally, and has been brought to the attention of many notables in the classical music industry. Sujari showcases her talent in Europe at a variety of venues for masterclasses, as a soloist, and in chamber music and orchestral settings. She has been a featured artist at Musiikkitalo, Cellofest Opening Gala and Taidepiste events in Helisinki, Finland. In Asia, Sujari was featured in the annual Beijing Super Cello Festival (Beijing, China). In North America Sujari spoke and presented at C2 Montreal for “Transformative Collisions” and was featured in Canada’s Neopolitan Connection Concert Series (Montreal and Toronto, Canada). Among her exploits in USA, Sujari performed with Alisa Weilerstein at the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and their distinguished guests. Sujari has performed as soloist with Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and Adrian Symphony Orchestra among others. A repeat soloist at Carnegie Hall, Sujari has also been featured on multiple performances at the UN for their international HeforShe and for their annual World Humanitarian Day. Sujari was a guest performer at Midori and Friends Children’s Music Festival, was a featured artist for the Shakespeare Company’s annual gala honoring Elizabeth McGovern at the Harman Arts Center, performed at Madison Square Garden during quarter time for the NY Knicks, and has made special guest solo performances at Gary Historic and Cultural Society, the Miami Bach Society and more.In addition to her performances, Sujari has been featured in several articles and international lists. She was featured in Strings Magazine and was a StayThirsty Spotlight Artist to Watch! Sujari was also featured in THKR/RadicalMedia PRODIGIES, in a TIME for Kids/Time Magazine article, on and on a segment of Katie! with Katie Couric. Sujari joined a host of prodigious young movers of the world at TEDx-Redmond and was featured as one of NBC TheGrio’s “100 History Makers in the Making.” Sujari serves in the Arts Leadership Program of From the Top on National Public Radio. She is the distinguished recipient of prestigious academic scholarships and awards, and the grand prize winner of numerous national and international competitions. Sujari plays a Neuner and Hornsteiner cello made in Mittenwald, Germany circa 1718, generously loaned to her by the Carlsen Cello Foundation.For more information on Sujari, visit her website at 14 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 15Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93)Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 (1876) Tchaikovsky always had an a nity for 18th-century music, especially for that of Mozart, his musical god. His Orchestral Suite No. 4 is a brightly-colored arrangement of four Mozart pieces (three for piano, one for choir) and his Serenade for Strings includes a fi rst movement entitled “Piece in the form of a sonatina,” inspired by Mozart’s elegant, clear-cut musical structures. So too with this set of variations on an original theme that Tchaikovsky wrote in emulation of 18th-century style.Tchaikovsky was busy in 1876; his reputation was on the rise, though his career still had its ups and downs. His two most recent premieres, as he embarked on the composition of the Variations, had been the Marche Slave and the opera Vakula the Smith—respectively, a smash and an unexpected failure. Year’s end was a sort of calm-before-the-storm in Tchaikovsky’s life; he met Nadezhda von Meck, who was to become his devoted correspondent and patroness, but he was also feeling pressure to marry and su ering increasing guilt about his homosexuality, which led to a disastrous marriage and a suicide attempt the following summer. But you’d be hard-pressed to hear any premonitions of doom in these gracefully expressive Variations. One writer, from the art-as-autobiography school of musicology, calls the Variations “the most studied negation of self that he had yet composed.”Tchaikovsky wrote the piece for cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, who without the composer’s permission took it upon himself to “fi x” the piece, rewriting a few passages (excusable, since Tchaikovsky wasn’t himself a cellist) and reordering the variations (questionable). Presumably wanting a fl ashier fi nish, Fitzenhagen moved Tchaikovsky’s Variations Three and Four, a D George Walker (1922-2018)Lyric for Strings (1946)Like the Adagio for Strings by his composer-brother Samuel Barber (they have a teacher in common: Rosario Scalero, at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music), Walker’s Lyric began life as a string quartet—the second movement of his fi rst quartet, written while at Curtis. Also, like the Adagio, it has become its composer’s most oft-performed work. It was premiered in a radio concert by the Curtis student orchestra; of the piece, Walker writes, “After a brief introduction, the principal theme that permeates the entire work is introduced by the fi rst violins. A static interlude is followed by successive imitations of the theme that leads to an intense climax. The fi nal section of the work presents a somewhat more animated statement of the same thematic material. The coda recalls the quiet interlude that appeared earlier. The Lyric for Strings is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother.”Born in Washington, D.C., Walker studied piano, organ, and composition at Oberlin, Curtis, and Eastman; studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, doyenne to multiple generations of American composers; toured Europe as a pianist; and taught at Rutgers for many years. Among the many other fi rsts of his distinguished career, he was the fi rst Black instrumentalist to perform a recital at New York City’s Town Hall and the fi rst Black instrumental soloist with the Philadephia Orchestra. He composed copiously in every genre except stage works, and was the fi rst Black composer to win a (non-honorary) Pulitzer Prize—in 1996, for Lilacs, a setting of Walt Whitman’s poetry for soprano and orchestra. (Scott Joplin received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1976.)PROGRAM