Orchestra

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

The 2017 Season Orchestra


VIOLIN
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Concertmaster
 
Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster
 
Liang-Ping How †
Daniel Jordan
Principal Second Violin
 
Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron
Kathleen Brauer
Marlena Chow Morgan
Peter Ciaschini
Carla Ecker
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Magdalen Heilbronn
Rebecca Jackson
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Suzanne Kelly
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas
Kerri N. Lay
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda

Ashley Vandiver
 

VIOLA
Richard Fleischman
Principal
 
Margaret Dyer Harris
Assistant Principal
 
Allegra Faith Askew
Brenton Caldwell
Joshua Greenlaw 
Alexandra Leem
Melissa Trier Kirk
 
CELLO
Alastair Eng
Joseph Johnson †
Principal
 
Thomas Heinrich
Assistant Principal
 
Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
 
DOUBLE BASS
Miles B. Davis
Principal
 
Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal
 
Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
 
FLUTE
Bart Feller
Principal

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber +

 
PICCOLO
Peter Ader
Bart Feller
 
Alto flute

Peter Ader
 

OBOE
Robert Ingliss
Principal

Kevin Vigneau 
Lindsay Flowers *+

ENGLISH HORN
Kevin Vigneau
 
CLARINET
Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger

BASS CLARINET

Miles Jaques +


BASSOON
Julia Harguindey *
Principal
 
Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel +
 
CONTRABASSOON

Lewis C. Kirk
 

Alto Saxophone

Eric Lau + 
Ashley Kelly *+
 

Recorder

Robert Ingliss
 

HORN
Kelly Cornell
Principal
 
Gregory Flint
Hunter Sholar †
Richard Sparrow *
James Wilson

 

TRUMPET
Christopher Stingle
Principal
 
Charley Lea
David Dash
 
TROMBONE
Mark Fisher
Principal

Carson Keeble 
 
BASS TROMBONE
David Becker
 
TUBA

Kevin Wass +


HARP
Grace Browning
Principal

Joan Eidman +

TIMPANI
Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal
 
PERCUSSION
Joseph Ferraro
Robert Klieger †
Principal

Gregg Koyle +
Scott Ney +
David Tolen +
 
Glass Harmonica

Friedrich Heinrich Kem *+
 

Guitar

James Moore *+
 

Electronica

Mason Bates *+
 

Continuo

Mark Brandfonbrener, cello
Stephen Hargreaves, harpsichord
 

CELESTE

Carol Anderson ++
Glenn Lewis ++
 

HARPSICHORD

Stephen Hargreaves ++
 

Piano

Glenn Lewis ++


ORCHESTRA MANAGER
Gregg Koyle
 
LIBRARIAN

Laura Conrad

T. Luke Bryson *
Intern


* First Season
† On Leave
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff
 

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Music Staff

Our Music Staff works diligently ensure the artistic quality of each production on the stage.  The members of the Music Staff come from some of the country’s leading opera houses and symphonies.

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