A Night of Broadway & Opera
January 23, 2021 - February 28, 2021
★ ★ ★
New Philharmonic
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
44th Season 2020-2021
presents
 

A Night of Broadway & Opera

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor
 
Alisa Jordheim, soprano
Kate Tombaugh, mezzo-soprano
Jesse Donner, tenor
Bill McMurray, baritone
 

This presentation is generously supported by an anonymous Soloist sponsor.

 
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
 
Special thanks to
College of DuPage Multimedia Services Department
 
 
Premieres Jan. 23, 2021, 7:30p.m.
Streaming on-demand through Feb. 28, 2021
 

 

Dear MAC Viewers,

 

Thank you for joining us tonight for this virtual performance and supporting the artists in tonight’s performance. We have found ways to keep the arts alive, but what I learned and have always known is that the audience is the most important part of the show and we miss seeing you. I miss the audience interaction and meeting new people at the shows.

 

I am going to ask you a favor… while you are watching please snap a photo and share it with us, so we can share it and stay connected. Feel free to drop us a line to let us know how you enjoyed the show or what you want to see more of. You can email me at martinezd59@cod.edu. I have deep confidence that we will be together in person soon, and we are so fortunate to stay connected through technology and take a break from this crazy world and escape into something that heals, and fills our soul!

 

With deepest gratitude for your support and patronage.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

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Diana Martinez

Director, McAninch Arts Center

 

 
Dear Friends of Our New Philharmonic, 
 
On behalf of my colleagues in the orchestra, we are hoping that you are all safe, healthy, and we certainly miss seeing you! Recent months have set out challenges that I had never before seen in my lifetime.
 
This period, however, reminds me greatly not only of what I learned from my parents’ lives, but also of my grandparents/great grandparents’ lives and the obstacles that they overcame in their overwhelmingly hard times. These people somehow though came through it all - with courage, grit, kindness, good spirits, good hearts.
 
I have a sign on my fridge that says: “Wallace Hartley.” It is to remind me that this violinist on the Titanic was sharing music with his fellow passengers even in The most extraordinary moment for any musician in history.
 
The calling that each of our musicians has felt in their lives is just that - music. We may not be good at flying airplanes, fixing teeth, or playing for the Hawks, but what we look to give the world is music.
 
This coming year we have monster-great season, opening with the astonishing music of John Williams - a concert that celebrates Mr. Williams’ 66th year of composing music for film. And, for the first time we can offer you a Holiday Pops concert that is full of praise, fun and joy. New Year’s Eve and the opera/ Broadway concerts are both BLASTS with some of your favorite singers!
 
In March, I have programmed something that I believe has never been done anywhere in the world before. We are going to perform all three of the beloved Rachmaninoff piano concerti in one night - and with just ONE soloist - Wael Farouk!
 
To close the season, we are proud to present a concert that will kick off the astonishing Frida exhibit and festival held at the MAC, a concert of Hispanic and Mexican music.
 
Thank you for being our wonderful audience.  Thank you for being our friends-in-music!
 
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
 
 
 

 

 

 

Alisa Jordheim
Soprano

Lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “vocally resplendent” and possessing “impeccable coloratura,” soprano Alisa Jordheim made her role and company debut as Clothilde in Pacini’s Maria, regina d’Inghilterra with Odyssey Opera in the 2019/20 season. She also debuted Norina in Don Pasquale in a return to Boston Midsummer Opera, Hannah in The Merry Widow with the New Philharmonic, and sings Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Bach Collegium San Diego. Last season, she made her company and role debut in acclaimed performances as Gilda in Rigoletto with San Diego Opera, sang Ninetta in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra with Teatro Nuovo, Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate with Milwaukee Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Bel Canto Chorus, along with various concerts with the New Philharmonic and the New York Opera Society. She also recently joined Palm Beach Opera for Cunegonde in Candide, made her Paris Opera debut as 1st Knappe in Parsifal, returned to Florentine Opera for both Venus in Venus and Adonis and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and joined Boston Midsummer Opera for Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Ms. Jordheim created the role of Lola in Aldridge’s Sister Carrie with Florentine Opera, a commercial recording of which was released on Naxos Records. Other recent performances include: Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera with On Site Opera and Atlanta Opera, Yum Yum in The Mikado with DuPage Opera, Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Caramoor International Music Festival, Marzelline in Fidelio with Madison Opera, Nannetta in Falstaff with Emerald City Opera, Micaëla in Carmen with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Satirino in La Calisto with Cincinnati Opera, where she previously sang Zweite Knabe in Die Zauberflöte and the Page in Rigoletto. She returned to Florentine Opera as Lulu Baines in Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry after participating in the company’s studio, where she sang numerous mainstage roles with the company including Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Frasquita in Carmen as well as excerpts of Adina in L’elisir d’amore. She is also a former participant in San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Opera program, where she sang both Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. With Central City Opera, she sang Flora in The Turn of the Screw, Ellen in Oklahoma!, Fredrika in A Little Night Music, and Sirena in a family matinee performance of Rinaldo and received both the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Young Artists Training Program Award and the Young Artist Award.

On the concert stage, she has sung Torke’s Book of Proverbs at the Grant Park Music Festival, the title role in Gisle Kverndokk and Aksel-Otto Bull’s Letters from Ruth with the New York Opera Society at the National Gallery of Art, Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn's Insanae et vanae curae with Ensemble Pygmalion at the Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles, further performances of Mozart’s Requiem with Baltimore Symphony, Yum Yum in The Mikado with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, “A Bernstein Banquet” with the Southwestern Suburban Symphony, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Lawrence University, Bach’s St. John Passion with Madison Bach Musicians, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with Madison Bach Musicians and the Milwaukee Symphony, Bestienne in Bastien und Bestienne also with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The Rose in Portman’s The Little Prince with Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Greeley Philharmonic, Orff’s Carmina burana and Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Fox Valley Symphony, and Bach’s Cantata No. 29 with the Dayton Philharmonic.

