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  • 2014 - 2015 Season

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  • Now in his 21st season as Music Director of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir and continuing in his 7th season as Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, MATTHEW SAVERY enjoys an expanding reputation for his multi-faceted career as an electrifying performer, dedicated orchestra builder and charismatic teacher.

    Along with his regular duties with the Bozeman Symphony, where his innovative subscription, family and childrens programming earns consistent praise and sold-out houses, Matthew Savery has established an active commissioning program, bringing compelling new compositional voices to his orchestra and its audiences, among them: Kenneth Fuchs Glacier (Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra); Erik Santos Karnak, in the Mines of Desire, Sun Road (Five Sym-phonic Dances for Orchestra); Elodie Lauten Symphony 2001; James M. Stephenson, III Concer-tino and Fanfare for Orchestra; Lowell Liebermann Concerto for Clarinet. During his years with the orchestra, Mr. Savery has also presided over a ten-fold rate of financial growth, while regularly attracting over 4.3% of Bozemans population to its concerts. For several seasons, Matthew Savery offered Montanas schools a Conductor in Residency program that accounted for dozens of hours per school year. He is much in demand as both a competition adjudicator and an in-school clinician. Mr. Savery is a recipient of the Eugene and Sadie Power Award for the Performing Arts. In October 1998, he and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra were the subjects of a special feature on CBS Sunday Morning.

    Since his 2008 appointment to the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Savery and his notable artistic and organizational skills have refocused the greater Casper areas attention on the orchestra with gratifying results, among them a dramatic elevation of the orchestras artistic achievement and the quality of its guest artists, a broadening of the scope of the performance repertoire, a 30% increase in attendance and a 35% increase in the budget. With enthusiastic Board support, he introduced childrens and family concerts during the 2013-2014 season, while introducing Music on the Move, an outreach program, featuring chamber ensembles who serve as ambassadors from the orchestra to the community at large and Conductor in Residency both programs offered to all educational levels, from primary to college. Of special pride to the entire organization are the plans to tour throughout the State of Wyoming, beginning with the 2013-2014 season.

    A native of Western Massachusetts, just down the road from the famed Tanglewood Music Festival, Matthew Savery graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and received his Master of Music Degree from the University of Michigan, where he was the recipient of a Teaching Assistantship to the prestigious studio of Gustav Meier and to which he returned in 2001 and 2006 as a Visiting Guest Lecturer. In addition to Mr. Meier, his principal teachers have been Pascal Verrot and Frank Battisti.

    While at the University of Michigan, Matthew Savery was the founding Music Director of the University Campus Chamber Orchestra; subsequently, he served as Music Director of the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor. He has also led performances with the Boise, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Long Island and Naples philharmonics, East Texas, El Paso, Greater Bridgeport (16 performances), Greater Lansing, Lake St. Clair, New Haven, Quad City, Saginaw Bay, Sioux City, Springfield (MA, MO and OH), South Dakota and Virginia symphony orchestras, Missouri Chamber Orchestra, Cape May Music Festival, Canadas Victoria Symphony, Italys Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari and Turkeys Presidential Symphony Orchestra. In 2001 he made a notable debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, opening its acclaimed summer series at Conner Prairie. Mr. Savery was a member of the first class of the International Institute for Conductors in Kiev, Ukraine, and has led that countrys National Symphony Orchestra in public performance.

    Matthew SaveryMusic Director and Conductor

  • A Letter from the Music Director and Conductor

    Dear Friends,

    Were so pleased you decided to join us for this most gorgeous concert of music, all by French composers.

    At our previous concert, I spoke of Maurice Ravels gift for orchestrating piano pieces (almost a game to him) and that his work with Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition was a splendid example. Le Tombeau de Couperin is widely considered his finest achievement in this regard, displaying amazing finesse. Borrowing from the Baroque Suite, Ravel presents the orchestra at its most graceful, and provides a wonderful showcase for our wonderful woodwind section.

    Next we are happy to introduce cellist Jolyon Pegis, currently Associate Principal Cello for the Dallas Symphony and Principal Cello for the Chautauqua Symphony. Jolyon is an interpreter of true depth and its my great pleasure to once again share a stage with him. Although Lalo was a French composer, his Spanish ancestry shines through brilliantly in this concerto which ends with a wild Spanish dance that may make you want to jump out of your seats and dance in the aisles.

    We conclude tonights program with a piece Ive always wanted to conduct, and many Bozemanites have for years now mentioned they would like to hear. Csar Franck was something of a one-hit-wonder when it came to composing in the form of a Symphony. While he tried his hand at the form early in his career, the Symphony in D was his only real success, and what a success it was. This piece is universally cherished and we are thrilled to have a go at it for you tonight. (And Evie--this ones for you!)

