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Festival Giving Circles

The following contributions to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival were received between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017. We strive for perfection in recognizing the generosity of our community. If we have made an error, please send a correction to info@wwcmf.org. We will update our records accordingly. Thank you!


The Living Composer Circle, Gifts of $7,500 and up:

Living Composer’s Lifespan: Still Kicking. Music is alive. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the works of our present day. New works give us the perspective to appreciate that all music was once new, surprising, and even shocking. By performing and championing the works of our musical present, we are better able to appreciate the masterpieces of the past. 

  • Anonymous
  • Banner Bank
  • Cape Flattery Foundation
  • Michael D. Martin Charitable Fund

The Joseph Haydn Circle, Gifts of $2,500 to $7,499:

Haydn’s Lifespan: 77 years. Haydn was the most prolific composer of symphonic and chamber music during the Classical Era. He invented the String Quartet and perfected the form in his mature works. “Papa” Haydn, as he was known, lived to the ripe age of 77 and is considered to be the father of chamber music as we know it.

  • Iain & Stephanida Christie
  • Columbia REA
  • Dos Rios Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Darcie Furlan
  • Edward Jones
  • David & Mary Meeker
  • Mark Brucks & Susan Monahan
  • Sonia Schmitt
  • J.L. Stubblefield Trust
  • Dick & Julie Swenson
  • City of Walla Walla
  • Walla Walla County

THE JOHANNES BRAHMS CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $1,250 TO $2,499:

Brahms’ Lifespan: 63 years. Brahms was perhaps the most influential composer of symphonic and chamber music in the nineteenth century after Beethoven. The variety, breadth, and beauty of his chamber music, as well as his contributions as a teacher, make him a towering figure on the musical landscape.

  • Art & Clara Bald Trust
  • Bonnie & Clifford Braden Foundation
  • Larry & Sharon Clinton
  • Mary Garner Esary Trust
  • Mike and Sue Gillespie
  • Hal Hunt
  • Kenneth Goldsmith & Jo Anne Ritacca
  • Al Marshall
  • Port of Walla Walla
  • Linda Tam
  • Donna Underman Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Dianna & Steve Woolley

THE LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $750-$1,249:

Beethoven’s Lifespan: 56 years. Beethoven cast a long shadow across the nineteenth century and beyond. His late string quartets remain revolutionary works to this day. Despite his deafness, Beethoven did more to change the course of music than any other composer.

  • Brad Anderson & Kay Mead
  • Maryann & Russell Byerley
  • Edward & Elizabeth Carr
  • Rick & Cecile Ervin
  • Karl Eckhardt & Pam Mittelstadt
  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works
  • Jim Johnson
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Margo & Tom Scribner

THE FELIX MENDELSSOHN CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $300-$749:

Mendelssohn’s Lifespan: 38 years. Mendelssohn’s contributions include rediscovering the music of Bach and pioneering new forms such as Songs Without Words. Mendelssohn both protected the legacy of the past and looked to the future.

  • Barry Balof & Claire Valente
  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby
  • Amy Blau & Timothy Machonkin
  • Anitra & Thomas Breit
  • Tim Brown & Meribeth Powers
  • Cascadia Montessori School
  • Patricia Cleavenger
  • Jack Copperman & Martine Purcell
  • Michael & Lauri Corliss
  • Joyce & Ted Cox
  • Dayton Columbia County Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Laura Curtis & David Glenn
  • Michael Davidson
  • Hal & MaryAnn Deck
  • Dan & Amelia Grinstead
  • Ben & Landra Macy
  • Kay Maxfield
  • Charles McBride & Purificacion Smith
  • Sharon McLees Revocable Trust
  • Karen Miller
  • Nelson Irrigation
  • John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude
  • Kevin and JoAnn Schempf Fund
  • Robynne Snow
  • John Tombari
  • Stephen & Suzanne Towery
  • Kenneth Wells Trust

THE WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $150-$299:

Mozart’s Lifespan: 35 years. His every work a pearl, every musical gesture a poem, Mozart is perfection.

  • Jon & Mary Campbell
  • James Carlsen
  • Karun & Rebekka Christie Sharma
  • Friends of the Library
  • Sonja Gourley
  • Cathy & Michael Haight
  • Anne E. Haley
  • Jeanine Johnston in memory of Tom Johnston
  • Robert & Linnea Keatts
  • Kent Lewandowski
  • Michael & Mary Luce
  • Howard & Jane Roberts
  • Mark & Marlene Schuck
  • Judith Shulman
  • Larissa Shepard
  • Elizabeth & Manford Simcock
  • Dale & LaDessa Rogers Smelcer
  • Trevor Ward
  • Marvin & Sally Wood

THE FRANZ SCHUBERT CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $50-$149:

Schubert’s lifespan: 31 years. A prolific composer of songs, Schubert took chamber music to lyrical heights.

  • Paul Apostolidis & Jeanne Morefield
  • Nancy Ball Charitable Fund
  • Doug & Karen Bayne
  • Twyla Brunson
  • Thomas Casstevens
  • James & Jo Ann Clapp
  • Liz Conover
  • Richard Counsell
  • Fred & Marie Crowe
  • Bruce Dumser
  • John David Earnest
  • Rick & Cecile Ervin, in honor of Norbert & Courtenay’s Wedding
  • Stephen Fisher
  • Robert Fontenot
  • Edward & Jan Foster
  • Ingrid Heintzberger
  • Judith & Ron Jamison
  • Andrew & Gail Jennings
  • Melvin Johnson
  • Alison Kirby & Daniel Calzaretta
  • Rosemary Lloyd
  • Laurie Manahan
  • Janet & Robert Miller
  • Susan Moore & Timothy Funk
  • Jackie & James Neubauer
  • Kirsten Nicolaysen & Tim Parker
  • Christine Paluta
  • Lisa Perfetti
  • Bart Preecs
  • Brenda Ramirez
  • Kathleen Ruggeri
  • Lynn & Rand Sealey
  • Sandra Soloman
  • Barbara Stubblefield
  • Carol Jean Thompson
  • Donald & Valerie Weaver
  • Jonathan & Melissa Webster

THE GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI CIRCLE, GIFTS UP TO $49:

Pergolesi’s Lifespan: 26 years. Though short-lived, Pergolesi was a prolific composer of operatic, sacred, and chamber music. His Stabat Mater has been performed on Good Friday in Naples, Italy, for almost 300 years.

  • Donna & Jeff Mahan
  • Christopher McGlumphey
  • Margaret Metastasio
  • David Miles
  • Hugh & Joyce Muzzall
  • Harriet Napierkowski
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • David Schober
  • Henry Stoll
  • Washington Secretary of State, Combined Fund Drive