A Night at the Movies
Feb. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2022, 3 p.m
★ ★ ★
New Philharmonic
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
45th Season 2021-2022
 
 
A Night at
the Movies
 
 
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
 
 
 
 
This program is partially supported by a grant
from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, 3 p.m.
Belushi Performance Hall
 
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Dear MAC Friends!

I am so thrilled to be writing to you with the wonderful news that we are returning to in-person performances in time to celebrate our 35th anniversary together! We have safety protocols in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which you can read about on our website, atthemac.org. As the pandemic changes,so will our policies and we will keep you updated.

This season is packed with your favorites. Music fans will enjoy everything from electrifying BoDeans, to the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, to The Texas Tenors. Get ready for a Mardi Gras and Zydeco party with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Mardi Gras Mambo. I also look forward to sharing one of the most compelling concerts I’ve seen, in an evening with Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Heather Headley.

We are happy to remain the home of our resident companies Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and New Philharmonic. BTE brings live theater back with Stove Toucher, a one-man show written and performed by Kurt Naebig, and closes the season with Naperville by Mat Smart. New Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Muspratt are putting on a blockbuster season starting with a Spooktakular concert filled with themes from your favorite horror cinema classics, followed by American melodies in Dvořák’s New World Symphony featuring the incomparable David Taylor playing one of the most complex violin pieces, culminating in a concert version of West Side Story.

Following the blockbuster Frida Kahlo exhibition this summer, the Cleve Carney Museum of Art will open its season with COD alum and brilliant contemporary artist Tony Fitzpatrick. We will close the MAC season in 2022 by bringing back the beloved free outdoor Lakeside Summer series!

We look forward to seeing you and engaging in thought-provoking, joy-inducing,exciting LIVE entertainment. I look forward to seeing you back at the MAC soon!

Enjoy the show!

Diana Martinez 
Director, McAninch Arts Center
 
 
Dear Friends of New Philharmonic,
Usually, I would begin this letter to you with something like: "Welcome to our New Philharmonic season!This is our 45th season and we are so very pleased to share this moment in our history with each and every one of you."
 
All of the above is true, sincerely felt and important.
 
However, in welcoming you back and in these extremely difficult times, I wanted to also share with you how vital I believe music is right now to each of us-whether player or patron. The Greeks used to say that music was the study of relationships between the hidden, internal parts of our humanness–that music has way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces in our hearts and helping us to figure out all that is inside of us.
 
I believe this, and I am hoping that when you come to hear our wonderful musicians play the Largo of Dvořák's New World Symphony, John Williams' Artificial Intelligence,or “Tonight” from West Side Story, it will crack your hearts just open as it does mine.
 
We hope that we will bring much joy to your lives this year! The Halloween concert is going to be a hoot, the New Year's Eve concerts are always a blast, and movie themes from Beauty and the Beast and The Rocketeer should bring a smile to folks of all ages.
 
You and the New Philharmonic musicians are a total family. You are part of our orchestra-right there with us. We thank you for being so loyal, generous, and dedicated to something so meaningful and beautiful as this orchestra.
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
 
NEW PHILHARMONIC 2021-2022 SEASON
Halloween Spooktakular        
Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3, 3p.m
 
New World
Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14, 3p.m.
Dvořák: New World Symphony No. 9 in E minor
Sarasate: Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen
David Taylor, violin
 
New Year’s Eve Concert:
Viennese Classics, Movie Favorites & More!
Friday, Dec. 31, 1:30, 5 & 8:30 p.m.
Ted Allen Pickel, baritone
 
A Night at the Movies
Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m
 
West Side Story
Saturday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 10, 3 p.m.
 
For tickets and information, call(630)942-4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org
 
New Philharmonic is grateful for support from:
 
Tribute to the Film Composer
arr. John Williams 
 
Tara from Gone with the Wind 
Max Steiner 
arr. Campbell-Watson
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Elmer Bernstein
 
The Magnificent Seven
Elmer Bernstein
 
Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
arr. Thomas Kalb
 
End Credits from The Rocketeer 
James Horner 
 
INTERMISSION
 
Asteroid Field from Star Wars
John Williams 
 
Overture to Beauty and the Beast 
Alan Menken
arr. Michael Kosarin
 
Band of Brothers 
Michael Kamen 
arr. Roy Phillippe
 
The Men of the Yorktown from Midway 
John Williams 
 
Forrest Gump Suite
Alan Silvestri 
arr. Calvin Custer 
 
Theme from Jurassic Park 
John Williams 
 
Music from Spiderman
Danny Elfman
arr. John Wasson 
 
 
Kirk Muspratt
Music Director and Conductor

Kirk Muspratt (Music Director and Conductor) recently received the 2020 Programming of the Year Award as well asthe2018 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 concert sin 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, 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 ate very 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 Northwes tIndiana 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 a 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 and Principal Librarian

Benjamin Nadel (Associate Conductor and Principal Librarian) 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. Nadel served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master at the Midwest Institute of Opera from 2011–2015.

