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Festival Giving Circles

The following contributions to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival were received between May 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018 (the respective annual press deadlines for this very book). We strive for perfection in recognizing the generosity of our community. If we have made an error, please send us a correction to: info@wwcmf.org. We will update our records accordingly.


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
  • Cape Flattery Foundation
  • Darcie Furlan
  • Dos Rios Fund of BMCF
  • 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
  • Larry & Sharon Clinton
  • Susan & Michael Gillespie
  • Margaret Jamison
  • Albert Marshall
  • David Meeker
  • Susan Monahan & Mark Brucks
  • J.L. Stubblefield Trust
  • Dick & Julie Swenson

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.

  • Clara & Art Bald Trust
  • Cecile & Rick Ervin
  • Mary Garner Esary Trust
  • Amelia & Dan Grinstead
  • Cathy Lee-Haight
  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works
  • Hal Hunt
  • Ann & Carl Schmitt
  • Dianna & Stephen 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 
  • Jack Copperman & Martine Purcell
  • Laura Curtis & David Glenn 
  • Kari Miller
  • Karl Eckhardt & Pam Mittelstadt
  • Lynne Pierce
  • Kevin & Joann Schempf Fund
  • Margo & Tom Scribner
  • Rebekka Christie Sharma
  • Linda Tam
  • John Tombari

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

  • Chris Baird
  • Lenore Barkan & Ron Urban 
  • Amy Blau & Timothy Machonkin
  • Anitra Breit
  • Maryann & Russell Byerley
  • Jon & Mary Agnes Campbell
  • Edward & Elizabeth Carr
  • Jennifer Clapp
  • James Clapp
  • Patricia Cleavenger
  • Joyce & Ted Cox
  • Dayton/Columbia County Fund of the BMCF
  • Gene Dixon & Tim Theriac
  • Linnea & Robert Keatts
  • Jamey Lamar 
  • Norbert Lewandowski
  • David Lupher & Elizabeth Vandiver 
  • Ben & Landra Macy
  • Kay Maxfield
  • Charles McBride & Purificacion Smith
  • Elizabeth & James Moyer
  • Lucia & David Mumm
  • Nelson Irrigation
  • Gregory Nelson
  • Kirsten Schober
  • Robert Shanks
  • Larissa Shepard
  • Marilyn Shrude & John Sampen
  • Dale & LaDessa Smelcer
  • Thompson Family Acupuncture Clinic
  • Carol Jean Thompson
  • Stephen & Suzanne Towery
  • James Tevenan
  • Craig & Ursula Volwiler
  • Trevor Ward
  • Juli Weiss
  • Kenneth Wells Trust
  • Kathryn Zahl

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.

  • Doug & Karen Bayne
  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby
  • Tim Brown & Meribeth Powers
  • James Carlsen
  • Liz Conover
  • James & Terri Cotts
  • Fred & Genie Crowe
  • Alyce Ann & Bruce Desmarais
  • Jan & Bill Eyestone
  • Jane & Roger Finch
  • Kenneth Frahm
  • Friends of the Walla Walla Public Library
  • Anne Haley
  • Andrew & Gail Jennings
  • Jeanine Johnston
  • Mary & Michael Luce
  • Rhonda McNett
  • Philip Payton
  • Brenda Ramirez
  • Al & Jane Roberts
  • Jan Roberts
  • Kathleen Ruggeri
  • Tor Sandven
  • Mark & Marlene Schuck
  • Lynn Sharp
  • Judith Shulman
  • Betty & Manford Simcock
  • Robynne Snow
  • Andrea & Steve Stevens
  • Richard Thornton
  • Marvin & Sally Wood
  • Donald & Valerie Weaver
  • Jill & Robert Zagelow

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.

  • Ezra & Miriam Abraham
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Don Baer
  • Nancy Ball Charitable Fund
  • Kris & Tim Barry
  • Heather Bentley
  • Cory Benz
  • David Bracher
  • Chelanne Brown
  • Daniel Calzaretta & Alison Kirby
  • Douglas Carlsen
  • Barlow & Dalia Corkrum
  • Richard Counsell
  • Heidi Dobson
  • Brian Dohe
  • Deborah Doyle
  • Jane Drabek
  • Bruce Dumser
  • John David Earnest
  • Peter Finch
  • Stephen Fisher
  • Deborah Foley
  • Robert Fontenot
  • Pamela Good
  • Sonja Gourley
  • Melvin A. Johnson
  • Charles & Charlene Kaaen
  • Paul Kantor & Virginia Weckstrom
  • Sharon & Tim Kaufman-Osborn
  • Rosemary Lloyd
  • Jane Long & Barton Preecs
  • Susan MacDonald
  • Donna & Jeff Mahan
  • Laurie & Martin Manahan
  • Jeanne McMenemy
  • Elizabeth McMurtry
  • Jane McNew
  • David Miles
  • Bob & Janet Miller
  • Jennifer Mouat
  • Anne Mulherkar
  • Joyce Muzzall
  • Jackie Neubauer
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • Pat Richmond
  • Martha Schilling
  • David Schober
  • Jeanne Scott
  • Lynn & Rand Sealey
  • Karen & Mark Tracy
  • Ronnie & Terry Tucker
  • John & Sally Tuttle
  • Claire Valente & Barry Balof
  • Terry & Marilyn Westerbeck
  • Cynthia & Grant Witherspoon

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.

  • Dale Chapman & Cricket Cordova
  • Diane Reed 
  • Patti & Richard Tuttle