She holds both a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where her roles included Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos in addition to singing Mozart’s Mass in C minor, with previous studies at Lawrence University. Ms. Jordheim is the 2016 Rose Bampton Award winner by The William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation, where she was also a career grant recipient in 2015. She was awarded an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship and US Student Fulbright Foundation Travel Grant for study and research in Scandinavia towards her doctoral work, also at the University of Cincinnati. She is a two-time winner of the Wisconsin district of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015 winner of the Bel Canto Regional Artists Competition, and the second place winner of the Auditions Plus Classical Singer Vocal Competition. She is also the recipient of the Edith Newfield Scholarship in the Musicians Club of Women Scholarship Competition.

 

Kate Tombaugh
Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh has been praised as “utterly convincing dramatically, and musically superlative” (Seen and Heard International). She has performed professionally throughout the U.S. in works that range the gamut of class-ical and musical theater repertoire. Most recently, she was named the first place winner of the 10th annual Mildred C. Miller International Vocal Competition, hosted by Pittsburgh Festival Opera. Held virtually this year, and featuring an all mezzo edition, Ms. Tombaugh was awarded the top $3,000 prize.

Ms. Tombaugh will be joining the New Philharmonic for virtual streaming concerts in December and January–Holiday Sing-Along and a Night of Broadway and Opera –respectively. In April and May 2021, she’ll be soloing with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in John Corigliano’s “Fern Hill” and in Salon 21’s “Immediate Song” virtual performance featuring the music of Dr. Steven Weimer and Dr. Ellen Harrison set to the poetry of Don Bogen, with Jill Jantzen, pianist. Additionally, Ms. Tombaugh will be presenting an electronic world premiere of a song cycle written for her voice: “Echoes of the Hatchet” by Drew Dolan in early 2021; you can find her recent electronic Midwest premieres of cabaret songs by composer Rachel J. Peters on her YouTube channel.

Last January, Ms. Tombaugh made her debut with Chicago Opera Theater as an ensemble member in the world premiere production of “Freedom Ride,” an opera by Dan Shore which celebrates the story of hundreds of young volunteers who risked their lives to desegregate interstate travel in 1961. Additional engagements last year included return performances with the New Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, and BEST Ensemble of Cincinnati.

Tombaugh’s recent portrayals have included singing “The Dough” in Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere of composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters’ Companionship, two of Rossini’s leading ladies with Winter Opera St. Louis in L’italiana in Algeri (Isabella) and La Cenerentola (Angelina), “Hansel” in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Stockton Opera), and “Fanny Price” in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park (Indianapolis Opera).

Her career in opera was initiated when she placed third in the Chicago Regional MONC Auditions, hosted by NYC’s Metropolitan Opera. Since then, other career highlights have included performing as a soloist at Carnegie Hall upon winning the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, winning the Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition, placing second in the Nicholas Z. Loren Vocal Competition, hosted by the Holland Chorale, and being awarded the “Grace Keagy Award” by NYC-based Kurt Weill Foundation in their annual Lotte Lenya Foundation.

Ms. Tombaugh’s other portrayals include title roles in Handel’s Ariodante and Massenet’s Cinderella, ‘Annie Oakley’ in Irving Berlin’s Annie, Get your Gun, and ‘Mad Margaret’ in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, among others. She has soloed with the Utah Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Seattle Orchestra, Apollo Chorus, concert:nova, Lexington Philharmonic, and Performance Santa Fe.

Ms. Tombaugh trained as a young artist in the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist program, as a Gerdine Artist with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and as a Resident Artist with Utah Opera. Additionally, she was a Stern Fellow with the LA-based Songfest, and performed in the Opera Studio at AIMS in Graz, Austria. She holds a master’s degree in voice from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and dual undergraduate degrees in English literature and vocal performance from Illinois Wesleyan University.

 

Jesse Donner
Tenor

A recent graduate of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, tenor Jesse Donner has already distinguished himself on the operatic and concert stage with his “vibrant” (Chicago Classical Review) and “fresh and juicy” (Chicago Tribune) voice. Upcoming engagements include a return to Union Avenue Opera in his role debut as Rodolfo (La Boheme),  a return to the Evansville Symphony as the Tenor Soloist in Handel’s Messiah, a role and company debut as Danilo (The Merry Widow) with St. Petersburg Opera, a return to New Philharmonic Opera as Danilo (The Merry Widow), and his concert debut with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

In previous seasons, Mr. Donner joined the Louisville Orchestra as the soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, Toledo Opera for their Fall Gala Concert and returned to the Chicago Philharmonic to solo on their Concert for Peace as part of their Polish Festival. He also made debuts with Union Avenue Opera as Ismaele (Nabucco) and New Philharmonic Opera as Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), and sang Emporer Alteum (Turandot) with Cedar Rapids Opera.

Mr. Donner was a resident artist at Lyric Opera of Chicago from 2014-2017, where he was commended for his “polished” and “heroic” tenor (Chicago Classical Review). In 2016-2017, he sang Froh (Das Rheingold), First Armored Man (Die Zauberflöte), and Flavio (Norma) on the mainstage, while covering Normanno (Lucia Di Lammermoor), Helenus (Les Troyens), and Lensky (Eugene Onegin). With the Ryan Opera Center, Donner’s concert appearances included an excerpt from Troilus And Cressida with the Civic Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis, and a concert performance of Lennie Small (Of Mice and Men) with the Grant Park Orchestra, where he “came into his own with his touching portrait of the simple-minded Lennie” (Chicago Tribune).

In the 2015-2016 season, he sang Abdallo (Nabucco) and Der Kellner (Der Rosenkavalier) and covered several leading roles, including General Alfredo in the world premiere of Bel Canto, Ismaele (Nabucco) and Drum Major Wozzeck). To close the season, he shared a recital with renowned soprano Christine Brewer as part of Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria series and received critical acclaim for his Rising Stars in Concert performance of the Prince’s aria from Dvořák’s Rusalka.

