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Festival Giving Circles

The following contributions to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival were received between May 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019. 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. 

  • BannerBank

  • Cape Flattery Foundation

  • Darcie Furlan

  • John Jamison & Kathy Wildermuth

  • David Meeker

  • Michael D. Martin Charitable Fund


The Joseph Haydn Circle, Gifts of $5,000 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

  • Columbia REA

  • Edward Jones


THE JOHANNES BRAHMS CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $2,500 to $4,999:

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.

  • Brad Anderson & Kay Mead

  • Iain & Stephanida Christie

  • JL Stubblefield Trust

  • National Endowment for the Arts

  • Dick & Julie Swenson

  • Dianna & Steven Woolley

  • Washington State Arts Commission


THE LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $1,250 TO $2,499:

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

  • Clara & Art Bald Trust

  • John DeMambro

  • Mike & Sue Gillespie

  • Albert Marshall

  • John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude

  • Linda Tam

  • Mary Garner Esary Trust

  • Port of Walla Walla

  • Ronald Van Yserloo


THE FELIX MENDELSSOHN CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $750-$1,249:

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

  • Edward & Elizabeth Carr

  • Cecile & Rick Ervin

  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works

  • Margaret Jamison

  • Jim Johnson

  • Cathy Lee-Haight

  • Margo & Tom Scribner

  • Michael & Susan Taylor


THE WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $300 to $749:

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

  • Lenore Barkan & Ron Urban

  • Amy Blau & Timothy Machonkin

  • Anitra Breit

  • Jon & Mary Campbell

  • David & LouAnn Casper

  • Jim & JoAnn Clapp

  • Patricia Cleavenger

  • James & Terri Cotts

  • Fred & Genie Crowe

  • Laura Curtis & Dave Glenn

  • Michael Davidson

  • Dayton Columbia County Fund

  • Marilyn & Robert Franklin

  • Friends of the Library

  • Anne Haley & Jim Shepherd

  • Amy & Peter Hess

  • Caitlin & Randall Johnson

  • Kenneth Wells Trust

  • Sharon Kohler

  • David Lupher & Elizabeth Vandiver

  • Karen Miller

  • Nelson Irrigation

  • Nancy Ross & Howard Ludwigs

  • Mark & Marlene Schuck

  • Dale & LaDessa Smelcer, In Memory of Kathryn Orr Rogers

  • Robynne Snow & Peter Viavant

  • Thompson Family Acupuncture

  • John Tombari

  • Warren Community Action Fund

  • Kathryn Zahl


THE FRANZ SCHUBERT CIRCLE, GIFTS OF $150 to $299

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

  • Kris & Tim Barry

  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby

  • James Carlsen

  • Liz Conover

  • Alyce Ann & Bruce Demarais

  • Bill & Jan Eyestone

  • Robert & Mary Jo Fontenot

  • Amelia & Dan Grinstead

  • Gerhard & Rita Hoffman

  • Linnea & Robert Keatts

  • Joyce Muzzall

  • Greg Nelson & Molly Reid

  • Howard & Jane Roberts

  • Diane Royce

  • Walla Walla Garden Motel

  • Trevor Ward

  • Donald & Valerie Weaver

  • Marvin & Sally Wood

  • Jill & Robert Zagelow


THE GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI CIRCLE, GIFTS UP TO $149:

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.

  • Ezra & Miriam Abraham

  • Barry Balof & Claire Valente

  • Doug & Karen Bayne

  • Chelanne Brown

  • Daniel Calzaretta & Alison Kirby

  • Joyce & Ted Cox

  • Carlos & Georgi Delgadillo

  • Nina Dillon

  • Heidi Dobson

  • Brian Dohe

  • Jane Drabek

  • Bruce & Tina Dumser

  • Stephen Fisher

  • GESA Power House Theatre

  • Sonja Gourley

  • Tricia Harding & Gary Meddaugh

  • Paul Kantor

  • Rosemary Lloyd

  • Kay Maxfield

  • Elizabeth & Michael McMurtry

  • David Miles

  • Bob & Janet Miller

  • Jennifer Miller

  • Nancy Ball Charitable Fund

  • Nancy Nestler

  • Jackie Neubauer

  • Brenda Ramirez

  • Sandra & Virgil Reynolds

  • Jan Roberts

  • David Schober

  • Andrea & Steve Stevens

  • Ronnie & Terry Tucker