Orchestra

The 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 2016 Season Orchestra


VIOLIN
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Concertmaster
 
Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster
 
Liang-Ping How
Principal Second Violin
 
Daniel Jordan
Assistant 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
Chung-Yon Hong +
Fiona Lofthouse +
Sarah Tasker +
Elizabeth Young *+
 

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

Peter Ader
Jesse Tatum +
Patricia Wolf Zuber +
 
PICCOLO
Peter Ader
 
OBOE
Robert Ingliss
Principal
James Button
Amanda Talley +
Kevin Vigneau +

ENGLISH HORN
James Button
 
CLARINET
Todd Levy
Principal
Erika Shrauger
Miles Jaques *+
Katherine Kohler +
Dean LeBlanc *+

BASS CLARINET

Miles Jaques *+
Dean LeBlanc *+


BASSET HORN

Dean LeBlanc *+


BASSOON
William Hestand *
Principal
 
Lewis C. Kirk
Toni Lipton Temple +
Beth VanArsdel +
 
CONTRABASSOON

Toni Lipton Temple +
 

HORN
Kelly Cornell
Principal
 
Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb +

 

TRUMPET
Christopher Stingle
Principal
 
Charley Lea
David Dash
 
TROMBONE
Mark Fisher
Principal
 
Jo Dee Davis
Carson Keeble +
BASS TROMBONE
David Becker *
Andrew Chappell †
 
TUBA

Kevin Wass *


HARP
Grace Browning *
Principal

Joan Eidman +
 
MANDOLIN

Sandra C. Baron
 

ACCORDION
Steven Paxton +

TIMPANI
Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
 
PERCUSSION
Robert Klieger
Principal
 
Joseph Ferraro
Angela Gabriel +
Gregg Koyle +
Scott Ney +
David Tolen +
 
CELESTE

Patrick Harvey ++
Fanciulla, Vanessa

Michael Spassov ++
Fanciulla
 

HARPSICHORD

Carol Anderson ++
Capriccio
 

FORTEPIANO

Glenn Lewis ++
Don Giovanni
 

ORGAN

Patrick Harvey ++
Vanessa

Tatiana Vassilieva ++
Roméo & Juliette


ORCHESTRA MANAGER
Gregg Koyle
 
LIBRARIAN

Laura Conrad

Sheryl Hadeka *
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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