Mr. Donner debuted Diener (Capriccio) and Walther (Tannhäuser) in the 2014-2015 season, and covered Walter (The Passenger). For his performance in Tannhäuser, Opera News noted that “Donner fielded a notable Walther, who could be heard pealing above the ensembles.” On the concert stage, he debuted with Chicago’s Civic Orchestra in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles De Tirésias and returned later in their season as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor. Mr. Donner also appeared with the Adrian Symphony as tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Mr. Donner won the 2015 Luminarts Fellowship and the Bel Canto grand prize, received the 2014 George Shirley Award for Opera Performance, a special encouragement award from the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions, and first place in the 2012 Michigan Friends of Opera Competition. A native of Des Moines, IA, Mr. Donner completed graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Iowa State University.

 

Bill McMurray
Baritone

With more than forty operatic roles to his credit, baritone Bill McMurray has been described as “a baritone with warm, rich tones and superb stage presence” by the Durham Herald Sun. Such roles include Figaro in Il baribiere di Sivigila, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Escamillo in Carmen. Walter Martini of the New Buffalo Times reviewed his performance of Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme, saying he was “a powerful actor who brings great elegance to the role. His singing is as fine as anything being heard in major opera houses today.”

Recent engagements include his first major Russian role as Ibn Hakia in Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta with Chicago Opera Theater. He debuted with the Illinois Philharmonic as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah, then returned to Chicago Opera Theater this past winter for the Midwest premiere of Stefan Weisman’s opera The Scarlet Ibis. He concluded his 2018-19 solo season with the symphony orchestra at the University of Chicago as the baritone soloist in Michael Tippett’s oratorio A Child of Our Time, conducted by Barbara Schubert.

Other recent engagements include his first Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata with Harbor Country Opera in Three Oaks, Michigan, concerts with the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Glen Ellyn, and the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Elmhurst Orchestra and Choral Society. Additionally, he sang the role of Mr. Greatorex with Chicago Opera Theater in the world premiere opera Elizabeth Cree, then returned to Summer Garden Opera in Virginia to reprise the role of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia.

Highlights of his 2019-20 season has Mr. McMurray singing his first baritone solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, as well as the role of Riff in a concert version of West Side Story with the same orchestra later this season. He will make his debut with Opera San Antonio in the role of Marullo in the opera Rigoletto in the Spring of 2020.

Previous engagements include his first Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata with Harbor County Opera in Three Oaks, Michigan. Additionally, in 2018 he sang the role of “Mr. Greatorex” with Chicago Opera Theater in the world premiere opera Elizabeth Cree, then returned to Summer Garden Opera in Virginia to reprise his signature role of “Figaro” in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Mr. McMurray sang the lead role of “Prospero” in Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest with Longleaf Opera in NC, while the composer himself was in attendance and received outstanding reviews for his performance. He has sung with noted companies like Florida Grand Opera, Opera North, Knoxville Opera, The Opera Company of NC, Mobile Opera, Opera Carolina, Central City Opera and Opera on the James. Mr. McMurray has also performed several times with the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Opera in the Neighborhoods” and “Meet the Artist” outreach programs. In 2013, Mr. McMurray sang the lead role in the Chicago premiere of Der Kaisser von Atlantis at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the New Millennium Orchestra under the baton of Francesco Milioto.

Equally successful on the concert stage, Mr. McMurray has sung solos in such oratorios as Handel’s Messiah, which he recorded on CD, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, as well as works such as Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and the Faure Requiem. Concert appearances include the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Glen Ellyn, the Elmhurst Orchestra and Choral Society, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony, Chicago Arts Orchestra, New Millennium Orchestra and the Waukegan Symphony. He performed a set of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs with The Chicago Civic Orchestra and was the baritone soloist in a concert version of Porgy and Bess with Northwest Indiana Symphony. Mr. McMurray was also a featured soloist in Florence and Rome, Italy with the combined choirs of St John Cantius Church and St Joseph College. In the summer of 2017, at the Ravinia Festival, he was the bass soloist in the final movement of Haydn’s The Creation, conducted by former Metropolitan Opera Music Director, James Levine. He is a previous first place winner of the National Association Teachers of Singing competition and was one of eight singers selected to the Winners Circle of The Classical Music Vocal Competition, which was held in Chicago.

Kirk Muspratt
Music Director & Conductor

Kirk Muspratt recently received the 2018 Conductor of the Year award from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. He was also named “Chicagoan of the Year” in classical music by John von Rhein and the staff of the Chicago Tribune. In honoring Muspratt, von Rhein said, “Ask the delighted adults and kids who this year flocked to his concerts in west suburban Glen Ellyn with the New Philharmonic Orchestra … They will tell you he made concert going an interactive experience that was both enlightening and— are you ready?—fun.”

Recognized as one of the outstanding figures in the new generation of conductors, Muspratt has garnered international critical acclaim as a “born opera conductor” (Rheinische Post), “a knowledgeable musician who delivers superbly controlled, gorgeously shaped readings” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and “friend to local music” (Midwest Beat Magazine). The Los Angeles Times declared, “Watch him!”

In July 2004, Muspratt was named both music director of New Philharmonic and artistic director/music director of DuPage Opera Theatre (now New Philharmonic Opera). In his last fifteen years, productions featured Otello, Madama Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Barbiere di Seviglia, Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, Faust, Otello, Tosca, The Beggars Opera, Elixir of Love, Turandot, Gianni Schicchi, Cosi fan Tutte, The Mikado, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, and The Merry Widow.

In 2017 and 2009, New Philharmonic was awarded Professional Orchestra of the Year by the Illinois Council of Orchestras.  Programming of the Year award, also by the Illinois Council of Orchestras, was garnered in 2019 and bestowed in 2020.

In his first months at New Philharmonic, Muspratt instituted a Side-by-Side program for local high school students. Six years ago, Muspratt initiated a popular Solo Competition for Children that results in a child performing at every New Philharmonic concert.  In order to involve the community to the maximum, Muspratt has created “Just Ask Kirk™” cards for audience members’ questions and a “Kirkature™” cartoon to help advocate the credo: “Classical music is for everyone.”

