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Orchestra members on backstage

Orchestra

 

2022 Season 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.

Violin

Steven Moeckel
The Leonard Schwartz
Concertmaster Chair

Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan
Principal Second Violin

Margot Schwartz
Assistant Principal Second Violin

Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron
Jennifer Best Takeda
Kathleen Brauer†
Marlena Chow Morgan
Peter Ciaschini
Carla Ecker
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Megan Holland+
Elizabeth Kaderabek†
Csaba Koczo+
Philip Payton*††
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas
Leah Latorraca*††
Magdalen Martinic
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda†
Alejandro Valdepeñas††
Ashley Vandiver
Elizabeth Young+
Siyu Zhang*+

Viola

Richard Fleischman†
Dana Kelley*††
Principal

Margaret Dyer Harris†
Assistant Principal

Allegra Faith Askew
Joshua Greenlaw**
Melissa Trier Kirk**
Alexandra Leem
Theresa Rudolph**
Frank Shaw††
Olga Ziabrikova+

Cello

Joseph Johnson
Principal

Alastair Eng
Assistant Principal

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Ian Greenberg*††
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney†
Benjamin Krug+
Ashton Lim*+

Double Bass

Ian Hallas*††
Principal

Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
Dan McDougall*+

Flute

Bart Feller
Principal

Rachel Blumenthal
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Bart Feller
Rachel Blumenthal
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Oboe

Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa
Kevin Vigneau+

English Horn

Julia DeRosa

Clarinet

Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger

Bass Clarinet

Michael Taylor Eiffert+

Bassoon

Julia Harguindey†
Daniel Shelly*††
Principal

Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel+

Horn

Kelly Cornell
Principal

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb+

Trumpet

Matthew Ernst††
Principal

Charley Lea
David Dash
Leif Atchley*+
Brynn Marchiando+
John Marchiando+

Trombone

Jonathan Randazzo††
Principal

Christopher Buckolz††
Erick Lopez Hernandez*+
Lynn Mostoller+
Gerry Pagano*+

Bass Trombone

Christopher Bassett

Tuba & Cimbasso

Joe LeFevre+

Timpani

Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

Percussion

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
David Tolen+

Harp

Grace Browning
Principal

Guitar

Roberto Capocchi+

Fortepiano

James Lesniak++

Librarian

Laura Conrad

Matt Geise*
Intern

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle


* First Season
† On Leave
†† Acting
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff
** Rotating Assistant Principal Viola

Orchestra pit at night

For information regarding orchestra auditions, contact:

Orchestra Manager
auditions@santafeopera.org
No phone calls please