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2019 – 2020 Orchestra

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CONDUCTOR

Wes Kenney

Wilfred Schwartz Conductor’s Endowed Chair, Karl and Wilma Carson

 

VIOLINS

Stacy Lesartre, Concertmaster

Riedman/Women’s Guild Endowed Chair

Nina Fronjian, Assistant Concertmaster

Julian and Ida Siegel Endowed Chair

Auditioning, Principal 1st 

Dorothy Gruber Horowitz Endowed Chair

Christine Menter, Principal 2nd 

Wilson & Emily Wilmarth and Family Endowed Chair

Sarah Whitnah, Asst. Principal 2nd
Arlo Adams
Ji Hye Chung *
Jennifer Crim
Timothy Cuffman
Jean Denney
Mary Evans
Ryan Foley
Mary Gindulis
Rachel Sliker
Bennett Stucky

 

VIOLAS

Ethan Hecht, Principal

Lilla B. Morgan Endowed Chair

Lauren Spaulding, Asst. Principal
Sabrina Romney Lloyd
David Swiss
Kyla Witt

 

CELLOS

Becky Kutz Osterberg, Principal

Jeanise Brown Endowed Chair

Heidi Mausbach, Assistant Principal

Joannah L. Merriman Endowed Chair

Jessica Albrecht
Chas Barnard
Joseph Howe
Peter Linder
Beth Wells

 

BASSES

Brett Armstrong, Principal

Bettie Wilcox Endowed Chair

Auditioning, Asst Principal
Erik Deines
Forest Greenough
Jason Thompson

 

FLUTES

Norman Gonzales, Principal

Renate Justin, M.D. Endowed Chair

Kristin Sommer, 2nd/Associate Principal
Sandra Tiemens, 3rd

 

PICCOLO

Sandra Tiemens

Fern Bennett Endowed Chair

 

OBOES

Max Soto-Sibaja, Principal

David and Alison Dennis Endowed Chair

Gina Johnson *, 2nd

Walter Scott McCoil Endowed Chair (NEW)

Pablo Hernandez **, 2nd

 

ENGLISH HORN

Gina Johnson *

Bob and Joyce Everitt Endowed Chair

Pablo Hernandez **

 

CLARINETS

Kellan Toohey, Principal

Freddy Martin Endowed Chair

William Colby Bond, 2nd

 

BASSOONS

Tom Bittinger, Principal

Tom Bittinger Endowed Chair

Susie McCollum, 2nd

 

HORNS

Dan Nebel, Principal

Pat and Edna Rizley Griffin Endowed Chair

Raya Panova, 2nd
John McGuire, 3rd/Associate Principal
Ayo Derbyshire, 4th
Lauren Varley, Assistant

 

TRUMPETS

Stanley Curtis, Principal

Clark Livingston Endowed Chair

Derek McDonald, 2nd/Associate Principal

TROMBONES

Daniel Watt, Principal

Lynnette C. Jung Endowed Chair

Nat Wickham, 2nd

Kiel Lauer, Bass

William E. Runyan Endowed Chair

 

TUBA

Steve Vaughn, Principal

 

TIMPANI

Michael Tetreault, Principal

Wayne and Phyllis Schrader Endowed Chair

 

PERCUSSION

Carl Dixon, Principal

Graham and Joanne Harrison  Endowed Chair

Leo T. Canale

Josephine Kathryn Guerriero Principal Triangle Endowed Chair

Thomas VanSchoick

 

HARP

Pamela Eldridge, Principal

Kepler Endowed Chair

 

KEYBOARD

Auditioning, Principal

Kathryn Edwards Endowed Chair

 

ORGAN

Marie L. Schall Endowed Chair (NEW)  

 

CELESTE

Tom Sutherland Endowed Chair

 

APPRENTICE CONDUCTOR

Jeremy Cuebas

 

LIBRARIAN

Becky Kutz Osterberg

 

ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL MANAGER

Jean Denney

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Kevin Wolfgang

 

* on leave
** acting

Section string and percussion players are listed alphabetically and are seated in a rotation pattern throughout the season.