Muspratt begins his 20th acclaimed season as music director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra (NISO).  In 2006, with NISO, he initiated the South Shore Summer Music Festival.

From 1991 through 1996, Muspratt served as resident conductor to Lorin Maazel at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he was appointed as associate conductor to Joseph Silverstein at the Utah Symphony Orchestra (1990-1992). From 1987 through 1990, Muspratt served as assistant conductor to Leonard Slatkin at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as well as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was music director of the Alberta Ballet from 1997 through 1999. At the New York Philharmonic, Muspratt has served as a cover conductor. 

In addition to his work in Pittsburgh, Utah and St. Louis, Muspratt has guest conducted the orchestras of Los Angeles, Montreal, London, Korean Broadcast Symphony, Detroit, Rochester, National Arts Center, Vancouver, Knoxville, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Victoria, Thunder Bay, New Orleans, Stamford, Binghamton, Lafayette, South Bend, Puchon, Annapolis, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Baltimore Chamber Symphony. Summer debuts have included the Tanglewood, Chautauqua and Sewanee Music Festivals and the Banff Center for Performing Arts.

In Europe, Muspratt was assistant conductor in the opera houses of Monchengladbach/ Krefeld, Germany, from 1985 to 1987. His American opera-conducting debut came with the Utah Opera in 1991. He returned there to premiere Mascagni’s L‘Amico Fritz. Maestro Muspratt has conducted Die Fledermaus for the Calgary Opera, Faust and Merry Widow for the Utah Opera, Of Mice and Men and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for the Arizona Opera, all to stunning critical acclaim. In addition, he debuted at the Ash Lawn-Highland Summer Opera Festival in Virginia. He returned to Arizona Opera to conduct their production of Dialogues of the Carmelites, to the Utah Opera for their new production of Faust and Amahl and the Night Visitors at Opera Illinois.

In 1983 and 1984, Muspratt was invited to be a scholarship student at the Chautauqua Institute and in 1986 was selected as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival. A year later, he was invited into the Conducting Program at the Tanglewood Festival. In 1988, he was chosen to be one of three conducting fellows for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute at the Hollywood Bowl.

As a teacher, Muspratt has taught at the Conductors’ Institute of the University of South Carolina, the Conductors’ Guild National Workshops, Association of Canadian Orchestras National Conference in Toronto, the Conductors’ Studio at Illinois State University and at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. During the summer, he has often taught a graduate conducting class at VanderCook College of Music and for the last three summers has been teaching at the Northwestern University Summer Opera Seminar. In 2019, he taught graduate conducting master classes at Illinois State University and judged the concerto competition at Northwestern University. Muspratt recently completed six-year tenure on the board of directors of the Conductors’ Guild.

Having always enjoyed working with young people, he has conducted the Pennsylvania Regional Orchestra and the Pennsylvania All- State Orchestra and most recently the IMEA District 9 orchestra. Muspratt has conducted the Boston University Tanglewood Orchestra at the Tanglewood Festival. Muspratt has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them grants from the Canada Council and the Presser Foundation. In 1983 and again in 1984, he was winner of the Strauss Conducting Prize while a conducting student at the Vienna Conservatory. During his tenure in Utah, he received the first Utah Up ’n Comers Award ever given to a classical musician. This honor was awarded to Muspratt for his work and involvement in the Utah Arts Community. In 1987, he was named winner of the prestigious Exxon/Affiliate Artists Award.

He began his studies as a pianist in New York with Harold Zabrack and continued his studies at Temple University with Adele Marcus and Alexander Fiorillo. After completing graduate studies, Muspratt was accepted into the conducting program at the Konservatorium in Vienna, Austria.

Muspratt is a native of Crows Nest Pass, Alberta, Canada. He became an American citizen in the summer of 2010.

In 2016, he was honored to become a Paul Harris Fellow, an award named for the Rotary International Founder, Paul Harris. In recent seasons, Muspratt has conducted at the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.

Benjamin Nadel
Associate Conductor & Librarian

Benjamin Nadel is a classically trained conductor, pianist, and violinist. Based in Chicago, he is the Associate Conductor and Orchestra Librarian for the New Philharmonic and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. He is also the Orchestra Director at North Central College. Benjamin served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master at the Midwest Institute of Opera from 2011 – 2015. He was also Assistant Conductor at Northwestern University’s summer opera program from 2016 – 2017.

Nadel began his conducting studies with Dr. Glenn Block at Illinois State University while completing his undergraduate degree. He then went on to receive his MA in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Iowa with Dr. William LaRue Jones. Early on in his studies Benjamin fell in love with operatic conducting because to him, it is one of the most moving and all-encompassing art forms. This passion for opera led him to the Cincinnati Conservatory’s summer opera program in Spoleto, Italy, where he studied with Maestro Mark Gibson. It was after this that he became Assistant Conductor at the Midwest Institute of Opera, where he had the privilege to work closely with Maestro Joshua Greene of the Metropolitan Opera. Nadel is devoted to understanding the native languages of operatic scores in order to best interpret them musically, so he spent 2 summers in Italian language immersion, and has a firm command of German as well.

