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Festival Giving Circles

The following contributions to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival were received between April 15, 2016 and April 15, 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

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.

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

  • Bald Trust
  • Bonnie & Clifford Braden Foundation
  • Esary Trust
  • Mike & Sue Gillespie
  • Kenneth Goldsmith & Jo Anne Ritacca
  • Hal Herbert Hunt
  • Jim Johnson
  • Ben & Landra Macy
  • Al Marshall
  • Port of Walla Walla
  • Donna Underman Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation

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.

  • Larry & Sharon Clinton
  • Jack Copperman & Martine Purcell
  • Karl Eckhardt & Pamela Mittelstadt
  • Rick & Cecile Ervin
  • Charles McBride & Purificacion Smith
  • Kay Mead & Brad Anderson
  • Jennifer Miller
  • Margo & Tom Scribner
  • Linda Tam
  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works

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.

  • Anonymous
  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby
  • Amy Blau & Timothy Machonkin
  • Anitra & Thomas Breit
  • Tim Brown and Meribeth Powers
  • Russell & Maryann Byerley
  • Edward & Elizabeth Carr
  • Cascadia Montessori School
  • Patricia Cleavenger
  • Michael & Lauri Corliss
  • Joyce & Ted Cox
  • Laura Curtis and Dave Glenn
  • Michael Davidson
  • Dayton/Columbia County WA Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Hal & MaryAnn Deck
  • Alex DeMambro
  • Dan & Amelia Grinstead
  • Nelson Irrigation
  • Kenneth Wells Trust
  • Kevin and JoAnn Schempf Fund
  • Kay Maxfield
  • Sharon McLees Revocable Trust
  • Karen Miller
  • Nancy Ramstedt
  • John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude
  • Robynne Snow
  • John Tombari
  • Stephen & Suzanne Towery
  • Claire Valente and Barry Balof
  • Craig & Ursula Volwiler
  • Kenneth Wells Trust
  • Jill & Bob Zagelow

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
  • Rebekka Christie
  • David Kerr Violin Shop
  • Leila El-Wakil
  • Edward & Jan Foster
  • Friends of the Library
  • Sonja Gourley
  • Anonymous
  • Cathy & Michael Haight
  • Anne E. Haley
  • Thomas & Jeanine Johnston
  • Robert & Linnea Keatts
  • Kent Lewandowski
  • Rosemary Lloyd
  • Brenda Ramirez
  • Howard & Jane Roberts
  • Mark & Marlene Schuck
  • Elizabeth & Manford Simcock
  • LaDessa & Dale Smelcer

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.

  • Anonymous
  • Ezra & Miriam Abraham
  • Paul Apostolidis & Jeanne Morefield
  • Nancy Ball Charitable Fund
  • Doug & Karen Bayne
  • Twyla Brunson
  • Alison Kirby & Daniel Calzaretta
  • Thomas Casstevens
  • James & Jo Ann Clapp
  • Liz Conover
  • Richard Counsell
  • Marie & Fred Crowe
  • Bruce Dumser
  • Stephen Fisher
  • Robert Fontenot
  • Timothy Funk & Susan Moore
  • Ingrid Heintzberger Vu
  • Ron & Judith Jamison
  • Andrew & Gail Jennings
  • Melvin Johnson
  • Abraham Liebhaber
  • Laurie Manahan
  • Janet & Robert Miller
  • Nancy Ball Charitable Fund
  • Jackie & James Neubauer
  • Kirsten Nicolaysen & Tim Parker
  • Christine Paluta
  • Lisa Perfetti
  • Kathleen Ruggeri
  • Rand & Lynn Sealey
  • K.N. & E.R. Sillifant
  • Sandra Soloman
  • Barbara Stubblefield
  • Carol Jean Thompson
  • Donald & Valerie Weaver
  • Jonathan & Melissa Webster
  • Marvin & Sally Wood

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.

  • Susan MacDonald
  • Donna & Jeff Mahan
  • Christopher McGlumphey
  • Margaret Metastasio
  • David Miles
  • Hugh & Joyce Muzzall
  • Harriet Napierkowski
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • David Schober
  • Henry Stoll
  • Marcia & Norman Wilke