    Please be sure not to miss Jon Harney and our Symphonic Choir, joined by Tobin Stewart and the MSU Symphony Orchestra on November 16th at Holy Rosary Church for a beautiful performance titled of Heaven and Earth. And also mark your calendar for our next party, BSO ON TAP, on November 7th at the Copper Spring Ranch. Call the office or visit us online at for more information, and join us as we raise a glass to symphonic music and the Bozeman Symphony.


    Matthew Savery Music Director and Conductor

  • Denis Prager, President Rene Westlake, Vice PresidentPat Ellis, TreasurerAudrey Cromwell, SecretaryJenny Beard

    Sharon BeehlerVirginia BrattonBridget CavanaughPatricia Gates, Orchestra Representative Paul Gates J. David Penwell

    Stephen SchachmanCliff Schutter Kyle Tannehill, Student RepresentativeStuart WhitehairWalter Wunsch

    2014 2015 Board of directors:


    Gary BachmanCarol BarmoreJenny BeardBeth BoysonKathy BraunRoger BreedingNoreen BreedingApril BuonamiciJames BuonamiciErica BurrellConnie CadeJohn & Mary Ann ChildsCindy ChristinBrian CloseCarol CodeHuguette CoghlanVida CoulterPatricia DeWittKendall DittmarPat DonehooMarie DoubravaIris DriscollJoanna Ellison Erik EmeryErik EmoryKenje FehlbergStephany FlakkerJaime & Keith FosterNate FrylingJennifer Funk

    Kate GardnerDave & Sandra GaskinDavid GentholtsJane GentholtsKen GreenJames GuglielmoEdy HarringtonIris HarringtonElizabeth HarrisElliot HarrisonEileen HoskingAndria HuntsingerTracie JenkinsChelsa JensenBeth JohnsonEmily JohnsonMichelina KazeminejadJessica KellyMadie KellyDavid KingLynn KinnamanCheryl LarsonAnnika Lawrence Erick LawrenceMartin LawrenceVerena LawrenceMichele LetendreChandra LindScott LinneroothMyriah Marsh

    Charlie MartinPaul MartinMarlene MazuranichSusan McCauleyCarole McCleanSusan McConnellChrista MerzdorfJenna MilcotConnie MurrayJoyce OlsonRick & Nancy OjalaSammylu ParsonsEve ParryLeona PoritzNeil PoulsenPam PoulsenLynda & Richard ReileyEdie RennerRoseAnn Revel Allison ReynoldsCharles RichardsonCindy RichardsonGretchen RuppMartin RyanVicki RyanElaine SamuelsonKippy SandsAlyce SchultzElly Schwarzkopf

    Joyce ShepardGonnie SiebelCarla SmithRaha SovereignWilla Jean SpeegleEllen StephensonLisa Storey David Summerfield Barbara SummersRusty SwingleLucille TeselleKaren TinnesGinny TraegerSandy UnderwoodKristina UrbandKathy VanDykeRachel VanKempen FrylingColeman VickKarla VisserMary WaltersLeslie WoodlandJanet ZimmermanLevi ZimmermanAnderson SchoolChief Joseph Middle School (CJMS) Lamont SchoolPetra AcademyWhittier ElementaryMOMS Club

    Beth Boyson & James Gugliemo, Head UshersRene Westlake, Dress Rehearsal Treats CoordinatorPat Jennings, Mailings Chair

    Jennifer Funk & Kathy VanDyke, ConcessionsKendall Dittmar & Kippy Sands Musician Treats

    DIRECTORS: Matthew Savery, Music Director and Conductor Jon Harney, Symphonic Choir Conductor Alan Leech, Cover Conductor Sherry Linnerooth, Executive Director

    COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL:Mike and Eve ArtPeter Bogy Robyn ErlenbushHelori Graff

    John Jr. & Kiku HanesIleana Indreland & Mike DelaneySal & Carol Glenn LalaniMrs. Robert W. Martin, Jr.

    STAFF:Emily Paris-Martin, Director of Marketing and OperationsKristina Edsall, Administrative Assistant and Patron Manager Dia Johnson, Event and Volunteer Coordinator D. Clay Hospodor, BookkeeperBriana Gillet, Intern

    Josey Quinones, Photography Intern Jack Kligerman, Program Notes Jen Grace, Live Video Director David Frank, Equipment Manager Kappa Kappa Psi, Equipment Moving

  • The Bozeman Symphony Wishes to Thank

    Season Subscribers: The Bozeman Symphony is grateful for the support of our almost 900 season ticket holders. Season ticket holders provide stability to our concert season and we appreciate their attendance throughout the year. Season ticket holders receive almost a 40% savings over single ticket prices, priority seating, ticket delivery

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