NOTESby Gavin Borchert95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 15 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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16 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021Like what you heard today?Find us on Spotify at "Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra" for playlists curated for each concert.minor episode and a fast fi zzing variation, to the end, and moved Variation Seven, a slow waltz, back to third place. Tchaikovsky had written a Variation Eight, another fast movement, linked to a virtuosic coda, but the cellist, apparently thinking it superfl uous, took it out and tacked the coda onto the end of the old Variation Four to make a new fi nale. One must admit that Fitzenhagen’s order works pretty well. The Variations were fi rst published in his revision, and though Tchaikovsky’s original version is available, are almost always played his way.Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Symphony No. 4 in B-fl at, Op. 60 (1806)Beethoven’s pupil, amanuensis, and fi rst biographer, Anton Schindler, left (in his book Beethoven as I Knew Him) an account of the premiere of the Fourth Symphony in (he says) February 1807: “The rest of the program consisted of Beethoven’s other three symphonies, a program that surely made great demands on its hearers.” To say the least. Is it possible that all four symphonies, including the epic Third, were presented on one concert? Other sources say the Fourth was fi rst heard in March at a private concert at the home of Beethoven’s patron Prince Lobkowitz—alongside the Coriolan overture and the Piano Concerto No. 4 rather than the composer’s three earlier symphonies.Schindler goes on to say that Beethoven “had the pleasure of seeing the immediate success of his new symphony. Its impact was stronger than any of the others ... The Viennese critics hailed the new work without reserve or qualifi cation”—implying that there was, somewhere, a public performance of the piece around this time. We get an idea of what the usual critical reserves and qualifi cations were—in a satirical form—in a passage from an unfi nished novel by fellow composer Carl Maria von Weber. In a comic fantasy, Weber dreams that the instruments of the orchestra have come to life, and are complaining about (what else is new?) the di culty of modern music. The manager comes in and threatens to make them play Beethoven’s Third if they don’t quiet down. “‘Oh, no! Not that!’ begged all the instruments.” They ask instead for an Italian opera, in which they “can get 20 winks from time to time.” The manager goes on to describe “the newest symphony from Vienna”: “First there is a slow section, full of short, disjointed ideas ... every quarter of an hour we hear three or four notes ... Then there is a mu ed roll of drums and a mysterious viola phrase, all adorned with ... empty measures. Finally ... at the allegro, everything bursts forth in a breakneck tempo, but care is taken that no principal theme emerges ... Above all, every rule must be disregarded, for rules only fetter genius.”Schindler, who quotes this passage, claims Weber is describing the fi rst movement of Beethoven’s Fourth, but Weber biographer John Warrack acquits him of this charge. The Adagio introduction of the Fourth is indeed “mysterious,” halting, and spare in texture; the Allegro vivace does burst forth startlingly and quite thrillingly; and before it does there is one long, pregnant silence. But there are no mu ed drums or viola solos in the introduction (there is one hushed timpani roll, to dramatic e ect, later in the movement, just before the explosive return of the main theme).95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 16 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 17BEDŘICH SMETANAFROM String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor ("From My Life"): IV. VivacePYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY, ED. VIKTOR KUBATSKYFROM String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11: II. Andante cantabileSujari Britt, celloJOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMELVariations on 'Ach, Du lieber Augustin'SUJARI BRITTNo One's Driving (World Premiere)Sujari Britt, celloNICO MUHLYAllen & LucienEckart Preu, keyboardSERGEI RACHMANINOFFFROM 14 Romances, Op. 34: VocaliseCeleste Golden Boyer, violinEckart Preu, keyboardLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, ARR. ANONYMOUSFROM Kreutzer Sonata, Op. 47: III. PrestoRESTORATIVE STRINGSSUNDAY, AUGUST 8 | 4:00PMCONEY ISLAND'SMOONLITE PAVILIONApproximately 1 hour and 10 minutesPERFORMANCE CURATORECKART PREUmusic director and keyboardSUJARI BRITTcelloFestival SponsorAUSTIN E. KNOWLTON FOUNDATIONA Little Afternoon Musik Series SponsorsROSEMARY & MARK SCHLACHTERIRV & MELINDA SIMONMusic SponsorsMichael Mui & Sijie DaiEvent Production Sponsor Artist Sponsors Kelly M. Dehan & Richard J. StaudigelCurator Sponsor, Eckart Preu Marcia Cury PhilippsVenue Sponsors Ruth Schwallie & Mark Silbersack95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 17 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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18 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021THE FAB FIVE + FRIENDSTUESDAY, AUGUST 10 | 8:00PMCONEY ISLAND'S MOONLITE PAVILIONApproximately 1 hour and 15 minutesConcert SponsorsFriends of SummermusikArtist Sponsors, Roger KlugthemusicminionsMusic SponsorsVenue SponsorsNancy & Jonathan LippincottCurator Sponsor, Tom GuthMarina AbantoEvent SupporterPatrick PointsEvent Production SponsorFestival SponsorAUSTIN E. KNOWLTON FOUNDATIONChamber Crawl Series SponsorTHE LOUISE TAFT SEMPLE FOUNDATION“I Feel Fine” “With A Little Help From My Friends” “Yesterday” “Strawberry Fields Forever” “All You Need Is Love” “Abbey Road Medley” “Honey Pie” “And Your Bird Can Sing” “Helter Skelter”All songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney. Arrangements by Roger Klug. Additional Beatles classics arranged by Roger Klug to be announced.18 