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, Nadel 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, Nadel 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.Giragos* and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos and by Bob and Joan Olach
 
1st Violin
Michele Lekas, Concertmaster
   Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Kristen Wiersum
Sam Battista 
James Sanders
Karen Nelson
Pamela Lutter 
Jo Marie Sison 
Gina Young
Joanna Park
Tamara Glassburg
Lisabeth McQuaid
 
2nd Violin
Kristen LeJeune, Principal   
    Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald E. Newsom, in memory of Dr. Mary
    Ellen Newsom
Chikako Miyata
Bill Kronenberg
Melissa Streidl
Irene Quirmbach
Kristine Semanic
Rebecca Cambio
 
Viola
Jonathan Moore, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Karen Dickelman
Sarah Tompkins
Emma Strohbusch
Jennifer Silk
John Ling
Karen Dickelman
 
Cello
Melissa Bach, Principal
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Dorothy Deen
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Richard Yeo
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Nancy Moore
Anne Monson
Ellen Frolichstein
Ruth Mudge 
Mark Liu
 
Bass
Michael Meehan, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
Alan Steiner
John Tuck
Richard Armandi
 
Flute
Carolyn May, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Kathleen Yosko
Ellen Huntington
Irene Claude
 
Oboe
Andrew Lietza, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Melinda Getz
 
Clarinet
Barbara Drapcho, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Durema Kohl*
Jennifer Woodrum
Lacy Garbar
 
Bassoon
Dianne Ryan, Principal
Lynette Pralle
 
Horn
Phil Stanley, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald G. Westlake
Mary Jo Neher
Anna Mayne
Elizabeth Deitemyer
    Chair sponsored by Lowell and Barbara Anderson
 
Trumpet
Matthew Baker, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
Ryan Hobbs
Paul Semanic
 
Trombone
Tom Stark, Principal
Adam Bell
Robin Schulze
 
Tuba
Joshua Wirt
 
Timpani
James Bond-Harris
 
Percussion
Andrew Cierny, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Jim and Tally Knippen
Kent Barnhart
Paul Ross 
 
Harp
Nichole Young
 
Keyboard
Patricia Lee
 
Orchestra Manager
Paula Cebula
 
Associate Conductor, Librarian
Benjamin Nadel
 
Personnel Manager
Karen Dickelman
 
*deceased
 

McAninch Arts Center acknowledges and gives grateful thanks to those donors who have contributed in support of the MAC mission and vision. This list of donors reflects contributions made from July 1, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2022. While we carefully prepared this list, we recognize that errors may have occurred. Please accept our apology if you are not properly represented on this list and contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630) 942-2462 so we may correct our records.

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Anna Ball
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La Tequileria, Inc.
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Mr. Larry C. Larson*
Ms. Diana L. Martinez
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Margaret and Michael McCoy
Ms. Kimberly G. Morris
Mr. Doug Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Peterson
Meri Phillips
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Eileen B. Landau Charitable Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Penelope Ellsworth
William Epcke
Miles Evans
George and Kathryn Fairbairn
William and Sally Newton Fairbank
Mr. Gregory Finch
Ms. Ann Fink
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Fischer
Ms. Janice L. Fogle
Ms. Judith D. Frazier
Ruta Freimanis
Jay French
Fusion Hair Salon
Ms. Anne Gabriel
Ms. Jo Anne Ganziano
Mary Jane Garrett
James and Nancy Gianfrancisco
Bob and Carrie Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibson
Ms. Wanda Giusts
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Glab
Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon
Ms. Anne Gould
Jack and Robin Graham and the Graham Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Lenn Grayes
Ms. Aldona Green
Ms. Nancy Ann Green
Ms. Cathy Griffin
Ms. Wanda Gustas
Ms. Laura Guzman
Ida Elizabeth Hagman
Mr. and Mrs. David Hall
Diana and Gary Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Hattan
Ms. Jennifer Hayward
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hegarty
Paula and James Hellige
Ms. Ann B. Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Henderson
Mr. Lloyd Hendrickson
Mr. Geoffrey Henry
Ms. Susan Hervey
Sandra Hill
Ron Hilton
Allan G. Hins and Marilyn E. Wilgocki
Ms. Dianne V. Hlinsky
Ms. Heidi J. Holan
Ms. Rosa Lidia Huante
Ms. Donna Ialongo
Stephanie Iglehart
Illinois Tool Works
Fatenah Issa
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jarman
Ms. Marilyn L. Jelinek
Tony and Julie Johnson
Mr. Brian K. Johnson
Mr. Timothy Johnson
Jolie Charcuterie
Ms. Felicia S. Kaplan
Tom and Kay Kelly
Mr. Dylan Kim
Mr. Randolph King
Mr. Joshua Klinzing
Ulrike Konchan
Ms. Anne Kopke
Michael F. Kozlowski
Ms. Claire Krzyzewski
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kuhn
Linda Kulikowski
Mr. John Kunkes
L.L. Bean
Mr. Tom LaBarre
Mr. John L. Ladle, Jr.
Eileen B. Landau, Fidelity Charitable Trust, in Memory of Eliot A. Landau and Cateria A. Pryde
Ms. Nancy Lanning
Gregory and Kristine Larsen
Ms. Cheryl LeeVan
Ms. Catherine I. Lencioni
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Linde
Ms. Andrea Lindgren
Ms. Harriett Lindstrom
Ms. Donna J. Luce
Mark and Kathleen Lundberg
Ms. Anne Lysaught
Maestro Artist Management
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Makauskas
Leal Maloney
Madeleine and Ralph Marbach
Ms. Brandee Martin-Horton
Ms. Christine Maxwell
Jeffrey May
Ms. Elaine McCluskey
Mrs. Dorothy McCormack
Ms. Kathleen McCullough
Mr. and Mrs. David M. McGowan
Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire
Mary and Ray McMahon
Meson Sabika
Michael and Sandra Meyers
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Micek
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mies
Ms. Ann Mikulay
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Miller
Ms. Kendra Miller
Gail Minkus
Bud and Pat Motz
Mr. and Mrs. Don Motz
Ms. Lois Mouhelis
Ms. Phyllis A. Mueller
Ms. Barbara Murphy
Barbara and Ted Nagengast
Ernest and JoAnne Nassos
National Museum of Mexican Art
Michael and Judith Nigro
James and Joan Nocera
Mr. John L. Norton
Dr. James F. Nowakowski
Ms. Tonya Ohern
Gwen O'Loughlin
Ms. Judith W. Olson
Ms. Natalie Owen
Alice E. Packard
Greg and Sue Pawlowicz
Ms. Kimberly Peckenpaugh
Ms. Ruth Peterman
Ms. Erin Peterson
Rohan and Merlyn Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pillar
Pinecones & Stitches
Lisa Pint
Roger and Sarah Poeppel
Ms. Cassandra J. Ponstein
Ms. Lynda Pratscher
Roger and Vivian Pscherer
John and Mandy Rakow
Ms. Mari Kaye Rath
Ms. Tracey J. Reid
Reserve 22 Restaurant at Village Links
Mr. Leslie Robbins
Marlene and Bob Rosecrans
Ms. Patricia M. Rotondi
Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Rousonelos
Nancy L. Ruby
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynning
Sandra Sansone Brennan
Alfred Savino
Ms. Carleen L. Schreder
Mr. Carl Schref
Richard and Patricia Schwarze
Ms. Sherie Shapiro
Awad and Rhoda Sifri
Mike Sitrick
Ms. Peggy Slepian
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Smith
Ms. Rosemary Snow
Ms. Faria Sepahrokh
Ms. Barbara Soris
Ms. Patricia B. Spence
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spencer
Ms. Catherine Sreckovich
Ms. Eliza Stern
Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Stoll
Mr. and Mrs. John Stotts
Norma C. Stroner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Suhrbur
Dr. Nancy Svoboda
Katherine Swihart
Tom and Jan Szot
Ms. Helen B. Szymanski
Ms. Kathleen Talenco
Ms. Macarena Tamayo-Calabrese
Ms. Donna Templeton
Mr. John Teschky
Virginia and Jerry Thompson
Paul Thompson
Treasure House Resale Shop
Trinity Irish Dancers
James Truesdale
Ms. Robin S. Tryloff
Mr. Thomas Turigliatto
Ms. Nancy H. Turner
Ms. Carol Upshaw
Patricia and Anthony Vahcic
Kathryn Voland-Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Volk
Ms. Helen Vopenka
Ms. Patricia Vopenka
Judith Wagner
Penelope Wainwright
Larry Ward
Mr. Edward Warmowski
Judy Webster
Ms. Mary Lou Wehrli
Patricia and Richard Weichle
Robert and Marlene Weiler
Anne and Jim Wengerd
John and Bobbi Wheatley
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Whiskey Acres
Robert and Jeanne Whisler
Ms. Mary Wiesen
Lenore Wilcox
Mr. Tod D. Willman
Ms. Paula Willuweit Pyrcik
Joseph and Laura Wilmarth Tyna
Ms. Jolene Wise
Ms. Ying L. Wong
Mr. John Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wulffen
Ms. Janice Yohanan
Diane Meiborg and Roger Zacek
Ms. Sabrina N. Zeidler
 
