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Orchestra members on backstage

Orchestra

2019 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*
Eric Wyrick*
Guest Concertmaster

Richard Rood
Associate Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan
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
Rebecca Jackson††
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas**
Magdalen Martinic
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda**
Ashley Vandiver**
Chung-Yon Hong+
Fiona Lofthouse+

Viola

Richard Fleischman
Principal

Margaret Dyer Harris†
Assistant Principal

Allegra Faith Askew
Joshua Greenlaw***
Melissa Trier Kirk***
Alexandra Leem***
John T. Posadas††
Theresa Rudolph
Olga Ziabrikova+

Cello

Joseph Johnson
Principal

Alastair Eng††
Assistant Principal

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
James Holland*+

Double Bass

Miles B. Davis
Principal

Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
Frank Murry*+

Flute

Bart Feller†
Ebonee Thomas*††
Principal

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+
Jesse Tatum+

Piccolo

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+
Jennifer Lau*+
Jesse Tatum+

Oboe

Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa
Kevin Vigneau+

English Horn

Julia DeRosa

Clarinet

Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger

E-Flat Clarinet

Erika Shrauger

Bass Clarinet

Miles Jaques +

Contrabass Clarinet

Liam Burke+

Bassoon

Julia Harguindey
Principal

Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel +

Saxophone

Eric Lau+
Ashley Kelly+

Contrabassoon

Lewis C. Kirk

Horn

Kelly Cornell
Principal

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb+
Karen Suarez Flint+

Trumpet

Matthew Ernst*††
Christopher Stingle†
Principal

Charley Lea
David Dash
Ben Bell Bern*+
Brynn Marchiando+

Trombone

Mark Fisher
Principal

Jonathan Randazzo
Christopher Buckolz+

Bass Trombone

Christopher Bassett

Cimbasso

Christopher Bassett

Tuba

Joe LeFevre*+

Harp

Grace Browning
Principal

Joan Eidman+

Timpani

Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal

Percussion

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
Scott Ney+
David Tolen+

Celeste

Clinton Smith++

Harpsichord Continuo

Clinton Smith++

Piano

Glenn Lewis++

Synthesizer

Carol Anderson++
Blair Salter++
Gordon Schermer++

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle

Librarian

Laura Conrad

Chris Skyles*
Intern


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

Orchestra pit at night

For information regarding orchestra auditions, contact:

Orchestra Manager
auditions@santafeopera.org
No phone calls please