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 202195605_01_CCO_Program.indd 18 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 19PERFORMANCE CURATORRoger Klug, guitarist and songwriterSongwriter/guitarist Roger Klug has been a fi xture on the Cincinnati pop music scene for years. As a solo artist, he released a series of acclaimed albums, including More Help For Your Nerves, Toxic and 15 Other Love Songs, and the 1960s tribute-hoax Where Has The Music Gone?: The Lost Recordings of Clem Comstock. His songs have been featured on nationally-syndicated radio (NPR, Undercurrents) and network television.In addition to performing live solo or with his “power trio,” Roger has enjoyed playing in a wide variety of ensembles, from pop to jazz to orchestral. The Fab Five + Friends is his fi fth curated program of original arrangements for Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in four years (following The Fab Five, Chamber Rock, Summer of Love, and Woodwindstock). He designed and currently teaches popular music courses on the Beatles and Woodstock at the University of Cincinnati.“Timeless Power Pop that churns out songs so infectiously rich with hooks the CDC might think about investigating” – CityBeat“songs of immense charm and complexity, lyrically, smart-arsed and sharp” – MOJO (U.K.)Roger plays Wright Minds guitars (Indianapolis, IN).For more information on Roger, visit his website at CURATORTom Guth, CCO cello CCO MEMBER SINCE 2008Tom has been an active orchestral and chamber musician in the Cincinnati area for over 20 years since graduating from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.He is an associate member with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and principal cello of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. He has played with the Cincinnati Symphony and can often be seen in the Dayton Philharmonic cello section as well. On Sundays you can fi nd him playing the organ at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Madeira.Tom resides in West Chester with his wife and three kids, where he maintains a private cello studio.Proud to Support Those That Bring the Arts to LifeThompsonHine.com95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 19 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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20  |  SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL    20  |  SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL  2019NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOVFROM The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumblebee JOHN LENNON/PAUL MCCARTNEY'All You Need Is Love'CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNSSelections FROM The Carnival of the AnimalsVINCENT PERSICHETTIPastoraleOWL CITYFirefl iesLACHLAN SKIPWORTHEchoes and LinesLUCIANO BERIOOpus Number ZooAdditional works for woodwind quintet to be announced.SUMMERZOOZIKSATURDAY,  AUGUST  14    |    6:00  PM  +  8:00PMCINCINNATI  ZOO'S  WINGS  OFWONDER  AMPHITHEATERApproximately 1 hour and 10 minutesConcert SponsorsTerri & Thomas AbareMusic SponsorsVenue SponsorsLinda Holthaus & Richard ZinicolaCurator SponsorsDavid & Cecilia CarterEvent Production SponsorEvent SupportersDick & Mary Lu AftFestival SponsorAUSTIN E. KNOWLTON FOUNDATIONChamber Crawl Series SponsorTHE LOUISE TAFT SEMPLE FOUNDATION95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 20 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 21PERFORMANCE CURATORAaron Brant, CCO principal horn CCO MEMBER SINCE 2012Coalescing dual roles as artist and teacher, Aaron Brant performs a heavy volume of orchestral and chamber music concerts as well as teaches a wide array of students.In addition to his responsibilities as principal horn of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Aaron serves as principal hornist with the Dayton Philharmonic where he has been featured as a concerto soloist. Aaron also performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony, periodically as guest Associate Principal Horn. As an educator, Aaron teaches horn at the University of Dayton and at Wright State University.He has previously taught at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic Educational Brass Quintet, aka the Carillon Brass. Aaron also spent seven years teaching SPARK lessons in select 3rd and 4th grade classrooms in the Miami-Valley (SPARK was a DPO educational program where musicians teach State of Ohio common core curriculum using musical vehicles).Before moving to Dayton Aaron was the principal horn of the South Bend Symphony for four seasons. In South Bend he made his solo debut in 2009, performing the Horn Concerto No. 1 of Richard Strauss. Aaron also spent four seasons as third horn of the Ann Arbor Symphony, frequently fi lling in as principal horn. He has also worked extensively with the Grand Rapids Symphony.His primary teachers were Alan DeMattia of the Cleveland Orchestra, Randy Gardner (CCM) former member of both the CCO and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Peter Landgren (Peabody Institute) formerly of the Baltimore Symphony.KNOW A BOY WHO LOVES TO SING? NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2021SESSIONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 18AUDITIONED AND NON-AUDITIONED ENSEMBLESVisit for more information.95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 21 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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22 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutesHER VOICESUNDAY, AUGUST 15 | 4:00PMCONEY ISLAND'SMOONLITE PAVILIONELENA KATS-CHERNINMezmerREENA ESMAILNishaniHeidi Yenney, viola d'amoreSHELLEY WASHINGTONMiddlegroundJENNIFER JOLLEYFROM Spielzeug Strassenbahn (Toy Trolley): I. Ding DingRebecca Andres, fl uteSujean Kim, violinGABRIELA LENA FRANKFROM Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout: VI. CoqueteosLILIAN ELKINGTONRomance, Op. 1 (World Premiere)Celeste Golden Boyer, violinEckart Preu, keyboardJEAN-BAPTISTE ARBAN, ARR. EDWARD FRANKO GOLDMANFantasie and Variations on The Carnival of VeniceAshley Hall, trumpetEckart Preu, keyboardConcert SponsorsJC Purk & Dr. Jason Blackard CCO Soloist SponsorsDr. Jocelyn Wang & Peter HsiCurator Sponsor, Eckart PreuElizabeth A. StoneMusic SponsorsReena Dhanda Patil & Yash PatilEvent SupportersMr. and Mrs. Robert J. WalkerEvent Production SponsorFestival SponsorAUSTIN E. KNOWLTON FOUNDATIONA Little Afternoon Musik Series SponsorsROSEMARY & MARK SCHLACHTERIRV & MELINDA SIMONPERFORMANCE CURATORECKART PREUmusic director and keyboardA proudsponsor of themusical arts95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 22 7/29/21 6:58 AM