Corporate and Community
Sponsors
21c. Museum Hotel
A Toda Madre
Adelle's Fine American Fare
Aero Mexico/Delta
American International Group
Arts Midwest
Bank of America
Ball Horticultural Company
Bat 17 Lombard
Brookdale Glen Ellyn
Cabernet & Company
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
College of DuPage Foundation
Crowne Plaza Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau
DuPage Foundation
Ecolab
El Famous Burrito
Enjoy Illinois/Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Extract Juicery
G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
Glen Prairie
Goya Foods
Illinois Arts Council Agency
JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation
La Tequileria, Inc.
Legat Architects
Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau
National Endowment for the Arts
Nicor Gas
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar
Reserve 22
Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle
Rotary Club of Carol Stream
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
Rotary International District 6440
Rotary International District 6450
Santa Fe Restaurant
Small Business Administration-Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
STG Divorce Law.
TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Valic
90.9FM WDCB
West Suburban Art Society
98.7 WFMT
Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club
Wight and Company
 
* includes Seaton Society
 
 
A Night at the Movies
Feb. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 2022, 3 p.m
★ ★ ★
New Philharmonic
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
45th Season 2021-2022
 
 
A Night at
the Movies
 
 
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
 
 
 
 
This program is partially supported by a grant
from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
 
 
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, 3 p.m.
Belushi Performance Hall
 
 

 

 

 

Dear MAC Friends!

I am so thrilled to be writing to you with the wonderful news that we are returning to in-person performances in time to celebrate our 35th anniversary together! We have safety protocols in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, which you can read about on our website, atthemac.org. As the pandemic changes,so will our policies and we will keep you updated.

This season is packed with your favorites. Music fans will enjoy everything from electrifying BoDeans, to the legendary Oak Ridge Boys, to The Texas Tenors. Get ready for a Mardi Gras and Zydeco party with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Mardi Gras Mambo. I also look forward to sharing one of the most compelling concerts I’ve seen, in an evening with Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Heather Headley.

We are happy to remain the home of our resident companies Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and New Philharmonic. BTE brings live theater back with Stove Toucher, a one-man show written and performed by Kurt Naebig, and closes the season with Naperville by Mat Smart. New Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Muspratt are putting on a blockbuster season starting with a Spooktakular concert filled with themes from your favorite horror cinema classics, followed by American melodies in Dvořák’s New World Symphony featuring the incomparable David Taylor playing one of the most complex violin pieces, culminating in a concert version of West Side Story.

