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.
 

The 2018 Season Orchestra


VIOLIN

Eric Gratz*
Ellen dePasquale*
Guest Concertmaster


Richard Rood

Associate Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan
Principal Second Violin

Carla Ecker
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas
Christopher Takeda
Assistant Principal Second Violin

Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron
Kathleen Brauer
Marlena Chow Morgan
Peter Ciaschini
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Rebecca Jackson
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Suzanne Kelly
Kerri N. Lay
Magdalen Martinic
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic†
Denise M. Rood
Ashley Vandiver


VIOLA
Richard Fleischman
Principal
 
Margaret Dyer Harris
Assistant Principal
 
Allegra Faith Askew
Joshua Greenlaw
Alexandra Leem
Melissa Trier Kirk
Theresa Rudolph*
 
VIOLA D'AMORE

Richard Fleischman
 

CELLO

Joseph Johnson
Principal

Abraham Feder*
Thomas Heinrich†
Assistant Principal

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
 

DOUBLE BASS
Miles B. Davis
Principal
 
Anne Peterson
Assistant Principal
 
Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
 
FLUTE
Bart Feller
Principal

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber +

 

PICCOLO
Peter Ader
Bart Feller
 
OBOE
Robert Ingliss
Principal

Julia DeRosa*
Michelle Farah*+

ENGLISH HORN
Julia DeRosa*
 
CLARINET
Todd Levy
Principal

Erika Shrauger
Liam Burke*+
 
E-FLAT CLARINET

Todd Levy
Erika Shrauger


BASS CLARINET

Liam Burke*


CONTRABASS CLARINET

Liam Burke*+


BASSOON
Julia Harguindey
Principal
 
Lewis C. Kirk
Beth VanArsdel +
 
CONTRABASSOON

Lewis C. Kirk
 

HORN
Kelly Cornell
Principal
 
Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Karen Suarez Flint+

 

TRUMPET
Christopher Stingle
Principal
 
Charley Lea
David Dash
 
TROMBONE
Mark Fisher
Principal

Jonathan Randazzo*
Christopher Buckolz+

BASS TROMBONE

Christopher Bassett*
 

TUBA

Craig Sutherland+


HARP
Grace Browning
Principal

Joan Eidman +

TIMPANI
Jeffrey Milarsky
Principal
 
PERCUSSION

Robert Klieger
Principal

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
Scott Ney+
David Tolen+


CELESTE

Carol Anderson ++
Keuna Lee++


FORTEPIANO

James Lesniak ++


HARMONIUM

Peter Pasztor++
 

Piano

Glenn Lewis ++


ORCHESTRA MANAGER
Gregg Koyle
 
LIBRARIAN

Laura Conrad
Paul Beck*

Simone Sile*
Intern


* First Season
† On Leave
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff
 

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Music Staff

Our Music Staff works diligently to 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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