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24 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021ORGANIC MICROBRASSTUESDAY, AUGUST 17 | 8:00PMPYRAMID HILL SCULPTUREPARK'S PAVILIONApproximately 1 hour and 30 minutesAll arrangements by Eric Lechliter.PAUL DESMONDTake FiveBENNY GOLSONI Remember Cli ordDIZZIE GILLESPIEA Night in Tunisia GEORGE GERSHWINFROM Porgy & Bess: 'Summertime'Additional jazz works for brass quintet and organ trio to be announced.Don't forget to stick around following this show: After a brief stage change Eric Lechliter will join the Steve Schmidt Organ Trio for a free second set!Festival SponsorAUSTIN E. KNOWLTON FOUNDATIONArtist SponsorEdward A. LyonVenue SponsorTony ColeEric Lechliter SponsorEckart's XtrasCurator SponsorsKaren, Nicole & Mindi Ten Napel, and Chris O'BrienEvent Supporters Liz & John Dye Allison & Brett EvansLori & Bob FregolleEvent Production PartnerChamber Crawl Series SponsorTHE LOUISE TAFT SEMPLE FOUNDATION24 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 202195605_01_CCO_Program.indd 24 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 25PERFORMANCE CURATORBrooke Ten Napel, CCO second horn CCO MEMBER SINCE 2019Brooke Ten Napel is an active orchestral and chamber music performer in the Greater Cincinnati area, joining the CCO in 2019.Originally from Sibley, Iowa, she holds degrees from Luther College (B.A.) and University of Cincinnati CCM (M.M., A.D.). In addition to being third horn of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, she performs regularly with the Louisville Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic and various other ensembles. Brooke also serves as Adjunct Professor of Horn at Xavier University.STEVE SCHMIDT Pianist Steve Schmidt was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He took two years of basic piano lessons in grade school, but spent more time playing baseball and basketball. It was an attraction to guitar - to blues and blues-oriented rock bands - that really drew Steve into the pursuit of music. Throughout high school he spent much of his free time playing guitar along with records and jamming with others around the city. Blues led to jazz, and he switched to piano the summer after high school to teach himself the chords and melodies of jazz.Soon after, Steve began playing in various pop, fusion and jazz bands. In 1979 he toured with Columbia recording artist and guitarist Wilbert Longmire. Later that year he became the house pianist at The Blue Wisp Jazz Club, the city’s leading jazz venue, where he booked soloists who played with The Steve Schmidt Trio each weekend for 13 years. Some of the artists Steve has played with include Eddie Harris, Charlie Rouse, Joe Henderson, Herb Ellis, Tal Farlow, Joe Lovano, Mark Murphy, Johnny Coles and Scott Hamilton. Also in that year Steve became a founding member of the 16-piece Blue Wisp Big Band led by drummer John Von Ohlen. In 1984 Steve was called upon to fi ll in for an ailing Count Basie for three nights as the Count Basie Orchestra came through town. Since Basie’s death, he has been asked to play with the band on numerous occasions.In recent years Steve has received numerous Cammy Awards (sponsored by The Cincinnati Enquirer, recognizing outstanding local talent) for The Steve Schmidt Trio and Steve Schmidt Organ Trio (in which he plays the Hammond B-3 organ). He has appeared on all of The Blue Wisp Big Band’s recordings, on four CD’s with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, on many other Cincinnati artist’s albums and his own 2005 trio CD RED AND ORANGE, recorded in New York City with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Je Ballard.In 2018, Steve was voted into the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame. In 2019, Steve performed at the Newport Jazz Festival with the Royal Bopsters, a group he has also recorded two albums with. Steve continues to play regularly in the Tri-State area, including every Wednesday with the Blue Wisp Big Band.For more information on Steve, visit his website at 25 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 27FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 | 8:00PMPrelude Talk: 7:00PM Eckart Preu, conductorWOMEN IN MUSIKJESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst (CCO Premiere)REENA ESMAIL Teen Murti (CCO Premiere)GABRIELLA SMITH Brandenburg Interstices (CCO Premiere)WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 ("Turkish")I. Allegro aperto – Adagio – Allegro aperto II. Adagio (E major) III. Rondeau – Tempo di minuetto Caroline Goulding, violinToday's performance is sponsored by Jeanne & Chris Barnes andCaroline Goulding is sponsored by Rebecca Bolce & Keith Wood.Concert Sheet Music sponsored by Lisa & Tim Massa and Nancy & Christopher VirgulakEvent Production is sponsored by SUMMERMUSIK SPONSORED BY Austin E. Knowlton FoundationLike what you heard today? Find us on Spotify at "Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra" for playlists curated for each concert.Wine will be available for purchase. Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 27 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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28 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021CAROLINE GOULDINGBy the age of 17, violinistCaroline Gouldinghad played with theCleveland Orchestra,Cleveland Pops,Detroit Symphony andBu alo Philharmonic, made television appearances on The Today Show and Martha Stewart’s Martha, and received a Grammy Award nomination for her fi rst recording. Critics typically noted the amazing maturity of her interpretations and the all-encompassing character of her virtuoso technique.Gouldinghas managed to develop a reasonably broad repertory, too, playing concertos byMozart,Mendelssohn,Brahms(Double Concerto),Tchaikovsky,Sibelius, andKorngold, as well as other concert and recital fare bySchumann,Saint-Saëns,Sarasate,Gershwin and many others.Caroline Goulding(pronounced GOLDing) was born in Port Huron, Michigan, in 1992. At age three she began lessons on the violin withJulia Kurtyka. Later on she had studies withPaul Kantorat the University of Michigan. AfterKantortook a post with the Cleveland Institute of Music whenGouldingwas 11, her family relocated to Cleveland so she could continue studies with him there.Gouldingalso studied at Juilliard via the Starling-Delay Symposium, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Having appeared as a regular at the Aspen Music Festival and School since she was ten,Gouldingentered the concerto competition there at 13 and won fi rst prize (2005). The following year she appeared on the television program From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall, hosted by pianistChristopher O’Riley.Gouldingsoon made a number of acclaimed debuts, including her 2007 appearance with theCleveland Popsin a performance of theVieuxtemps’s Souvenir d’Amérique.In 2008Gouldingsigned a three-CD deal with Telarc Records, and the following year her fi rst recording, entitled simplyCaroline Goulding, was issued. A collection of works byCorigliano,Kreisler,Vieuxtemps, and others, and featuring accompaniment byO’Riley, the disc not only garnered a Grammy nomination, but made the classical Top 15 in Billboard. A second Telarc album featuringGoulding appeared in 2009,From the Top at the Pops. Drawn from live performances in October 2008, the album featuresGoulding in a performance of theBruchFirst Concerto, with conductorErich Kunzelleading theCincinnati Pops Orchestra. In fall 2011Gouldingstudied at the New England Conservatory withDonald Weilerstein. That was also the year she was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant. Since then she has appeared extensively in Europe, and has performed at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and as part of the Marlboro Music Festival.In 2016, she released a recital disc withDanae Dörken, with whom she toured Europe during the 2016-2017 season, on the ARS label. A Swiss prize led to a 2018 Claves release pairing theKorngoldconcerto withMozart‘s Concerto No. 5, with the Berner Symphonieorchester and conductorKevin John Edusei.For more information on Caroline, visit her website at 28 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL  2021  |  29PROGRAM NOTESby Gavin BorchertJessie Montgomery (b. 1981)Starburst (2012)Born in New York City, Montgomery is a violinist, composer, andeducator with a graduate degree in composition and multimedia fromNew York University. She is a member of the Catalyst Quartet and acollaborator touring with cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Forclose to 20 years Montgomery has been a liated with The SphinxOrganization, a chamber orchestra of 18 of the nation’s top Black andLatinx classical soloists. Her debut album, Strum: Music for Strings,was released in 2015 on Azica Records; one review summed up hereclectic style as follows: “The album combines classical chambermusic with elements of folk music, spirituals, improvisation, poetryand politics, crafting a unique and insightful new-music perspectiveon the cross-cultural intersections of American history.”About her 2012 Starburst, Montgomery writes: “This brief one-movement work for stringorchestra is a play on imagery of rapidly changing musical colors. Exploding gesturesare juxtaposed with gentle fl eeting melodies in an attempt to create a multidimensionalsoundscape. A common defi nition of a starburst—‘the rapid formation of large numbers ofnew stars in a galaxy at a rate high enough to alter the structure of the galaxy signifi cantly’—lends itself almost literally to the nature of the performing ensemble who premiered the work,The Sphinx Virtuosi, and I wrote the piece with their dynamic in mind.”Reena Esmail (b. 1983)Teen Murti (2013)Currently living in Los Angeles, Esmail is one of today’s most active andacclaimed composers, celebrated for her deft and engaging combinationof Western and Hindustani musical traditions. Her extensive catalogincludes choral and orchestral pieces, chamber music, and works for bothWestern and Hindustani voices and instruments, including a sitar concertocommissioned by the Seattle Symphony, where she serves as composer inresidence.Of Teen Murti for string orchestra, commissioned by the Houston-based River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Esmail writes: “Most Indians willimmediately recognize Teen Murti as the name of the New Delhi residenceof the fi rst prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The residence,which now serves as an incredible cultural resource (library, museum, and planetarium), isnamed for the sculpture that stands in front of it. ‘Teen Murti’ means three statues, fi gures,or representations in Hindi. Though not directly based on the sculptures, this work sharestheir title as it is centered around three large musical ‘fi gures’ that are adjoined by shortinterludes—similar to the idea behind Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. It lays out threetableaux: Each is rooted in a specifi c raag and its Hindustani melodic tradition, and thosemelodies are interwoven using a more Western technique.