Following the blockbuster Frida Kahlo exhibition this summer, the Cleve Carney Museum of Art will open its season with COD alum and brilliant contemporary artist Tony Fitzpatrick. We will close the MAC season in 2022 by bringing back the beloved free outdoor Lakeside Summer series!

We look forward to seeing you and engaging in thought-provoking, joy-inducing,exciting LIVE entertainment. I look forward to seeing you back at the MAC soon!

Enjoy the show!

Diana Martinez 
Director, McAninch Arts Center
 
 
Dear Friends of New Philharmonic,
Usually, I would begin this letter to you with something like: "Welcome to our New Philharmonic season!This is our 45th season and we are so very pleased to share this moment in our history with each and every one of you."
 
All of the above is true, sincerely felt and important.
 
However, in welcoming you back and in these extremely difficult times, I wanted to also share with you how vital I believe music is right now to each of us-whether player or patron. The Greeks used to say that music was the study of relationships between the hidden, internal parts of our humanness–that music has way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces in our hearts and helping us to figure out all that is inside of us.
 
I believe this, and I am hoping that when you come to hear our wonderful musicians play the Largo of Dvořák's New World Symphony, John Williams' Artificial Intelligence,or “Tonight” from West Side Story, it will crack your hearts just open as it does mine.
 
We hope that we will bring much joy to your lives this year! The Halloween concert is going to be a hoot, the New Year's Eve concerts are always a blast, and movie themes from Beauty and the Beast and The Rocketeer should bring a smile to folks of all ages.
 
You and the New Philharmonic musicians are a total family. You are part of our orchestra-right there with us. We thank you for being so loyal, generous, and dedicated to something so meaningful and beautiful as this orchestra.
Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor
 
NEW PHILHARMONIC 2021-2022 SEASON
Halloween Spooktakular        
Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3, 3p.m
 
New World
Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14, 3p.m.
Dvořák: New World Symphony No. 9 in E minor
Sarasate: Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen
David Taylor, violin
 
New Year’s Eve Concert:
Viennese Classics, Movie Favorites & More!
Friday, Dec. 31, 1:30, 5 & 8:30 p.m.
Ted Allen Pickel, baritone
 
A Night at the Movies
Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m
 
West Side Story
Saturday, Apr. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 10, 3 p.m.
 
For tickets and information, call(630)942-4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org
 
New Philharmonic is grateful for support from:
 
Tribute to the Film Composer
arr. John Williams 
 
Tara from Gone with the Wind 
Max Steiner 
arr. Campbell-Watson
 
To Kill a Mockingbird
Elmer Bernstein
 
The Magnificent Seven
Elmer Bernstein
 
Pink Panther
Henry Mancini
arr. Thomas Kalb
 
End Credits from The Rocketeer 
James Horner 
 
INTERMISSION
 
Asteroid Field from Star Wars
John Williams 
 
Overture to Beauty and the Beast 
Alan Menken
arr. Michael Kosarin
 
Band of Brothers 
Michael Kamen 
arr. Roy Phillippe
 
The Men of the Yorktown from Midway 
John Williams 
 
Forrest Gump Suite
Alan Silvestri 
arr. Calvin Custer 
 
Theme from Jurassic Park 
John Williams 
 
Music from Spiderman
Danny Elfman
arr. John Wasson 
 
 
Kirk Muspratt
Music Director and Conductor

Kirk Muspratt (Music Director and Conductor) recently received the 2020 Programming of the Year Award as well asthe2018 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 concert sin 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, 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 ate very 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 Northwes tIndiana 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 a 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 and Principal Librarian

Benjamin Nadel (Associate Conductor and Principal Librarian) 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. Nadel served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master at the Midwest Institute of Opera from 2011–2015.

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, Nadel 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, Nadel 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.Giragos* and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos and by Bob and Joan Olach
 
1st Violin
Michele Lekas, Concertmaster
   Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Kristen Wiersum
Sam Battista 
James Sanders
Karen Nelson
Pamela Lutter 
Jo Marie Sison 
Gina Young
Joanna Park
Tamara Glassburg
Lisabeth McQuaid
 
2nd Violin
Kristen LeJeune, Principal   
    Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald E. Newsom, in memory of Dr. Mary
    Ellen Newsom
Chikako Miyata
Bill Kronenberg
Melissa Streidl
Irene Quirmbach
Kristine Semanic
Rebecca Cambio
 
Viola
Jonathan Moore, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Karen Dickelman
Sarah Tompkins
Emma Strohbusch
Jennifer Silk
John Ling
Karen Dickelman
 
Cello
Melissa Bach, Principal
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Dorothy Deen
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Richard Yeo
    Chair sponsored by John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Nancy Moore
Anne Monson
Ellen Frolichstein
Ruth Mudge 
Mark Liu
 
Bass
Michael Meehan, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
Alan Steiner
John Tuck
Richard Armandi
 
Flute
Carolyn May, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Kathleen Yosko
Ellen Huntington
Irene Claude
 
Oboe
Andrew Lietza, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Sue and Dick Lamb
Melinda Getz
 
Clarinet
Barbara Drapcho, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Durema Kohl*
Jennifer Woodrum
Lacy Garbar
 
Bassoon
Dianne Ryan, Principal
Lynette Pralle
 
Horn
Phil Stanley, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Dr. Donald G. Westlake
Mary Jo Neher
Anna Mayne
Elizabeth Deitemyer
    Chair sponsored by Lowell and Barbara Anderson
 
