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Festival Giving Circles

The following contributions to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival were received between September 1, 2017 and December 13, 2018. 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

  • Cape Flattery Foundation

  • Dos Rios Fund

  • Darcie Furlan 

  • Michael D. Martin Charitable Fund

  • David Meeker


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.

  • City of Walla Walla


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.

  • Mark Brucks & Susan Monahan

  • Iain & Stephanida Christie

  • Edward Jones

  • JL Stubblefield Trust

  • Dick & Julie Swenson

  • Dianna & Steven Woolley


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.

  • Brad Anderson & Kay Mead

  • Clara & Art Bald Trust

  • Anitra Breit

  • Larry & Sharon Clinton

  • John DeMambro

  • Mary Garner Esary Trust

  • Mike & Sue Gillespie

  • Margaret Jamison

  • Albert Marshall

  • Port Of Walla Walla

  • Ann & Carl Schmitt

  • Margo & Tom Scribner

  • Ronald Van Yserloo

  • Walla Walla County

  • Washington State Arts Commission


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

  • Cecile & Rick Ervin

  • Amelia & Dan Grinstead

  • Paul Hribernick & Martha Works

  • Jim Johnson

  • Cathy Lee-Haight

  • Nelson Irrigation

  • Linda Tam


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

  • Jon & Mary Campbell

  • Jack Copperman & Martine Purcell

  • Joyce & Ted Cox

  • Fred & Genie Crowe

  • Laura Curtis & Dave Glenn

  • Dayton Columbia County Fund

  • Gene Dixon & Tim Theriac

  • Karl Eckhardt & Pamela Mittelstadt

  • Amy & Peter Hess

  • Linnea & Robert Keatts

  • Sharon Kohler

  • Jamey Lamar

  • Nancy Ross Ludwigs

  • David Lupher & Elizabeth Vandiver 

  • Ben & Landra Macy

  • Kay Maxfield

  • Charles McBride & Purificacion Smith

  • Karen Miller

  • Lynne Pierce

  • John Sampen & Marilyn Shrude

  • Kevin Schempf

  • Rebekka Christie Sharma

  • Dale & LaDessa Smelcer

  • Robynne Snow & Peter Viavant

  • Thompson Family Acupuncture

  • Carol Jean Thompson

  • John Tombari

  • Stephen & Suzanne Towery

  • Craig & Ursula Volwiler

  • Warren Community Action Fund

  • Kenneth Wells Trust

  • Jill & Robert Zagelow

  • 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.

  • Chris Baird

  • Nancy Ball Charitable Trust

  • Earl & Sandra Blackaby

  • Tim Brown & Beth Powers

  • James Carlsen

  • James Clapp

  • Jennifer Clapp

  • Patricia Cleavenger

  • Liz Conover

  • James & Terri Cotts

  • Bill & Jan Eyestone

  • Robert Fontenot

  • Friends of the Library

  • Gerhard & Rita Hoffman

  • Andrew & Gail Jennings

  • Norbert Lewandowski

  • Christina McGann & Stephen Miahky

  • David Miles

  • Elizabeth & James Moyer

  • David & Lucia Mumm

  • Joyce Muzzall

  • Greg Nelson & Molly Reid

  • Howard & Jane Roberts

  • Jan Roberts

  • Diane Royce

  • Kathleen Ruggeri

  • Tor Sandven

  • Kirsten Schober

  • Mark & Marlene Schuck

  • Carolyn & Robert Shanks

  • Larissa Shepard

  • Anne Haley & Jim Shepherd

  • Betty & Manford Simcock

  • James Tevenan

  • Trevor Ward

  • Juli Weiss


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

  • Lisa Anderson

  • Don Baer

  • Barry Balof & Claire Valente

  • Kris & Tim Barry

  • Doug & Karen Bayne

  • Heather Bentley

  • Cory Benz

  • David Bracher

  • Chelanne Brown

  • Daniel Calzaretta & Alison Kirby

  • Douglas Carlsen & Mary Cleveland

  • Wayne Chabre & Jeanne McMenemy

  • Dale Chapman & Cricket Cordova

  • Barlow & Dalia Corkrum

  • Ann Berner & Richard Counsell

  • Nicholas D'Antonio & Lynn Sharp

  • Alyce & Bruce Desmarais

  • Heidi Dobson

  • Brian Dohe

  • Deborah Doyle & John Wakeman

  • Jane Drabek

  • Bruce & Tina Dumser

  • Jane & Roger Finch

  • Peter Finch

  • Stephen Fisher

  • Deborah Foley

  • Kenneth Frahm

  • GESA Power House Theatre

  • Pamela & Ray Good

  • Sonja Gourley

  • Bruce Henderson & Diane Reed

  • Linda Herbert

  • Charleen & Charles Kaaen

  • Paul Kantor

  • Sharon & Timothy Kaufman-Osborn

  • Rosemary Lloyd

  • Susan MacDonald

  • Donna & Jeff Mahan

  • Laurie & Marty Manahan

  • Elizabeth & Michael McMurtry

  • Jim & Rhonda McNett

  • Jane McNew

  • Bob & Janet Miller

  • Haydn & Jennifer Mouat

  • Anne & Shirish Mulherkar

  • Jackie Neubauer

  • Philip Payton

  • Brenda Ramirez

  • Sandra Reynolds

  • Pat Richmond

  • Martha Schilling

  • David Schober

  • Edward & Jeanne Scott

  • Lynn & Rand Sealey

  • Andrea & Steve Stevens

  • Richard Thornton

  • Mark Tracy

  • Ronnie & Terry Tucker

  • Sally Singer & John Tuttle

  • Richard Tuttle

  • Walla Walla Garden Motel

  • Donald & Valerie Weaver

  • Marilynn & Terry Westerbeck

  • Cynthia & Grant Witherspoon

  • Marvin & Sally Wood