“At the many concerts of Hindustani musicians I attended while I was in India, I noticed acurious thing that would happen before each performance. The artist would announce theraag to be sung or played that evening, and immediately, many of the cognoscenti in the audience would begin humming the characteristic phrases or pakads of that raag quietly tothemselves, intoning with the drone that was already sounding on stage. It had a magicalfeeling—as if that raag was present in the air, and tiny wisps of it were already starting toprecipitate into the audible world in anticipation of the performance. I wanted to open this95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 29 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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30  |  SUMMERMUSIK  FESTIVAL  2021Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K.219 (1775)"All in all, the Mozarts in the 1770s led a rich sociable existence,exchanging visits with friends, regularly participating in congenialentertainments, and attending the theater, concerts, and public balls.”Thus writes Mozart biographer Maynard Solomon of Salzburg in theperiod from the spring of 1773, when Mozart returned from an Italianjourney, to the fall of 1777, when he set o again, bound eventuallyfor Paris. This Salzburg period can be seen as the brilliant last gaspof Mozart’s days as a child prodigy. When he left in 1777, asserting hisindependence both from his employer the Archbishop of Salzburg andfrom his father, he crossed the line into adulthood. His Paris journeywas to bring not only the death of his mother and an unrequited love a air, but also a rudeawakening as regarded his employability and his future fi nancial prospects.But in Salzburg, Mozart was petted and feted as a local celebrity (Solomon titles his chapteron this period ‘Favorite Son’). He was in demand in the mid-1770s as a piano teacher to thedaughters of the upper class, and poured out a rich stream of serenades and divertimentos(more in demand than symphonies, of which he wrote none between 1774-78) to decoratetheir social events. His patrons are immortalized in the nicknames of the works of this period:the ‘Lutzow’ and ‘Lodron’ concertos, the ‘Andretter,’ ‘Colloredo,’ and ‘Ha ner’ serenades.Some of these multi-movement serenades included movements with extensive violin solos—concertos, really, embedded in these larger works, which o ered Mozart as concertmaster anLike what you heard today?Find us on Spotify at "Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra"for playlists curated for each concert.piece in that way, and continue to return to that idea in the interludes.“While I never made it to Teen Murti during the time I lived in Delhi, coincidentally, the fi rsttime one of my compositions was premiered in the city was at a concert at Teen Murti, barelya few months after I had returned to the U.S.”Gabriella Smith (b. 1991)Brandenburg Interstices (2012)Smith, who has studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and iscurrently a doctoral candidate at Princeton, describes herself as a“composer and environmentalist . . . [I] grew up in the San Francisco BayArea playing and writing music, hiking, backpacking, and volunteering on asongbird research project.” That her Brandenburg Interstices is scored for a Bach-like ensemble of fl ute, strings, and harpsichord is no coincidence; ofthe work, she writes, “[It] was commissioned by the 2012 Lake ChamplainChamber Music Festival as a companion piece for Bach’s 5th BrandenburgConcerto. As a way of paying homage, I tried to incorporate Bach asnaturally as possible into my wide range of other musical infl uences (fromminimalism to blues, American folk music, Ligeti, and Xenakis, amongothers). I envisioned a piece that would celebrate the way in which Bach has inspired me as wellas demonstrate the connections I see between Bach and my other infl uences.”95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 30 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 31opportunity to display his violin prowess. His fi ve full-scale violin concertos (that is, excludingmiscellaneous single-movement works) were also all written during this Salzburg period; four of them, in fact, between April and December 1775 (the Concerto No. 1 seems to date from 1773), and all for himself to play.There are surprises in store for the listener in Mozart’s Fifth Concerto (which I will now spoil; such is the irony of program notes). The opening Allegro aperto gets o to a brisk start with an upward-bounding passage. But when the solo violin enters, the tempo suddenly slows for six murmuring bars in Adagio tempo. Then, just as suddenly, we’re back to Allegro, with the orchestral opening now heard again as an accompaniment to a fl amboyant downward solo violin gesture.The fi nale is in rondo form: a main theme/section is heard several times, with contrasting music between each statement. The main tempo is a moderate minuet; one triple-time intervening episode retains this tempo but darkens into a minor key. The movement’s central section o ers even more contrast—a quick tempo, in duple time, cast in the ‘Turkish’ style, an exotic musical fl avor popular in Mozart’s day (as in his ‘Rondo alla turca’ for piano or his opera The Abduction from the Seraglio). ‘Turkish’ music featured strong, even relentless, rhythms, drone basses, and either actual percussion or percussion-like sound e ects, such as the col legno passage in this concerto in which the orchestral strings play with the wood, not the hair, of their bows. After the storm passes and the solo violin o ers one last bit of fl ash, the opening minuet returns blithely, as if nothing had happened, and the concerto ends, not barnstorming, but genteelly. There’s something sly about this quiet close, as if Mozart were raising an eyebrow: “You weren’t expecting a show-o big fi nish, were you?”HELPING INVESTORS GET WHERE THEY WANT TO BE.Let’s get started. www.fortwashington.com95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 31 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 33The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra wishes to thank the following individuals, corporations and foundations for their generous financial support between July 21, 2019 and July 21, 2021. If a name has been inadvertently omitted, please contact Ralf Ehrhardt at 513.723.1182 x2, or email, so we can correct our records.Festival ($5,000 & up)A Friend of the CCOTerri & Tom AbareArtsWaveJeanne & Christopher BarnesDave & Gale BeckettMary Ann & John BoornManuel & Cynthia ChavezMartin & Kim ChavezNathan ChavezRachel ChavezRobert & Debra ChavezRobert Chavez Jr. & Dr. Allison FerrerAnthony ColeThe Charles H. Dater FoundationThe Thomas J. Emery Memorial of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation Susan Esler & Steven SkiboFort Washington Private Client GroupDonald W. Fritz, Ph.D.Clifford GoosmannKarlee HilliardLinda R. Holthaus & Richard ZinicolaThe Austin E. Knowlton FoundationNancy & Jonathan LippincottHannah MoutranThe National Endowment for the Arts The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts FundOhio Arts CouncilDaniel PfahlThe William O. Purdy Foundation of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation The Josephine Schell Russell Charitable TrustG. James & Ruthann SammarcoThe Marge & Charles J. Schott FoundationIrwin & Melinda SimonRosemary & Mark SchlachterThe Louise Taft Semple FoundationThe Nellie Leaman Taft FoundationUSA Eagle CarportsThe Wohlgemuth Herschede FoundationConductor ($3,000 - $4,999)Marina AbantoRyan & Kate BoggsRebecca Bolce & Keith WoodJohnnie & Pam CarrollSijie Dai & Michael MuiPeter Hsi & Jocelyn WangReena Dhanda & Yash PatilRoxanne QuallsRuth Schwallie & Mark SilbersackConcertmaster ($1,500 - $2,999)Grant & Megan CambridgeDavid & Cecilia CarterLydia ChavezRuth J. & Robert A. Conway Foundation Kelly M. Dehan & Richard J. StaudigelBrett & Allison EvansCarol KruseScott LangEdward LyonLisa & Tim MassaMatinee MusicaleAnne McAdamsMichael T. MooreJohn OstermanJC Purk & Dr. Jason BlackardMax ReifKameron SchlachterLib StoneKaoru SuzukiThompson Hine LLPChristopher TschiederNancy & Christopher VirgulakRobert J. & Angela Powell WalkerKaren ZauggOrchestra ($750 - $1,499)LeAnne & Matthew AnklanDiane BabcockMalcolm & Glenda Bernstein Deborah J. Campbell, in memory of Eunice M. WolfMark DaunerLin & Dan DomisDiane DunkelmanEdelman Financial EnginesJon & Mary GimpelVal HaskellPhillip & Barbara HesterFlorette HoffheimerRobert A. & Marian K. Kennedy Charitable TrustKeyBankJohn & Patsy KreitlerCynthia LewisJudy LucasSteven MonderDavid & Vicky MotchNetwork For GoodMarcia PhilippsPatrick PointsJack & Moe RouseGary Shinn & Karen HartmanChristopher G. SparksSummerfair CincinnatiU.S. BankPriscilla WalfordBenefactor ($500 - $749)Dick & Mary Lu AftAlejandro & Tasha AragakiMargaret AtterburyAnthea BeletsisJeffrey BerryDabby BlattDale P. BrownKelly & Tim BrownOUR BENEFACTORS95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 33 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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34 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021Jacqueline ConnerMichael Curran & Manisha PatelJoyce ElkusEvent EnterprisesCarol & Richard FenclTom Filardo & Nora ZorichLori & Bob FregolleDelores Hargrove-Young Patricia & Glenn LarsenKathleen LaurinDan & Anne LovellRick MadduxLarry MagnesenCecilia MaysEric MischellChristine NeyerMary RanHera ReinesRossana StettlerGuy Wolf & Jane MisiewiczTayfun TozunPatron ($200 - $499)Eric AllenBeverly BakerHerbert & Wilma BeigelVictoria & Peter Beltramo Joseph & Anne BinfordDawn & Doug BruestleRachelle Bruno & Stephen BondurantLiz & John DyeBJ & Art ForemanJennifer FunkHaynes GoddardLesha & Sam GreengusJudy & Michael HayesLarry HoltGary JohnstonRobert JuddMarcia Kaplan & Michael PriviteraMalgorzata KlukowskaKelly KolarRita & Pete LaPrestoRichard & Susan LaufJanet McDanielMark McKillipFrederick Morgan Eckart PreuFrank & Lise ProtoTalitha SchulteJanice SeymourDavid & Diane SherrardMaureen StapletonBlanche & Tim SullivanMindi Ten NapelDiana & Paul TrenkampAlice Rogers UhlNancye & Tom Van BruntFrederick & Jo Anne WarrenJames WesnerDeeDee & Gary WestPaul A. WestJoAnn WieghausEmel YakaliSupporter ($50 - $199)A Friend of the CCOEric Aft, in honor of Dick AftKaren AlexanderLucy AllenJanice & Jim Amatulli, in memory of Cortland MeaderAnne Arenstein & Rick Sarason Merrilee AtkinsJack & Diane Baldwin Carol & George Beddie Father James BramlageAaron BrantBob BrewsterAnne & Jeffrey Bullock, in memory of Cortland MeaderPeter & Kathleen CarelsVirginia CoxMiriam CulleyBarbara S. CumminsJohn & Barbara FillionPeninah FrankelKristin FrankenfeldNancy GoldbergHorst & Irmgard HehmannFred & Sherri Heyse Barbara HoffmanJames HoffmanWarren HuffMary-Elizabeth KeefeNina KeyCheri KlinkJoe KoetrockJohn & Elena LeshynJenny & John LukenAlice & James LytleGenevieve & George MabeyKathleen MaehlerAlleen & Shayne ManningMary Jane MayerCornelia McCluskeyDavid & Leslie McCrackenLeslie McNeill, in memory of Cortland MeaderRoger MillerAlan OestreichDon & Marge PaulsenNicholas Payne & Cynthia HeinrichMichael PurcellJoseph RatermanKathleen RiemenschneiderCarole & Edwin RigaudConnie & Don RoeschPatty RoselyCathy RosenbaumLouis & Ellen RossKim Allison SalitBob & Judith SauerbreyMaria & Trent SchadeJanice SeidelRachelle SekerkaEdward SilbersteinDania SmithWilliam L. SmithJohn SpilleKayla SpringerJanet & Jim SteinerDennis & Helen SullivanKaren Ten NapelNicole Ten NapelBarbara & Daniel Van AntwerpKaren ZieglerTerri & Thomas AbareThe BMW Store in Kenwood Gavin BorchertDonlin & AssociatesEvent EnterprisesHilton Cincinnati Netherland PlazaThe Vicki Reif Memorial FundLeAnne & Matthew Anklan Alejandro & Tasha AragakiMusic MinionsKen Jordan Cindy Lewis Michael Moore Dan PfahlIn-KindHILTON CINCINNATI NETHERLAND PLAZA • 35 WEST FIFTH STREETBAR AT PALM COURT RESERVATIONS: 513.564.6424CINCINNATINETHERLANDPLAZA.HILTON.COMcreate new hiy95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 34 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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36 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021Marina Abanto, Community VolunteerTerri Reyering Abare, Community VolunteerRyan Boggs, Fort Washington Capital Partners GroupGrant Cambridge, Event EnterprisesJohnnie Carroll, U.S. BankRobert Chavez, Chavez PropertiesSijie Dai, Procter & GambleSusan Esler, Community VolunteerTom Guth, Orchestra RepresentativePeter Hsi, Community Volunteer Linda Holthaus, Community VolunteerEric