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Festival Giving Circles

The fiscal year of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival (WWCMF) is Spetember 1 to August 31. Listed contributions were received between September 1, 2015 and December 12, 2016.. We strive for perfection in recognizing our amazing community of contributors. However, occasionally we play a wrong note. If you notice a misspelling or perhaps an error of omission, please let us know. We will get back to the practice room and get it right!


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. 

  • 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.

  • Anonoymous
  • Mark Brucks & Susan Monahan
  • Iain & Stephanida Christie
  • Columbia REA
  • Dos Rios Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Hal Herbert Hunt
  • Edward Jones
  • Ben & Landra Macy
  • Port of Walla Walla
  • Sonia Schmitt
  • Dick & Julie Swenson
  • J.L. Stubblefield Trust
  • Walla Walla County
  • Steve & Dianna Woolley

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
  • Mary Garner Esary Trust
  • Robert & Marilyn Franklin
  • Darcie Furlan
  • Mike & Sue Gillespie Family Fund
  • Kenneth Goldsmith & Jo Anne Ritacca
  • James M. Johnson
  • Ben & Landra Macy
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Donald C. & Ruth F. Roff Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Dick & Julie Swenson
  • Linda Woolley Tam
  • The Van Yserloo Family, in loving memory of Barbara Van Yserloo
  • Washington State Arts Commission

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.

  • Rick & Cecile Ervin
  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works
  • Albert Marshall
  • Karen Miller
  • Tom & Margo 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.

  • Anonymous
  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby
  • Edward & Elizabeth Carr
  • Patricia Cleavenger
  • Jack Copperman & Martine Purcell
  • Michael & Lauri Corliss
  • Ted & Joyce Cox
  • Fred & Genie Crowe
  • Michael Davidson
  • Dayton/Columbia County WA Fund of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
  • Alex DeMambro
  • David Glenn & Laura Curtis
  • Dan & Amelia Grinstead
  • Peter & Amy Hess
  • Betty Holcomb
  • Kay Maxfield
  • Chuck McBride & Purification Smith
  • David, Lucia, Vienna & Milan Mumm
  • Martine Purcell & Jack Copperman
  • Nancy Ramstedt
  • Jane & Al Roberts
  • John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude
  • Robynne Snow
  • John Tombari
  • Stephen & Suzanne Towery
  • Claire Valente
  • Craig & Ursula Volwiler
  • Walla Walla Community College
  • Walla Walla Community College Foundation
  • Kenneth B. Wells Trust
  • Robert & Jill 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.

  • Anonymous
  • Andy Block
  • James Carlsen
  • Jon & Mary Agnes Campbell
  • James Carlsen
  • David Kerr Violin Shop
  • Leila El-Wakil
  • Friends of the Library of Walla Walla
  • Sonja Gourley
  • Anne Haley
  • Howard & Sue Higgen
  • Andrew & Gail Jennings
  • Thomas & Jeanine Johnston
  • Robert & Linnea Keatts
  • Kent Lewandowski
  • Rosemary Lloyd
  • Timothy Machonkin & Amy Blau
  • Mark & Marlene Schuck
  • Manford Simcock
  • Dick & Deb Simon
  • Dale & LaDessa 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
  • David & Lou Ann Casper
  • James & Jo Ann Clapp
  • Liz Conover
  • Richard Counsell
  • Nicholas D’Antonio & DDE Musical Instruments
  • Bruce & Alyce DeMarais
  • Bruce Dumser
  • Rick & Cecile Ervin, in Honor of Norbert & Courtenay
  • Stephen Fisher
  • Robert Fontenot
  • Jan & Edward Foster
  • Elizabeth George
  • Peter Hess in Honor of the Marriage of Norbs & Courtenay
  • Ron & Judy Jamison
  • Paul Kantor and Virginia Weckstrom
  • Tim & Sharon Kaufman-Osborn
  • Alison Kirby & Daniel Calzaretta
  • Abraham Liebhaber
  • Laurie Manahan
  • Jackie Neubauer
  • Christine Paluta
  • Lisa Perfetti
  • Brenda Ramirez
  • K.N. & E.R. Sillifant
  • Sandy Solomon
  • Barbara Stubblefield
  • Carol Jean Thompson
  • Richard Thornton
  • Peter Viavant, in honor of Charlotte Snow
  • Ingrid Heintzberger Vu
  • Donald & Valerie Weaver
  • Jonathan & Melissa Webster
  • Terry & Marilynn Westerbeck
  • 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.

  • Anonymous
  • Chelanne Brown in Memory of Sigrid Grinius
  • Twyla Brunson
  • Mary Cleveland
  • Allan Gillespie
  • John & Linda Lohrman
  • Susan MacDonald & Christopher McGlumphey
  • Margaret Metastasio
  • Hugh & Joyce Muzzall
  • Harriet Napierkowski
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • Henry Stoll
  • Marcia & Norman Wilke