As an orchestral conductor Benjamin has worked with several youth groups and high school ensembles, including New Trier, Metea Valley, Glenbard West, and Stevenson High School, as well as the Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony. He also regularly conducts on the summer concerts at New Philharmonic and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

 

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
Chair sponsored by Jeanette N. and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos and by Bob and Joan Olach
 
1st Violin
Jennifer Cappelli, Concertmaster
Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Kristen Wiersum
Debra Ponko
Emily Nash
Sam Battista
Karen Nelson
 
2nd Violin
Kristen LeJeune, Principal
Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald E. Newsom, in memory of Dr. Mary Ellen Newsom
Chikako Miyata
Jo Marie Sison
Bill Kronenberg
 
Viola
Ryan Rump, Principal
Chair sponsored by Karen Dickelman
Sarah Tompkins
Jennifer Silk
 
Cello
Dorothy Deen, Principal
Chair sponsored by John Rutledge
Melissa Bach  
Chair sponsored by John Rutledge
Claire Langenberg
Chair sponsored by John Rutledge
Wei Lu Denton
 
Bass
Michael Meehan, Principal
Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
John Rosenkrans
 
Flute
Carolyn May, Principal
Chair sponsored by Kathleen Yosko
Irene Claude
 
Oboe
Andrew Nogel, Principal
Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Andrew Lietza, Principal
Joseph Claude
 
Clarinet
Mary Payne, Principal
Chair sponsored by Durema Kohl
Lacy Garbar
 
Bassoon
Dianne Ryan, Principal
Lynette Pralle
 
Horn
Phil Stanley, Principal
Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald G. Westlake
Matthew Bronstein
Jeremiah Frederick
Mary Jo Neher
Chair sponsored by Lowell and Barbara Anderson
 
Trumpet
Matthew Baker, Principal
Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
Amy Nelson
Paul Semanic
 
Trombone
Tom Stark, Principal
Adam Moen
Mark Fry
 
Tuba
Doug Zelinka
 
Percussion
David Victor, Principal
Chair sponsored by Jim and Tally Knippen
Andrew Cierny
Kent Barnhart
 
Timpani
James Bond-Harris
 
Harp
Nichole Luchs
Julie Spring
 
Keyboard
Patricia Lee
 
Orchestra Manager
Paula Cebula
 
Associate Conductor, Librarian
Benjamin Nadel
Chair sponsored by Jerry and Susan Schurmeier
 
Personnel Manager
Karen Dickelman
 
   
 
 
 
 
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State of Illinois
Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, PC
Terrence J. Taylor and Maureen Sullivan Taylor
TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Bjarne R. Ullsvik
Dr. Donald G. Westlake
Wight & Company
Mark Wight and Eszter Borvendeg
Wynndalco Enterprises, LLC
 
Encore Circle ($2,500–$4,999)
Anonymous (1)
Mark Baggio
Joseph and Betsy Ballek
Breakwater Forensics LLC
Brookdale Glen Ellyn Senior Living Community
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Burke
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Cray, Kaiser, Ltd.
John and Pamela Dalby
Anonymous Design, Inc.
Ms. Jomarie Fredericks
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fussner
Miss Monica M. Hernandez
Ice Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Johnson
Ms. Durema F. Kohl
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lamb and Susan and Richard Lamb Charitable Fund of The DuPage Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lantz
Mr. Larry C. Larson
Dr. Barbara Lemme
Jane E. Moore
Mortenson Construction
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mueller
Ms. Pattie G. Murray
Jeffrey and Debora Ponko
Gary and Mary Rash
Mr. William C. Raymond
The Rev. Dr. Curtis and Leanne Rolfe
TC WealthPartners/Trust Company of Illinois
Theodore M. Utchen
James and Patricia Vary
West Suburban Art Society
Wheaton Bank and Trust - A Wintrust Community Bank
Ms. Kathleen C. Yosko
 
Director’s Circle ($1,000–$2,999)
Anonymous (4)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson
Robert and Lynne Anderson and Robert and Lynne Anderson Charitable Fund of US Charitable Gift Trust
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bente'
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bentley
Prof. and Mrs. Charles E. Boone
Ronald and Hope Bucher
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
Cabernet & Company
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Carnahan
Mrs. Clark G. Carpenter
Chicago Westmont Tesla
Anita Dickson
Daniel Edelman and Fran Kravitz
Enertherm Corporation
Bruce and Mary Feay
Finances by Design Inc.
Russ and Judy Flores
Joan and Ken Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Giblin
Jeanette N. and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos
Linsley Gray
Ginni and Chris
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hartman
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Hill
Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu
Dr. Beth Johnson
Monica and Andy Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Knippen, II
Charlene Kornoski-Du Vall
Gil and Lola Lehman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Leitz
Ms. Alixe Lischett
Ms. Karen Loftus
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCormack
John and Lynette McCortney
Ellen and Daniel McGowan
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller
LTC and Mrs. James Milobowski
Lynne C. Shigley and Frank B. Modruson
Bill and Nancy Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Norton
Bob and Joan Olach
Jane Oldfield
Madeleine Pachay
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pfefferman
Meri Phillips
Ms. MaryEllen Ponsford
Mr. Daniel B. Porter
Richard and Elizabeth Quaintance
Reserve 22 Restaurant at Village Links
Judy Ronaldson
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Rosley
Ms. Theresa M. Sak
Jerry and Susan Schurmeier
Kristin and Peter Shulman
Skeet and Laura Skeet
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith
Geraldine Smrcina
Marilyn Smrcina
Ms. Eliza Stern
Mr. William Strnad
Ms. Dawn Sullivan Ahern
Ms. Shirley Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Vires
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Webb
Wheaton Rotary A.M. Club
Bonnie M. Wheaton
The Marilyn H. Wolff Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Zelizer
 
Ambassador Circle ($500–$999)
Anonymous (2)
Dr. Barbara S. Abromitis
Anthony and Gwen Achilles
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Adamec
Young Ahn
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Allegretti
Ms. Sindy Almaraz
Mr. and Mrs. Harish Ananthapadmanabhan
Ms. Carmina Arroyo
Col. and Mrs. Renato P. Bacci, Jr.
Ms. Susannah Ball
Amelia Barrett
Mary Ellen and Jack Barry
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barsella
Gayle and Don Bartell
Ms. Eunice Becker
Ms. Susan Bell
Mr. and Mrs. Marco Benassi
Mr. and Mrs. Martin P. Bender
Ms. Janace Bergmann
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bertolacini
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Binnig
Ms. Jennifer Blockinger
Ms. Joanne Bordage
Mr. and Mrs. William Bulger
Mr. and Ms. Juan Pablo Ruiz
Cantigny Foundation
Paula and John Cebula
City of Aurora
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cole
Community Foundation of Will County
Bill Curry and Gretchen Fleming
Sharon D'Alessandro
Ms. Elizabeth M. Daugherty
David A Jenson Catering
Tanya and Stephen Davis
Lynn Day
The Honorable and Mrs. Kirk Dillard
Mark and Kim Dorn
Edwin A. and Gerry Dulik
Carol and David Eisinger
Mr. Ryan M. Ellison
Joseph and Frances Eraci
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Faber
George and Kathryn Fairbairn
Marcela Fanning
Mr. and Mrs. James Fernandez
Mrs. Carol L. Fox Girovich and Mr. Howard Girovich
Fox Valley Endodontic Specialists
Mr. Howard Goldstein and Ms. Margaret McGrath
The Goldstein-McGrath Fund of the DuPage Comm Foundation
Jack and Robin Graham and the Graham Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Mr. and Mrs. John Grodoski
Ms. Debra A. Gurney and Mr. Bruce Elegant
Brian Hamm
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Hann
Gwen and Chet Henry
Mr. Glenn Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Johansson
Mr. Steve Johnson
Karl and Lee Ann Karnatz
Mr. Mike Klopmeyer
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Kranz
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kristufek
Ida Lee
Linda D. Lieder
Mr. Robert A. Lyon
Mr. Javier Macedo and Ms. Celia Santiago
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Marti
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Matte, Jr.
Ms. Barbara V. Maxwell
Marilyn and Tipton McCawley, Jr.
Ms. Kathleen McCullough
Dr. and Mrs. John Messitt
Michael and Sandra Meyers
Mr. Charles J. Misovye
Ms. Alison Monette
Mr. Abel Montoyo
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morrissey
Mark Moser
John Mulherin and Sara Bonkowski
Michael and Judith Nigro
Ms. Laurel Niska
Ms. Kerry O'Brien and Mr. Doug King
Kelly O'Hanlon
Karen Webb Owen
Helen Pachay
Kurt Parent
Mr. Thomas D. Patrick
Dr. and Mrs. James Paulissen
The Peninsula Chicago
People's Resource Center
Picrow Streaming, Inc.
Ms. Alicia Ponce
Primus Temporary Housing
Tom and Karen Pulver
Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Pyrcik, Jr.
Ms. Lizbeth Ramirez
Ms. Cathy Rapata
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Rauschenberger
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Reiter
Richard and Susan Ridge
A. F. and Cecile Robinson
Ms. Celia E. Rodee
Sylvia Rodee
Ms. Lisa Savegnago and Mr. Ronald A. Johnson
Mr. John Schofield
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seidlitz
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Serwinski and the Kenneth and Nancy Serwinski Charitable Fund - Schwab Charitable
Mr. Bruce Sewick, LCPC
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Smith
The Wolfhound Cigar Lounge
Ms. Candy Theobald
Ms. Marilyn J. Todd
Mr. Jeremy Vrtis
Ms. Rachel Walker
Whole Foods
Joan and Raymond Wielgos
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Wilhelm, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Zielinski
Jo Anne Zipperer
 
Performer ($250–$499)
Anonymous (7)
Peggy Aldworth
Arrowhead Golf Club
Mr. and Mrs. Jay J. Augustine
A. C. Barnicle
Patricia and Bruce Beck
Betty and Bob Becker
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Billings
Mrs. Beth Bonde
Mr. and Mrs. James Borus
Mr. and Mrs. James Boves
Mr. Patrick Brosnan
Jim and Joanne Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Perry B. Bump
Ed and Kay Burton
Ms. Nancy Carlson
Mr. Joseph Cassidy
Mr. Robert B. Chasteen
Greg and Janet Chejfec
Chicago Bears
Chicago Bulls
Chicago White Sox
Choose Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Christensen
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Clifford
Mr. and Mrs. James Connolly
Ms. Patricia Conway
Diane Cooper
Don and Anna Mae Davia
Janet Derber
Barbara DiGuido
Robert and Carol Drake, Jr.
Evalee Dumas
DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard L. Eddy
Exelon Corporation
William and Sally Newton Fairbank
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fitzgerald
Frank Gironda Salon
Marcia and Lorne Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Frazin
Fusion Hair Salon
Anonymous Friend of the DuPage Chorale
GLC Illinois, Inc.
Ms. Ruby Greenberg
Ms. Kathryn Handelman
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hasse
John A. Herndon
Mr. and Mrs. David Hight
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hill
Allan G. Hins and Marilyn E. Wilgocki
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Hoepner
Mark and Darlene Holle
Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Horne
I Have a Bean
Ms. Donna Ialongo
Stephanie Iglehart
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jarman
Linda and Robert Jenkins and the Linda and Robert Jenkins Fund of Vanguard Charitable
Fred and Carole Jones
Janet and John Judd
Kendra Scott
Mr. and Mrs. James Klang
Ulrike Konchan
Mr. Michael Kozlowski
Ms. Jill Krueger
Mr. Dale J. Kuby
La Mesa Modern Mexican
Gregory and Kristine Larsen
Le Merridien Chicago Oak Brook
Ms. Nancy Lehrer
R and G Leonavicius
Ms. Mary Locher
Rita Lopez-Brosnan
Wally Lorentsen
Marcel's Culinary Experience
Marek Ashley Salon
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Massa
Jeffrey May
Mr. Donald E. McGowan and Ms. Mary L. Prazak
Mrs. Nina Menis
Mary E. Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Miller
Miskatonic Brewing Company
Ms. Kimberly G. Morris
Bud and Pat Motz
Ms. Carol Newton
Northern IL Commercial Association of Realtors
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin C. Ochwat
Olive 'N Vinnie's Oil and Balsamic Bar
Ms. Mary N. Pieters
Dr. Patricia Pimental
Ms. Mari Kaye Rath
Ginny and Don Raths
Ms. Rene' M. Richards
Ritz Carlton
Ms. Yolanda E. Rocio
Patricia Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rouse
Nancy L. Ruby
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Salyers
Janey Sarther
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Sherman
Ms. Peggy Slepian
Ms. Rose M. Soraich
Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Steenwyk
Ms. Eileen Strong
Grace and Len Swanson
Ms. Leticia Tait
Ms. Patti Taves
Janet Thornbery
Village Links of Glen Ellyn
Judge Debra B. Walker and Mr. Rich Christian
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Wdowiarz
Ms. Nancy Webster
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Whelan
Rich and Kathy Wilders
Mr. Justin Witte
 
