"Santa Fe's objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America..."

                     Phillip Huscher
                     The Santa Fe Opera
                    
 An American Pioneer


The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra

OrchestraThe Santa Fe Opera Orchestra is recognized internationally for the quality of its playing in a wide-ranging and demanding repertory. Its members come from leading orchestras around the country; many are active as recitalists, chamber musicians, and recording artists.

The 2013 Season Orchestra

Violin

Concertmaster
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic

Associate Concertmaster
Richard Rood

Principal Second Violin
Liang-Ping How

Assistant Principal Second Violin
Daniel Jordan

Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron
Jennifer Best+
Kathleen Brauer
Marlena Chow
Peter Ciaschini
Carla Ecker
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Magdalen Heilbronn
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Suzanne Kelly
Kerri N. Lay
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas*
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda
Ashley Vandiver*

Viola

Principal
Richard Fleischman

Assistant Principal
Allegra Faith Askew

Joshua Greenlaw
Melissa Trier Kirk
Alexandra Leem
David Marschall

Cello

Principal
Joseph Johnson

Assistant Principal
Thomas Heinrich

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Alastair Eng+
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
Sally Guenther+

Double Bass

Principal
Miles B. Davis

Assistant Principal
Anne Peterson

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat

Flute

Principal
Bart Feller

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Bart Feller
Peter Ader

Oboe

Principal
Robert Ingliss

James Button*+
Kevin Vigneau+

English Horn

James Button*+

Clarinet

Principal
Todd Levy

Erika Shrauger
Katherine Kohler+

Bass Clarinet

Katherine Kohler+

Bassoon

Principal
Ted Soluri

Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel+

Contrabassoon

Toni Lipton Temple+
Beth VanArsdel+

French Horn

Principal
Kelly Cornell*

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson

Trumpet

Principal
Christopher Stingle*

Charley Lea
David Dash
Tony Sadlon*+

Trombone

Principal
Mark Fisher

Jo Dee Davis

Bass Trombone

Andrew Chappelle

Tuba

Craig Sutherland+

Harp

Principal
Danis G. Kelly

Chloê Tula*+

Timpani

Principal
Jeffrey Milarsky

Percussion

Principal
Robert Klieger

Joseph Ferraro
Angela Gabriel+
Gregg Koyle+
David Tolen+

Guitar

Roberto Capocchi+
Lynn McGrath*+

Mandolin

Sandra C. Baron

Piano

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers++
Le Rossignol

Celeste

Tatiana Vassilieva++
Le Rossignol

Chinese Instruments

Jianbing Hu*+
Yimin Miao*+
Zhou Yi*+

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle

Librarian

Laura Conrad
Alizabeth Nowland, Intern

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* First Season
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff