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Masks are required at all times in the theater complex and throughout the performance.

Orchestra members on backstage

Orchestra

 

2021 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
Elizabeth Kaderabek†
Csaba Koczo*††
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas†
Magdalen Martinic
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Denise M. Rood
Lauren Rustad Roth*††
Christopher Takeda**
Alejandro Valdepeñas*††
Ashley Vandiver**

Viola

Richard Fleischman†
Margaret Dyer Harris††
Principal

Allegra Faith Askew
Laura Tait Chang*††
Joshua Greenlaw
Melissa Trier Kirk**
Alexandra Leem†
Theresa Rudolph**
Frank Shaw*††

Cello

Joseph Johnson
Principal

Alastair Eng
Assistant Principal

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener†
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
Benjamin Krug*††

Double Bass

Miles B. Davis
Principal

Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat

Flute

Bart Feller
Principal

Rachel Blumenthal*
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Bart Feller
Rachel Blumenthal*
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Alto Flute

Rachel Blumenthal*

Recorder

MaryAnn Shore+
Kevin Vigneau

Oboe

Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa†
Kevin Vigneau††

English Horn

Robert Ingliss
Kevin Vigneau††

Clarinet

Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger

Bass Clarinet

Michael Taylor Eiffert*+

Bassoon

Julia Harguindey
Principal

Lewis C. Kirk

Contrabassoon

Lewis C. Kirk

Horn

Kelly Cornell
Principal

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb+

Trumpet

Matthew Ernst††
Principal

Charley Lea†
David Dash
Mary Bowden††

Trombone

Jonathan Randazzo††
Principal

Christopher Buckolz††

Bass Trombone

Christopher Bassett

Tuba

Joe LeFevre+

Timpani

Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

Percussion

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
Scott Ney+
David Tolen+

Harp

Grace Browning
Principal

Joan Eidman+

Piano

Carol Anderson++

Fortepiano

Glenn Lewis++
Blair Salter++

Celeste

Blair Salter++

Synthesizer

Robert Bosworth++

Librarian

Laura Conrad

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