Friend ($50–$249)
Anonymous (25)
A Toda Madre
Adelle's Fine American Fare
Ms. Lisa Akroush
Julie and Dale Alvin
Mrs. John Andersen
Mr. Ron Anderson
Arcadia Theater
Mrs. Lynnette Arendt
Mr. and Mrs. Kent C. Aufdengarten
Ms. Christine A. Aument
Aurora Civic Center Authority
Bar Sotano
Barone's Family Restaurant
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Barszcz
Michael and Gail Baruch
Ms. Susan R. Becker
Biff Behr and Lynne Richman
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Belcher
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Ben
Ms. Marie Bennett
Mr. Michael Benninghoff
Mr. Bradley Bensenberg
Ms. Anne Bertino
Blonde Boutique
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolbat
Mr. William Borys
Ms. Laura Botwinick
Mr. Franklin E. Bowes
Mr. George Brannon
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bresolin
Sandy Brewer
Broadway in Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brown
Mr. Roger L. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. George Bruce
Verda and Paul Bufkin
Mr. William Buhr
Dr. and Mrs. John E. Buntrock
L. Burritt
Mildred and Harold Burrow
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows
Ms. Maria Butta
C.B. Conlin Landscapes, Inc
Connie Canaday Howard and Rex Howard
Rick and Patty Carney
Jim Carsten
Ms. Carla Castle
Caterpillar Foundation
Mr. Eric Challenger
Judith Cheney
Mr. Gary P. Chomuk
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Christensen
Barbara L. Christenson
Mr. Michael Church
Mr. Alan L. Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Ray F. Cliff
The Clubhouse
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Cohen
Mrs. Nancy Crawford
The Honorable and Mrs. Daniel J. Cronin
Mrs. Margaret Dady
Ms. Karen Damascus
Anne Marie and Samuel Dando
Jeanne E. Davik
Dempsey-Musker
Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Denecke
George W. and Ann Dervis
Joy and Ron Detmer
Devon Seafood and Steak
Marilyn and Gene Dicola
Ms. Patty Donahue
William Donnelly
Drury Lane Theatre
Duck Duck Goat
Jenny Dunbar
Joanne East
Mr. Nick Economos
Ms. Erin Egan LaMantia
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Egan
Enchantments
Ms. Lisa Engelman
Mr. Miles A. Evans
James Eyre
Ms. Jennifer Fabian
Ms. Bonnie Factor
Christine and Craig Fenne
Ms. Ann Fink
Elinor Flanigan
Mrs. Joan Flynn
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fransen
Ms. Jackie Freeman
Ms. Debra Freeman-Nelson
Gail Fromer
Janet R. Gahala
Ms. Dorothy Garcia and Mr. Thomas Harding
Mary Jane Garrett
Gather and Collect
Jody Gauthier
Ms. Susana Gering
Mr. James Gianfrancisco
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Glab
Glen Prairie
Mr. Mark Godish
Mr. Stephen Goldberg and  Ms. Jeanne Brett and the Jeanne M. Brett Fund of Fidelity Charitable
R. and P. Gondek
Goose Island
Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon
Ms. Faon Grandinetti
Ms. Catherine Grotelueschen
Ms. Wilma W. Gunn
Anne Hacker
Mr. Adam Haefner
Chef Cynthia Hagedorn
Ida Elizabeth Hagman
Mr. and Mrs. David Hall
Ms. Robin L. Hallett
Hampton Inn
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Lubna and Faraz Haque
Diana and Gary Harper
Rebekah and Rodney Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Brad A. Hauserman
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hegarty
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Heise
Mr. and Mrs. James Helt
Mr. Geoffrey Henry
Lance Herning
Ms. Susan Hervey
Ron Hilton
Ms. Dianne V. Hlinsky
Urs Geiser and Mary Hobein
Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre
Dr. Harry Hou
Representative Terra C. Howard
Stephen and Michelle Hujar
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. Illia
Italian Village
Sharon Jackson
JAYNE Boutique
Ms. Marilyn L. Jelinek
Mr. Patrick Jenkinson
Ms. Mary Jensen
Ms. Jean M. Jeske
Edward and Susan Jeszka
Dennis Johnson
Ms. Lee Ann Jones
Mr. David P. Jordan
Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Jourdan, D.D.S.
Ms. Molly Junokas
Dee Kaempen
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kenshol
Mr. Lee R. Kesselman
Ms. Polly Klein
Virginia and Charles Klingsporn
Nick Knickrehm and Beverly Logan
Ms. Elaine L. Kolman
Richard and Sheila Komarek
Ms. Barbara Koren
John and Catherine  Kos
Ms. Claire Krzyzewski
Ms. Barbara J. Kulig
Mr. John L. Ladle, Jr.
Ms. Kathryn S. Lahey
Ms. Katie Lahey
Eileen B. Landau, Fidelity Charitable Trust, in Memory of Eliot A. Landau and Cateria A. Pryde
Ms. Nancy Lanning
Ms. Bridget Leary
Mrs. Ruth LeBeau
Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. LeFort and the LeFort-Martin Family Donor-Advised Fund of The DuPage Foundation
Ms. Anne Leventry and Mr. Kenneth Jeffers
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Linde
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Lindsey
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lullo
Lynfred Winery
M and Em's Childrens Boutique
Main Street Pub
Maize & Mash
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Makauskas
Mr. and Mrs. Atis Makstenieks
Madeleine and Ralph Marbach
Marinella's Ristorante Italiano
Mr. Robert Marks
Marriott Suites
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Marsh
John Mategrano
Ms. Jennifer Matiasek
Diane Maurer
Mrs. Dorothy McCormack
Ms. Sarah McEneaney
Lucia A. McGinn
Mr. and Mrs. David M. McGowan
Marty and Marian McGowan
Mary and Ray McMahon
