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Orchestra members on backstage

Orchestra

 

2024 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

Nathan Olson^^
The Leonard Schwartz
Concertmaster Chair

Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan
Principal Second Violin

Margot Schwartz
Assistant Principal Second Violin

Jennie Baccante
Sandra Baron
Kathleen Brauer
Peter Ciaschini
Nicholas Eanet*^^
Carla Ecker
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong^
Megan Holland+
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Csaba Koczo+
Leah Latorraca^^
Magdalen Martinic
Marlena Chow Morgan
Philip Payton^^
Denise M. Rood
Yuko Shimokawa*+
Jennifer Best Takeda
Christopher Takeda
Ashley Vandiver
Elizabeth Young+

Viola

Margaret Dyer Harris^^
Principal

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

Cello

Joseph Johnson^
Alastair Eng^^
Principal

Maurizio Baccante#
Mark Brandfonbrener#
Andy Kolb*+
Amanda Laborete*+
Ashton Lim^^
Christopher Schnell#
JosuƩ ValdepeƱas*^^

Double Bass

Alexander Bickard
Principal

Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal
Stephen Groat
Dan McDougall+
Mark Tatum

Flute

Bart Feller
Principal

Rachel Blumenthal
Jesse Tatum+
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Bart Feller
Rachel Blumenthal
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Oboe

Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa
Lucian Avalon+
Kevin Vigneau+

English Horn

Julia DeRosa

Clarinet

Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger
Luis Baez*+

E-Flat Clarinet

Ashrey Shah*+

Bass Clarinet

Nicholas Davies*+

Basset Horn

Nicholas Davies*+

Bassoon

Julia Harguindey
Principal

Lewis C. Kirk
Nicholas Ritter*+

Contrabassoon

Lewis C. Kirk

Horn

Kelly Cornell
Principal

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James F. Wilson
Peter Erb+

Trumpet

William Leathers
Principal

Charley Lea
David Dash
Brynn Marchiando+

Trombone

Ian Maser
Principal

Jonathan Randazzo^
Ross Holcombe*^^

Bass Trombone

Christopher Bassett^
Riley Giampaolo*^^

Cimbasso

Jarrett McCourt+

Tuba

Jarrett McCourt+

Timpani

Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

Percussion

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Alexis Corbin*+
Gregg Koyle+
David Tolen+

Harp

Grace Browning^
Elenor Kirk*^^
Principal

Matthew Tutsky*+

Mandolin

Alastair Eng

Celeste

Aurelia Andrews++

Piano

Erica Guo++

Fortepiano

John Arida++
James Lesniak++

Librarian

Laura Conrad

James Nelson*
Apprentice

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle


* First Season
^ On Leave
^^ Acting
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff
** Rotating Assistant Principal Viola
## Rotating Assistant Principal Cello

Orchestra pit at night

For information regarding orchestra auditions, contact:

Orchestra Manager
auditions@santafeopera.org
No phone calls please