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In Memorium
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Memorial and Honorary Gifts

In memory of John Auer
James W. Cheevers

In memory of Catherine Reistrup
James W. Cheevers

In memory of Thea Lindauer
James W. Cheevers

In memory of Ralph Bluntschli
Elizabeth Gordon-Bluntschli

In memory of Peggy Ertlmeier
Bob Sherer

In honor of Jim Cheevers
Don and Keren Dement

In honor of Anna E. Greenberg
Don and Keren Dement

In memory of John B. Moore
Don and Keren Dement

In memory of Julie Hall
Monica Kaiser

In memory of Michael Kurtz
Pat Zeno and Frank Parent

In memory of Michael Kurtz
William and Constance Scott

In memory of Pamela F. Bush
David Bush

In memory of Paige Miller
The Paige Miller Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Damon Santos
Barbara and Everett Santos

In Memory

Edward Ross Goldstein
July 29, 1954 - January 6, 2023

Edward Ross Goldstein

Edward Goldstein was the principal tubist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1974 to 2018 and performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to being a founding member of the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble in 1974, he was also the founder and director of the Baltimore Jazz Orchestra, the Swanee River Ragtime Band, the Brass Menagerie Brass Quintet and the Bourbon Street Ramblers. Ed was co-author of the definitive, 656-page, scholarly work on his instrument, The Tuba Source Book, published by Indiana University Press. Ed was the Music Contractor for Center Stage and Everyman Theater in Baltimore, MD. In addition to private teaching, Ed was on the music faculties of Loch Raven High School in Baltimore County and the Peabody Institute Preparatory Department. On April 3, 2022, Ed received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Baltimore Musicians Union. Contributions in his memory may be made to Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue, 2001 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 or the Peabody Preporatory General Scholarship Fund, www.peabody.jhu.edu/preparatory/

Dr. Michael J. Kurtz
May 8, 1949 - December 17, 2022

Dr. Michael J. Kurtz

Dr. Kurtz served at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for 37 years, during which time he held significant leadership positions, supervised hundreds of staff in multiple locations, and led national efforts in electronic records preservation and management, declassification, and transparency of government records. Dr. Kurtz was the author of several highly cited publications in the areas of archives management and administration. His 2006 book, "America and the Return of Nazi Contraband: The Recovery of Europe’s Cultural Treasures" (Cambridge University Press, 2006) was the key inspiration for the 2014 film "The Monuments Men” (directed by George Clooney). 

A longtime supporter of the ASO, Michael Kurtz served as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Board of Trustees and President of the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (FASO). Michael's passion for music was evident in his financial leadership and organizational drive behind the ASO's international tour to Spain (2021) and his ongoing support for the Annapolis Symphony Academy. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Cherie, who passed away in November 2019.   Both Michael and Cherie were very fond of the piano.  Michael's friends and colleagues from FASO believe it is fitting to honor his memory at this Masterworks concert, which features guest artist Jon Nakamatsu playing the piano in Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto.  FASO will underwrite a portion of Mr. Nakamatsu's fee in Michael's memory. FASO requests that memorial contributions to this purpose can be made by sending a tax-deductible check payable to Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 1974, Annapolis, MD 21404 by the end of February.