Sharon A. Meltzer
Mrs. Hortencia Mendez
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Karen Micaka and Tom Dekant
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Micek
Ms. Mary C. Michna
Mrs. Tammy Mier
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mies
Ralph and Nancy Miller
Gail Minkus
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moon
The Morton Arboretum
Mr. and Mrs. Don Motz
Ms. Lois Mouhelis
Ms. Jane Mrofka
Ms. Maria Mungai
Ms. Patricia Murata
Dr. Rod P. Musselman
Ms. Barbara Nagengast
Tina Nassos
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory C. Neier
Dr. and Mrs. Tom Newmann
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Newtoff
James and Joan Nocera
Norabella Boutique
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Nordahl
Betty and John North
Mr. John L. Norton
Mrs. Olga O'Brien
Gwen O'Loughlin
Ms. Kathleen OMalley
Ms. Jo Marie M. Ostrowski
Alice E. Packard
Sarah Packard
Mr. Jose Angel Padilla
Ms. Maria Padilla
Mr. William Palmquist
Byrd and Alice Parmelee
Mark and Karen Pearson
Frank Pecora
Ms. Cathy A. Petersen
Ms. Sharon Pfister
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Piccin
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polito
Mary Lou Porter
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Portman
Prairie Path Books
Ms. Lynda Pratscher
Roger and Vivian Pscherer
Herbert Raffel
John and Mandy Rakow
Ms. Diane G. Rath
Ms. Betty Rauschenberger
Ms. Tracey J. Reid
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Rendel
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ribich
Chris Ricklefs
Mr. Steven Ricklefs
Mr. John Ridgeway
Dr. Mario F. Rincon
Ms. Anne Ritchie
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robbins
Gail Robinson
Mr. Eric Rodriguez
Ms. Evelia Rodriguez
Marlene and Bob Rosecrans
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rosenberg
Mr. Donald Roubitchek
Ms. Dani Rozek
Ms. Deb Ruckstaetter
Ms. Mary J. Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynning
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rzym and the Eugene W. Rzym Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Ms. Diane Sammarco
Mrs. Kriselda Sanchez
Mrs. William G. Scanlan and the Scanlan Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Ms. Lenore Schacht
Ms. Paula Scheiwe
Ms. Linda Schmitt
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schrock
Richard and Patricia Schwarze
The Second City
Ms. Sherie Shapiro
Teri Shaughnessy
Mr. John Shorney
Ms. Susan J. Shorney
Brett and Susan Sierakowski
Mike Sitrick
Dr. and Mrs. John L. Skosey
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Skurka
Mr. John J. Smid
Ms. Patricia Smith
Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa
Mr. Jim Sotirakos
Ms. Nancy Soukup
Chris Stathos
Ellen and Grier Stephenson
Richard and Janice Sticka
Carol Stoffel
Melissa Striedl
String Theory
Dr. and Mrs. William (Norma) Stroner
Ms. Susan Sturm
Su Ki's Salon
Suzette's Creperie
Dr. Nancy Svoboda
Ms. Katherine Swihart
Dr. Diane R. Szakonyi
Tom and Jan Szot
Mr. Phillip S. Tarallo
Anthony and Mona Taylor
Ms. Gretchen A. Taylor
The Theatre of Western Springs
Virginia and Jerry Thompson
Paul Thompson
Mr. John J. Thornton
Leslie Tighe
Timeline Theatre Company
Ann Titus
Ms. Justine Tosch
TransUnion LLC
Thomas and Ruth Trousil
Ms. Cynthia Trowbridge
Jean S. True
James Truesdale
Ms. Robin S. Tryloff
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Mr. and Ms. Anthony J. Vahcic
Eugenio and Carmen Valdes
Marilee Viola
Ms. Judy Vogt
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Volk
Ms. Eleanor Wagner
Judith Wagner
Kay Wahlgren
Penelope Wainwright
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Warmowski
Ms. Bernadette C. Wawczak
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Weeks
Mr. and Mrs. James Weichel
Robert and Marlene Weiler
Don and Lisa Weiss
Anne and Jim Wengerd
West Suburban Oral Health Care
The Westin Chicago Lombard
Scott and Danielle Wetle
Mr. and Mrs. John Wheatley
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Whiskey Acres
Robert and Jeanne Whisler
Lyn and Debbie Whiston
W. H. Whowell
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Williams
Jan Williams
Lee Williams
Mrs. Iris S. Witkowsky
Ms. Barbara J. Wolfe
Ms. Sandra Wong Ronkoske
Ms. Alice Wood
Ms. Janice Yohanan
Mr. Benjamin P. Yost
Ms. Bernadette Young
Mr. Hank Zabelski
Diane Meiborg and Roger Zacek
 
Corporate and Community Sponsors
A Toad Madre
Adelle' Fine American Fare
Aero Mexico/Delta
Arts Midwest
Bank of America
Ball Horticultural Company
Brookdale Glen Ellyn
Cabernet & Company
The Clubhouse
College of DuPage Foundation
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau
DuPage Foundation
Ecolab
Enjoy Illinois/Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Follett
Glen Prairie
Goya Foods
Houlihan's
I Have A Bean
Illinois Arts Council Agency
JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation
Legat Architects
L.L.Bean
National Endowment for the Arts
Nicor
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar
Reserve 22
Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C.
Sushi Ukai
TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Weber Grill
90.9FM WDCB
West Suburban Art Society
98.7 WFMT
Whole Foods
Wight and Company
 
McAninch Arts Center
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