Program

George Mason University
College of Visual and Performing Arts
School of Music
Department of Modern and Classical Languages

present

“Freedom Without Walls” Gala Concert

“Die Wende im Rückspiegel” (The Turning Point in Hindsight)
Poster exhibit in the Lobby of the Center for the Arts by
Carol Petty, Rodger M. Wood, and Adam Phillips
Dr. Anja Apitz and Dr. Francien Markx, faculty advisors, Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Program

Presentation of the Colors and National Anthems

George Mason University Army ROTC Color Guard

Deutschland Lied Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

National Anthem, The Federal Republic of Germany Arrangement courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense
George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

Dr. Dennis Layendecker, conductor

The Star‐Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith (1750‐1836)
Arr. Walter Damrosch

National Anthem, The United States of America
George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Dr. Dennis Layendecker, conductor

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Marion Deshmukh, AssociateProfessor of History and Art History; Campus Coordinator, Freedom Without Walls, George Mason University

Dr. Alan G. Merten, President, George Mason University

Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, Deputy Directory, German Information Center USA

Ermutigung (Encouragement) Wolf Biermann (b. 1936)

Josh Renne, voice
Adam Phillips, guitar
German and English Texts read by Carol Petty and Rodger M. Wood
Dr. Anja Apitz and Dr. Francien Markx, faculty advisors, Department of Modern and Classical Languages

The Wall, a movement project

Artists in Action, dancers
Jacob Kohut (b. 1986), composer
Linda Miller, Karen Reedy, Boris Willis, project directors; in collaboration with the artists.

The Wall Jumper Peter Schneider (b. 1940)

Carina Czipoth and Philip Dallmann, readers

Setting the Scene: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and the Berlin Wall

Remarks by Dr. Hans‐Ulrich von Schroeter, Deputy Director, German Information Center USA

Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 Ludwig von Beethoven (1770‐1827)

Movement IV: “An die Freiheit”*
George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Dr. Stan Engebretson, conductor
Professor Lisa Berger, soprano
Linda Maguire, mezzo‐soprano
Dr. Rick Novak, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, bass

* The original title of this movement is An die Freude, or Ode to Joy, based on a poem by Friedrich Schiller. At the 1989 Concert in Berlin celebrating the fall of the Wall, Leonard Bernstein conducted a multi‐national orchestra and chorus in the slightly retitled An die Freiheit, or Ode to Freedom.

The audience is cordially invited to a reception in the main lobby following the performance.

PATRONS ARE REQUESTED TO TURN OFF PAGERS, CELLULAR PHONES, AND SIGNAL WATCHES DURING PERFORMANCES. THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND THE USE OF RECORDING EQUIPMENT ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE THEATRE.

PERFORMERS & PERSONNEL

George Mason University Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Dennis Layendecker, conductor
Kevin McCarthy, Graduate Assistant, Orchestra Manager
Vincent Oppido, Graduate Assistant Conductor

Violin I
Eugene Dovgalyuk,
  concertmaster
Michelle Fleischman
Jessica Hostetter
Rachel Inglis
Sung Ye Je
Andrew Juola
Minae Kim
Sujin Kim
Emily Lewis
Joyce Lim
Andrea Lively
Nicole Scher
Katie Shanta
Anita Su
Nick Wilson

Violin II
Malia Pereyra*
Joey Brown
David Cuellar
Andrew Dodds
Kathleen Evangelista
Carol Farn
Lauren Fusaro
Melissa Gscheidle
Yoolim Lee
Katie Martino
Rafael Medina
Helena Okolicsanyi
Becky Plourde
Ana Quijano
Evan Schefstad
Cameron Steuart
Kaitlin Tortora
Kendrey Trammell
Tam Tran
Nancy Yeung

Viola
Jennifer Miller*
Stephan Gaskill
Jaime Guitz
Alex Michel
Jiji Park
Benjamin Pereyra
Katara Wright

Cello
Ethan Miller*
Jennifer Carr
Jennifer Dipp
Sara Haughton
Ashley Hughes
Christina Hughes
Ryan Nobles
Matthew O’Keefe
Megan Shin

Double Bass
Kimberly Parillo*
Catherine Conlon
Molly Henry
Charles Himel
Richard Miller
Eric Renne
Jason Thompson
James Weiss

Harp
Suzie Grand Pre

Piccolo
Yvonne Le Francois

Flute
Amanda Cook
Amy Tanna
Agnes Rhee

Oboe
Katie Kane
Jessica Anzalone

Clarinet
Geoffrey Flolo
Joey Neale
Lawrence Ngo

Bassoon
Jacob Kohut
Ashley Wu

Horn
Allen Smithson
David Anderson
Dakota Corbliss
Danietta Charles
Leah Wolfeld

Trumpet
Patrick O’Connell
Abby Byrom
Joe Van Riper

Trombone
James Ottaway
Amy Loudin
Kevin Hewes

Tuba
Alex Harris

Percussion
Martin Risemberg
Frank Gonzalez

* Denotes section leader

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