The UC Davis Symphony Endowment was established by members and
friends in 1992 with the goal of assuring the orchestra’s access
to first-rate teachers and soloists, a handsome orchestral
library, and enhanced opportunities for travel. The remarkable
success of the Endowment—having grown in its first ten years from
about $30,00 to over $400,000 in market value—is one important
indicator of the UCDSO’s excellent artistic and financial
health. Via UC Davis’s online-giving website, we have added a
convenient way to make a gift to the Symphony’s Endowment.
The majority of the Endowment rests in the UC Davis Foundation,
locally managed and, for the most part, locally invested. Gifts
are recognized in the donor list published with each concert
program; members of the Endowment receive a newsletter and
various other forms of recognition. Memorial gifts and gifts
matched by an employer are common. Sometime each fall we update
our Financial Statement on dividends from the endowment.
The Endowed Seats program, established by UCDSO member Rebecca
Brover in 2000 on the occasion of the new millennium, recognize
gifts of $10,000 and more by naming individual seats in the
orchestra in perpetuity. As of the 2003–04 season, some 20 seats
were so named. For further information on donor opportunities,
contact Christian Baldini,
conductor, or Christine Tebes, firstname.lastname@example.org, Senior
Director of Development.
Samuel Clark-McHale (b. 1992) is an American
composer currently residing in Davis, CA. His works have been
performed by, among others, Ensemble Signal, Quartetto Indaco,
and the Illinois Modern Ensemble at venues and festivals
including June in Buffalo and the highSCORE New Music Festival.
His piece metallic cocaine bebop for Pierrot ensemble
was a 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Award Finalist.
Jillian Andersen began her graduate studies in
musicology at UC Davis in the fall quarter of 2013 as a Cota
Robles Fellow. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the
University of Puget Sound with a BA in Music (Music History
Emphasis) and a BS in Computer Science. She was also awarded the
President’s Award for Academic Excellence.
Main Theatre, UC Davis. Dedication ceremony: UCD Davis Dramatic
Art Building to Celeste Turner Wright Hall. Brahms: Academic
Festival Overture. Jerome Rosen: Campus Doorways (text by Celeste
Turner Wright; with the University Chorus).
Sunday, 23 November 1997
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58