C. Kearney, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of CommerceNancy Lippincott, Community VolunteerEd Lyon, Tax Master Network, LLCMichael Moore, WealthquestWesley H. Needham, Duke EnergyReena Dhanda Patil, University of Cincinnati Academic Health CenterDaniel Pfahl, PNC BankAngela Powell Walker, School for Creative and Performing ArtsJohn C. Purk, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Roxanne Qualls, Sibcy Cline RealtyRosemary Schlachter, 25th HourChristopher G. Sparks, Edelman Financial EnginesKaoru Suzuki, Thompson Hine LLPChristopher Tschieder, Johnson Investment CounselManami White, Orchestra RepresentativeMichael AbneyJames AdamsRichard N. Aft, Ph. D.Je rey AndersonBoris AuerbachWilliam BalzanoCarol BeddiePaul BernishJo Ann BobbittJohn R. BrooksPaul BrunnerThomas BuckSusan BuseKenneth ButlerBrook ChertockRebekah ChesnesMichael A. Cio William ClarkStephen ConatonSally ConnellyRobert Conway, Jr.Scott CookGregory CoonsJoel C. CornetteJe rey CraigWilfrid DalyAmy DarrahRafael de AchaRobert EliasBettina EngelmannJerome EwersJulie FarkasThomas W. FilardoJosef E. FischerKatharine FrankDonald W. Fritz, Ph.D.Nicholas L. FryJennifer FunkLinda GoodroeDavid HabischWilliam HahnEmily HarboldMort HarshmanColleen HauserBetsy HodgesMargaret Ho manHelle Banner HoermannDaniel Ho heimerRichard IsgrigCarol IwasakiPaul JakubowksiKatherine JansonPaul JetterDavid A. KlingshirnFlorence KoettersMarvin KolodzikMark KroegerRonald KuzmaErin LombardiJoanie LottsLarry S. MagnesenRandolph McAuslandKaren McKimRajani MenonMichael MotchVicky MotchDean MoulasChristine E. NeyerCora OgleAlbert PeterSally Krefting PhillipsJane PopeJoyce ReMelody Sawyer RichardsonWilliam RiggsJack RouseRuth SawyerGeorge A. SchaeferRuth SchwallieDavid B. SchwartzThomas SchwartzArt ShribergLinda SiekmannEdward SpaethShane StarkeyCindy StarrBrett StoverTimothy TepeBrian Ti anyRichard Tripp William TsacalisSerena TsuangKaren TullyAlice Rogers UhlSteven VamosiDenise VandersallStephanie Allgeyer VestRea WaldonJulie Washington Gail W. WellsDuncan WhiteShelby WoodNicholas YodaEmeritus BoardRichard N. Aft, Ph. D.Boris AuerbachSally ConnellyDr. G. James Sammarco Mrs. Ruthann SammarcoRuth SchwallieCCO Board of TrusteesTerri Reyering Abare, President Christopher G. Sparks, Immediate Past PresidentRyan Boggs, TreasurerNancy Lippincott, SecretaryWesley H. Needham, Chair, MarketingRosemary Schlachter, Chair, DevelopmentSusan Esler, Chair, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & AccessibilityLinda Holthaus, Chair, Community Engagement & EducationHonorary TrusteesLeAnne Anklan, Executive DirectorRichard Becker, Production AssociateRalf Ehrhardt, Finance DirectorMaureen Hickey, Production AssociateJosh Levin, Box Office AssociateElizabeth Robinson, Stage ManagerJoshua Senger, Development AssociateEmma Steward, Marketing AssociateAnn Stewart, Communications DirectorManami White, Orchestra Personnel ManagerCCO Sta RPI Graphic Data Solutions1950 Radcliff DriveCincinnati, Ohio 45204(513) 471-4040sales@rpigraphic.comPRINTING & FINISHINGPAPERBOARD PACKAGINGDIECUTTINGSTRUCTURAL DESIGNFULFILLMENTKIT-PACKINGRPI Graphic Data SolutionsOver 50 Years of Excellence!www.rpigraphic.comInnovative Printing & Packagingfor a Sustainable World95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 36 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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38 | SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021GUIDE MAPVENUES & PARKINGPyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s Pavilion1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 45013Public Parking Lot3400 Vine St. 45220Cincinnati Zoo’s Wings of Wonder Amphitheater3400 Vine St. 45220ABCDEden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion1600 Art Museum Dr. 45202GPlayhouse in the Park Garage/Street Parking962 Mt. Adams Cir. 45202HConey Island’s Moonlite Pavilion6201 Kellogg Ave. 45230IVenue Parking Lot6267 Kellogg Rd. 45230JHilton Hotel Parking Garage 35 W 5th St. 45202Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza & Orchids of Palm Court35 W 5th St. 45202EFPublic Parking Lot1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 45013HAMILTONHamilton Cleves RdGreat Miami RiverPyramid Hill Sculpture ParkABAVONDALECDForest AveVine StDury AveErkenbrecher AveSwan LakeCincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardensDOWNTOWNVine StRace StW 4th StW 5th StEFGHANDERSON TOWNSHIPSutton RdKellogg AveKellogg RdJIOhio RiverConey IslandParkMT. ADAMSIda StMt Adams DrParkside PlParadrome StParadrome StArt Museum DrArt Museum DrArt Museum DrMt Adams Cir Mt Adams DrMt Adams CirI-275I-275CUT HERE95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 38 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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SUMMERMUSIK FESTIVAL 2021 | 39GUIDE MAPVENUES & PARKINGPyramid Hill Sculpture Park’s Pavilion1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 45013Public Parking Lot3400 Vine St. 45220Cincinnati Zoo’s Wings of Wonder Amphitheater3400 Vine St. 45220ABCDEden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion1600 Art Museum Dr. 45202GPlayhouse in the Park Garage/Street Parking962 Mt. Adams Cir. 45202HConey Island’s Moonlite Pavilion6201 Kellogg Ave. 45230IVenue Parking Lot6267 Kellogg Rd. 45230JHilton Hotel Parking Garage 35 W 5th St. 45202Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza & Orchids of Palm Court35 W 5th St. 45202EFPublic Parking Lot1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd. 45013HAMILTONHamilton Cleves RdGreat Miami RiverPyramid Hill Sculpture ParkABAVONDALECDForest AveVine StDury AveErkenbrecher AveSwan LakeCincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardensDOWNTOWNVine StRace StW 4th StW 5th StEFGHANDERSON TOWNSHIPSutton RdKellogg AveKellogg RdJIOhio RiverConey IslandParkMT. ADAMSIda StMt Adams DrParkside PlParadrome StParadrome StArt Museum DrArt Museum DrArt Museum DrMt Adams Cir Mt Adams DrMt Adams CirI-275I-275CUT HERE95605_01_CCO_Program.indd 39 7/29/21 6:59 AM

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