Trumpet
Matthew Baker, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Margaret and Michael McCoy
Ryan Hobbs
Paul Semanic
 
Trombone
Tom Stark, Principal
Adam Bell
Robin Schulze
 
Tuba
Joshua Wirt
 
Timpani
James Bond-Harris
 
Percussion
Andrew Cierny, Principal
    Chair sponsored by Jim and Tally Knippen
Kent Barnhart
Paul Ross 
 
Harp
Nichole Young
 
Keyboard
Patricia Lee
 
Orchestra Manager
Paula Cebula
 
Associate Conductor, Librarian
Benjamin Nadel
 
Personnel Manager
Karen Dickelman
 
*deceased
 

McAninch Arts Center acknowledges and gives grateful thanks to those donors who have contributed in support of the MAC mission and vision. This list of donors reflects contributions made from July 1, 2020 - Jan. 28, 2022. While we carefully prepared this list, we recognize that errors may have occurred. Please accept our apology if you are not properly represented on this list and contact the College of DuPage Foundation at (630) 942-2462 so we may correct our records.

Leadership Circle 
($5,000 and up)
Anonymous (4)
American International Group
Lowell and Barbara Anderson
The John A. Attard Family Foundation
Anna Ball
Bank of America
Dr. and Mrs. Brian W. Caputo
Mrs. Clark G. Carpenter
Anita Dickson
DuPage Foundation
Mr. David J. Frank
G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
Goya Foods, Inc
JCS Fund of DuPage Foundation
La Tequileria, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lamb and Susan and Richard Lamb Charitable Fund of The DuPage Foundation
Mr. Larry C. Larson*
Ms. Diana L. Martinez
Dr. and Mrs. Harold D. McAninch
Margaret and Michael McCoy
Ms. Kimberly G. Morris
Mr. Doug Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Peterson
Meri Phillips
John Rutledge and Betty Joseph
Charles Schlau
Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Shebik
State of Illinois
STG Divorce Law
Terrence J. Taylor and Maureen Sullivan Taylor
Bjarne R. Ullsvik
VALIC
Dr. Donald G. Westlake
Wight & Company
Mark Wight and Eszter Borvendeg
Ms. Kathleen Yosko
 
Encore Circle
($2,500–$4,999)
Anonymous (2)
Joseph and Betsy Ballek
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Burke
Rick and Patty Carney
John and Pamela Dalby
Enertherm Corporation/Russ and Judy Flores
Gilbert Family Charitable Fund - Schwab Charitable Fund
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Knippen, II
Karen and Gene Kuhn
Marilyn H. Wolff Foundation
David and Carolyn May
Jane E. Moore
Joan Morrissey
Drs. Donald E. and Mary Ellen Newsom
Joan and Bob Olach
Dorothy I. O'Reilly
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony G. Padgett
Ms. Mary N. Pieters
Mr. and Mrs. William Podgorski
Kelly and Roland Raffel, in memory of Herbert K. Raffel
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shoemaker
Geraldine Smrcina
Marilyn Smrcina
Angel and Troy Traub
Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Webb
Wheaton Noon Rotary
Bonnie M. Wheaton
 
Director’s Circle
($1,000–$2,999)
Anonymous (5)
Tony Achilles
Robert and Lynne Anderson and the Robert and Lynne Anderson Charitable Fund of US Charitable Gift Trust
Katherine Balek
Harold and Karen Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Bentley
Mr. and Mrs. James Blaha
Prof. and Mrs. Charles E. Boone
Chicago Westmont Tesla
Community Foundation of Will County
James and Marie Drasal and The Drasal Family Fund of Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
E. Jay Van Cura MD Charitable Fund of Vanguard Charitable
Anonymous Design, Inc.
Marcela Fanning
Debbie Fulks
Jeanette N. and Renee Giragos, in memory of Dr. Henry G. Giragos
Ginni and Chris
Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Hartman
Mr. Mark J. Hill
Humernansky Family Foundation
Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Jenkins
Jeffrey Jens and Ann Boisclair
The Johansen Family Fund of the DuPage Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Johnson
Kenneth & Nancy Serwinski Charitable Fund -Schwab Charitable
Mr. and Mrs. James Klang
Charlene Kornoski-Du Vall
Mr. William Kronenberg
Ms. Mary Locher
Marilyn and Tipton McCawley, Jr.
John and Lynette McCortney
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Menenberg
Bill and Nancy Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mulacek
Kirk Muspratt, in memory of Henry and Jeanette Giragos
Nicor Gas
Judith May O'Dell
Jane Oldfield
Karen Webb Owen
Madeleine Pachay
Ms. Linda A. Picchiottino
Jeffrey and Debora Ponko
Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Pyrcik, Jr.
Richard and Elizabeth Quaintance
Gary and Mary Rash
The Rev. Dr. Curtis and Leanne Rolfe
Judy Ronaldson
Jordan Ross
Rotary International District 6440
Rotary International District 6450, Inc
Ms. Theresa M. Sak
Ms. Lisa Savegnago and Mr. Ronald A. Johnson
Mr. John Schofield
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Serwinski and the Kenneth and Nancy Serwinski Charitable Fund - Schwab Charitable
Kristin and Peter Shulman
Skeet and Laura Skeet
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Stephenson, Jr.
TJ Moore Giving Fund - Fidelity Charitable
Todd and Mimi Menenberg Charitable Fund - Schwab Charitable
Mr. and Mrs. Avram Tucker
Theodore M. Utchen
Dr. and Mrs. E. Jay Van Cura and The E Jay Van Cura MD Charitable Fund of the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
James and Patricia Vary
Scott and Kristen Wiersum
Rich and Kathy Wilders
The Marilyn H. Wolff Foundation
Jo Anne Zipperer
 
