A Message from the Board President...
Welcome and thank you for joining us for the South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s historic 85th season. Since 1932, the SBSO has been one of our area’s flagship cultural institutions. We are honored to continue the tradition of sharing the performance of world-class orchestral music, a timeless repertoire, internationally renowned musical talents, and our very own SBSO’s accomplished and gifted musicians.
This season marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our orchestra and community as we welcome our first new Music Director in nearly three decades. After an extensive search process that attracted top talent from around the globe, we are thrilled to have Maestro Alastair Willis atop our podium. This season he will lead our exceptional musicians in diverse programming that will appeal to music lovers of all ages and backgrounds.
At a time when many orchestras around the country are struggling, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is flourishing. We are proud to be part of a community that both values and generously supports the arts. Our sustained growth in attendance and financial support ensures a strong and viable organization that will enhance the culture of our region for years to come.
Of course, none of this is possible without you. Your patronage and generosity enable our orchestra to continue to provide outstanding orchestral music to our community. On behalf of our dedicated staff, talented musicians, and passionate Board of Directors, I would like to thank you, our loyal sponsors, donors, and patrons for your continued support.
We hope that you enjoy this performance and return with your friends, family, and colleagues for many more to come!
SBSO Board President
President - Kyle P. Everett | Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Company
Vice-President - John T. Axelberg | President, General Sheet Metal Works
Vice-President - Timothy J. Maher | Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Treasurer - Jennifer Kary, CPA | Crowe Horwath, LLP
Secretary - Robert J. Riley, M.D. | Family Medicine, Beacon Medical Group
Terry Allison, Ph.D. | Chancellor, Indiana University South Bend
Bruce R. Bancroft *+ | Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
D. Scott Brennan | Owner, The Brennan Group
Pete Buttigieg | Mayor, City of South Bend
David Cangany | General Manager, Transpo
Jack Champaigne | President, Electronics Inc.
Daniel M. Chipman, Ph.D. | Faculty, University of Notre Dame
Greg Conrad | President, Beacon Health Ventures
William Cushwa + | Community Volunteer
Loren Daily | Retired, Broker/Trader, Chicago Board of Trade
Linda Doshi | Schafer Industries, Inc.
June H. Edwards * + | Volunteer for the Arts
Shirley Geraghty + | Chair, Stanz Foodservice, Inc
Anne Griffith | Senior Director, Regional Development, University of Notre Dame
James Harris III, M.D. | Retired, Allergy and Immunology, South Bend Clinic
Jennet Ingle | Orchestra Representative
Richard W. Karcher | President and CEO, LaSalle Bristol
Denise Kuehner | Orchestra Representative
Tuck Langland | Sculptureworks, Inc.
Meg M. Loitz, J.D. | Vice President and Trust Officer, Teachers Credit Union
Michael Lugli | Market President, KeyBank
David M. Matthews | Developer
Nancy Menk, D.M.A. | Music Department Chair, Saint Mary’s College
Beth North | Business Developer, Force 5
Aaron Perri | Executive Director, South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts
Ernestine M. Raclin * + | Chairman Emeritus, 1st Source Corporation
Kitty Rose * | Retired Business Owner
Tim Rudge | Vice President Business Banking, Centier Bank
Cari Shein * + | Owner, Shein Realty
Dean Strycker, M.D. + | Retired Physician, Michiana Anesthesia Care P.C.
Matthew Teters, M.D. | Family Medicine, Beacon Medical Group
Alastair Willis | Music Director
Tsung Yeh | Conductor Laureate
Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev | Executive Director
* Past President
+ Director Emeritus