Ambassador Circle
($500–$999)
Anonymous (4)
Ms. Bonniejean Alford
Col. and Mrs. Renato P. Bacci, Jr.
Ms. Susannah Ball
Jack and Mary Ellen Barry
Gayle and Don Bartell
Ms. Eunice Becker
Mr. Geoffrey Bevington
Mr. and Mrs. Collin M. Biggs
Ronald and Hope Bucher
William Bulger
Capt. Bernardo lorgulescu USMC Memorial Fund DuPage Foundation
Peach and Wayne Carr
Mr. Robert B. Chasteen
Chocolaterie Stam of Glen Ellyn
Megan and Peter Clifford
Delta Airlines
Dempsey-Musker
Janet Derber
Robert and Carol Drake, Jr.
William and Kathleen Drennan
Joanne East
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Elliott
Joseph and Frances Eraci
Finances by Design Inc.
Mr. Anthony Fitzpatrick
Mr. and Mrs. Jose G. Flores
Ms. Karen Gustafson
Gwen and Chet Henry
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Herndon
Mr. Glenn Hopkins
Ms. Judith Hunnicutt
Dr. Beth Johnson
Jon and Ruth Good Foundation - Fidelity Charitable Fund
Dee Kaempen
Christine Kickels
Ms. Julie Knudson and Mr. Paul Nielson
Richard and Sheila Komarek
Ida Lee
Ms. Kathy Leimbach
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lietz
Barb and Scott Marquardt
Mr. Henry A. Matthews
Ellen and Daniel McGowan
Mr. Glenn McMurray
Dr. and Mrs. John Messitt
LTC and Mrs. James Milobowski
John Mulherin
Ms. Laurel Niska
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Norton
Helen Pachay
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar
Jim and Lorraine Paulissen
PGA Tour Superstore
Pica-do-yo, LLC
Ginny and Don Raths
Mr. William C. Raymond
Ms. Amy Ripepi
Al and Cecile Robinson
Ms. Celia E. Rodee
Sylvia Rodee
Rotary Club of Carol Stream (Club 3112)
Ms. Lisa Sallwasser
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seidlitz
The Shimp Family
Ms. Donna Jean Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Steenwyk
Wheaton Rotary A.M. Club
 
 
Performer ($250–$499)
Anonymous (10)
Young Ahn
Terri Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anderson
Andrew and Maria Smith Charitable Fund - Fidelity Charitable
Mrs. Lynnette Arendt
Barbara and Paul Aronson
Vickie Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. Ben
Mr. and Ms. John Borge
Jim and Sandy Boves
Lesley Brown
Ed and Kay Burton
Cabernet & Company
Gayatri Choudhary
Ms. Linda Clark
Ms. Jenny Croitoru
Bill Curry and Gretchen Fleming
Sharon D'Alessandro
Ms. Sara De Zara
Joy and Ron Detmer
Barbara DiGuido
Senator and Mrs. Kirk Dillard
Ms. Mary A. Donlon
Evalee Dumas
Carol and David Eisinger
Mr. Ryan M. Ellison
Ms. Brenda Eriksen
Christine and Craig Fenne
David and Janet Fox
Kenneth D. Frank
Marcia and Lorne Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Franzen
David Fraser
Ms. Marilyn Fredrickson
Ms. Rebecca Garcia
Ms. Margaret R. Glenzinski
Ms. Joann Gras
Ms. Adrianne Gregory
Mr. Bruce Guzman
Catherine and Art Hall
Greg and Alexandra Hart
Brad and Victoria Hauserman
Jean M. Hawkinson
Lance Herning
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hlotke
Judy A. Hoskins
Representative Terra Costa Howard and Nick Howard
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Hudetz
Mr. Bob Jackula
Janet and John Judd
Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Junkroski
Ms. Barbara Kamm
Karl and Lee Ann Karnatz
Virginia and Charles Klingsporn
John P. and Catherine M. Kos
Ms. Bernadette Laszewski and Mr. John Fossen
Mrs. and Mr. Cindy Lattimer
Massimo Letizia
Ms. Alixe Lischett
Mrs. Hsiu Susan Logan
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Manire
Marinella's Ristorante Italiano
Janet Marks
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Marsh
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Massa
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Matte, Jr.
Mr. Donald E. McGowan and Ms. Mary L. Prazak
Florine McKay
Mr. and Mrs. John Meier
Sharon A. Meltzer
Ms. Beatriz Mendoza
Nina and Mark Menis
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Metcalfe
Monarch Landing
Mr. and Mrs. Darren Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Morton
Ms. and Mr. Jane Mrofka
Mr. and Mrs. John Nassos
Ms. Kerry O'Brien and Mr. Doug King
Mr. Dan O'Connor
Ms. and Mr. Adriana Ohl Zamora
Olive 'N Vinnie's Oil and Balsamic Bar
Ms. Debra Ombrello
Ms. Vivian Palicki
Mr. Jim Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pfefferman
Press Photography Network
Tom and Karen Pulver
Brian and Ambika Reid
Ms. Diane G. Rath
Ms. Patricia Read
Barb and Kell Reimann
Richard J.and Linda J. Sieracki Foundation
Ms. Rene' M. Richards
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk T. Roberts
Ms. Yolanda E. Rocio
Adrianne Roggenbuck
Mr. Paul Rom
Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle
Janey Sarther
Jerry and Susan Schurmeier
Dr. Thomas R. Scott
Mr. Gerald Sendra
Mr. and Ms. Andrew Smith and the Andrew and Maria Smith Charitable Fund - Fidelity Charitable
Mr. Vince Sparrow
Chris Steinys
Lisa and Ted Stevens
Suzan and Glenn Stith
Ms. Janet Stiven
Cherry Stoddard
Su Ki's Salon
Grace and Len Swanson
Ms. Patti Taves
Anthony and Mona Taylor
Ms. Marie L. Tenzinger
The Sentius Chartiable Fund
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Vires
Mr. Jeremy Vrtis
Ms. Deborah Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Wdowiarz
Ms. Nancy Webster
Ms. Kathy Wessel
Ginger and Paul Wheeler
Ms. Olivia Schreiner and Mr. Justin Witte
Jerry and Lin Zielinski
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zimmermann
 
Friend ($50–$249)
Anonymous (18)
A Toda Madre
Sue Adams
Peggy Aldworth
Ms. Sandra Alexander
Nancy Allured
American Association of University Women - Lombard
American Association of University Women
Tina Connelly and Dennis Anderson
Andrew's Garden
Ms. Nancy Arango
Mr. and Mrs. Kent C. Aufdengarten
Ms. Christine A. Aument
Avanzare Restaurant
Cynthia Baranowski
Darlene Barger
A. C. Barnicle
Bob and Joy Barrell
Debbie Barrett and Barry Zelinski
Ms. Pam Bartle
Ms. Betty Basista Ronaldson
Betty and Bob Becker
Ms. Beverly J. Bednarik
Biff Behr and Lynne Richman
Ms. Patricia Bell-Daniels
Marty and Betty Bender
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Bensenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Binnig
Mrs. Germaine Bird
Ms. Dianne Birdsall
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bolbat
Mr. and Mrs. James Borus
Mr. Franklin E. Bowes
Mrs. Linda Bradley
Susan Brassfield
Mr. Gerard Brosnan
Mr. George Bruce
Nickey Brummel
Dr. and Mrs. John E. Buntrock
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Burgis
Mildred and Harold Burrow
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows
C.B. Conlin Landscapes, Inc
Mr. John Cadle
Mr. and Mrs. Will Calderwood
Cantigny Golf Club
Ms. Virginia Cantu
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carlson
Ms. Katherine Carmichael
Jim Carsten
Mrs. Janet Casey
Mr. Joseph Cassidy
Greg and Janet Chejfec
Ms. Lourdes S. Chew
Ms. Nancy Chlumsky
Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Clark
Ms. Michele Clemen
Ms. Gretchen Colavito
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Connolly
Peggy Connolly
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Conti
Ms. Patricia Conway
Ms. Erica Coppolino
CycleBar Wheaton
Lee Dabkey
Jeanne E. Davik
DC Body Bar
George W. and Ann Dervis
Marilyn and Gene Dicola
Ms. Katheryn Dillon
Mark and Kim Dorn
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
Ms. Margaret Doyle
Alan and Carolyn Drake
Bruce and Kathy Dudzik
Edwin A. and Gerry Dulik
Jenny Dunbar
Ms. Laura Durudogan
Ms. Anita Dykema
Daniel Edelman and Fran Kravitz
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Egan
Eileen B. Landau Charitable Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Penelope Ellsworth
William Epcke
Miles Evans
George and Kathryn Fairbairn
William and Sally Newton Fairbank
Mr. Gregory Finch
Ms. Ann Fink
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Fischer
Ms. Janice L. Fogle
Ms. Judith D. Frazier
Ruta Freimanis
Jay French
Fusion Hair Salon
Ms. Anne Gabriel
Ms. Jo Anne Ganziano
Mary Jane Garrett
James and Nancy Gianfrancisco
Bob and Carrie Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gibson
Ms. Wanda Giusts
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Glab
Glen Ellyn Historical Society
Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon
Ms. Anne Gould
Jack and Robin Graham and the Graham Giving Fund of Fidelity Charitable
Lenn Grayes
Ms. Aldona Green
Ms. Nancy Ann Green
Ms. Cathy Griffin
Ms. Wanda Gustas
Ms. Laura Guzman
Ida Elizabeth Hagman
Mr. and Mrs. David Hall
Diana and Gary Harper
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Hattan
Ms. Jennifer Hayward
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Hegarty
Paula and James Hellige
Ms. Ann B. Henderson
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Henderson
Mr. Lloyd Hendrickson
Mr. Geoffrey Henry
Ms. Susan Hervey
Sandra Hill
Ron Hilton
Allan G. Hins and Marilyn E. Wilgocki
Ms. Dianne V. Hlinsky
Ms. Heidi J. Holan
Ms. Rosa Lidia Huante
Ms. Donna Ialongo
Stephanie Iglehart
Illinois Tool Works
Fatenah Issa
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Jarman
Ms. Marilyn L. Jelinek
Tony and Julie Johnson
Mr. Brian K. Johnson
Mr. Timothy Johnson
Jolie Charcuterie
Ms. Felicia S. Kaplan
Tom and Kay Kelly
Mr. Dylan Kim
Mr. Randolph King
Mr. Joshua Klinzing
Ulrike Konchan
Ms. Anne Kopke
Michael F. Kozlowski
Ms. Claire Krzyzewski
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kuhn
Linda Kulikowski
Mr. John Kunkes
L.L. Bean
Mr. Tom LaBarre
Mr. John L. Ladle, Jr.
Eileen B. Landau, Fidelity Charitable Trust, in Memory of Eliot A. Landau and Cateria A. Pryde
Ms. Nancy Lanning
Gregory and Kristine Larsen
Ms. Cheryl LeeVan
Ms. Catherine I. Lencioni
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Linde
Ms. Andrea Lindgren
Ms. Harriett Lindstrom
Ms. Donna J. Luce
Mark and Kathleen Lundberg
Ms. Anne Lysaught
Maestro Artist Management
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Makauskas
Leal Maloney
Madeleine and Ralph Marbach
Ms. Brandee Martin-Horton
Ms. Christine Maxwell
Jeffrey May
Ms. Elaine McCluskey
Mrs. Dorothy McCormack
Ms. Kathleen McCullough
Mr. and Mrs. David M. McGowan
Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire
Mary and Ray McMahon
Meson Sabika
Michael and Sandra Meyers
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne J. Micek
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mies
Ms. Ann Mikulay
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Miller
Ms. Kendra Miller
Gail Minkus
Bud and Pat Motz
Mr. and Mrs. Don Motz
Ms. Lois Mouhelis
Ms. Phyllis A. Mueller
Ms. Barbara Murphy
Barbara and Ted Nagengast
Ernest and JoAnne Nassos
National Museum of Mexican Art
Michael and Judith Nigro
James and Joan Nocera
Mr. John L. Norton
Dr. James F. Nowakowski
Ms. Tonya Ohern
Gwen O'Loughlin
Ms. Judith W. Olson
Ms. Natalie Owen
Alice E. Packard
Greg and Sue Pawlowicz
Ms. Kimberly Peckenpaugh
Ms. Ruth Peterman
Ms. Erin Peterson
Rohan and Merlyn Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pillar
Pinecones & Stitches
Lisa Pint
Roger and Sarah Poeppel
Ms. Cassandra J. Ponstein
Ms. Lynda Pratscher
Roger and Vivian Pscherer
John and Mandy Rakow
Ms. Mari Kaye Rath
Ms. Tracey J. Reid
Reserve 22 Restaurant at Village Links
Mr. Leslie Robbins
Marlene and Bob Rosecrans
Ms. Patricia M. Rotondi
Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Rousonelos
Nancy L. Ruby
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rynning
Sandra Sansone Brennan
Alfred Savino
Ms. Carleen L. Schreder
Mr. Carl Schref
Richard and Patricia Schwarze
Ms. Sherie Shapiro
Awad and Rhoda Sifri
Mike Sitrick
Ms. Peggy Slepian
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Smith
Ms. Rosemary Snow
Ms. Faria Sepahrokh
Ms. Barbara Soris
Ms. Patricia B. Spence
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Spencer
Ms. Catherine Sreckovich
Ms. Eliza Stern
Dr. and Mrs. Conrad Stoll
Mr. and Mrs. John Stotts
Norma C. Stroner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Suhrbur
Dr. Nancy Svoboda
Katherine Swihart
Tom and Jan Szot
Ms. Helen B. Szymanski
Ms. Kathleen Talenco
Ms. Macarena Tamayo-Calabrese
Ms. Donna Templeton
Mr. John Teschky
Virginia and Jerry Thompson
Paul Thompson
Treasure House Resale Shop
Trinity Irish Dancers
James Truesdale
Ms. Robin S. Tryloff
Mr. Thomas Turigliatto
Ms. Nancy H. Turner
Ms. Carol Upshaw
Patricia and Anthony Vahcic
Kathryn Voland-Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Volk
Ms. Helen Vopenka
Ms. Patricia Vopenka
Judith Wagner
Penelope Wainwright
Larry Ward
Mr. Edward Warmowski
Judy Webster
Ms. Mary Lou Wehrli
Patricia and Richard Weichle
Robert and Marlene Weiler
Anne and Jim Wengerd
John and Bobbi Wheatley
Wheaton Chamber of Commerce
Whiskey Acres
Robert and Jeanne Whisler
Ms. Mary Wiesen
Lenore Wilcox
Mr. Tod D. Willman
Ms. Paula Willuweit Pyrcik
Joseph and Laura Wilmarth Tyna
Ms. Jolene Wise
Ms. Ying L. Wong
Mr. John Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wulffen
Ms. Janice Yohanan
Diane Meiborg and Roger Zacek
Ms. Sabrina N. Zeidler
 
Corporate and Community
Sponsors
21c. Museum Hotel
A Toda Madre
Adelle's Fine American Fare
Aero Mexico/Delta
American International Group
Arts Midwest
Bank of America
Ball Horticultural Company
Bat 17 Lombard
Brookdale Glen Ellyn
Cabernet & Company
Christopher B. Burke Engineering
College of DuPage Foundation
Crowne Plaza Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau
DuPage Foundation
Ecolab
El Famous Burrito
Enjoy Illinois/Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Extract Juicery
G. Carl Ball Family Foundation
Glen Prairie
Goya Foods
Illinois Arts Council Agency
JCS Fund of the DuPage Foundation
La Tequileria, Inc.
Legat Architects
Naperville Convention and Visitors Bureau
National Endowment for the Arts
Nicor Gas
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Parkers' Restaurant and Bar
Reserve 22
Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle
Rotary Club of Carol Stream
Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn
Rotary International District 6440
Rotary International District 6450
Santa Fe Restaurant
Small Business Administration-Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
STG Divorce Law.
TM Financial Forensics, LLC
Valic
90.9FM WDCB
West Suburban Art Society
98.7 WFMT
Wheaton A.M. Rotary Club
Wight and Company
 
* includes Seaton Society