"Santa Fe's objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America..."

                     Phillip Huscher
                     The Santa Fe Opera
                    
 An American Pioneer


The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra

OrchestraThe Santa Fe Opera Orchestra is recognized internationally for the quality of its playing in a wide-ranging and demanding repertory. Its members come from leading orchestras around the country; many are active as recitalists, chamber musicians, and recording artists.

The 2015 Season Orchestra

Violin

Concertmaster
Borivoj Martinic-Jercic

Associate Concertmaster
Richard Rood

Principal Second Violin
Liang-Ping How

Assistant Principal Second Violin
Daniel Jordan

Jennie Baccante
Sandra C. Baron
Kathleen Brauer
Marlena Chow
Peter Ciaschini
Carla Ecker
Lisa Ferguson
Debra H. Fong
Magdalen Heilbronn
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Suzanne Kelly
Jennifer Kozbial Posadas
Kerri N. Lay
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda
Ashley Vandiver
Jennifer Best Takeda+
Chung-Yon Hong+
Rebecca Jackson*+
Fiona Lofthouse+

Viola

Principal
Richard Fleischman

Assistant Principal
Margaret Dyer Harris*

Allegra Faith Askew
Joshua Greenlaw
Alexandra Leem
David Marschall
Melissa Trier Kirk
John T. Posadas*+

Cello

Principal
Joseph Johnson

Assistant Principal
Thomas Heinrich

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney
Alastair Eng+
Sally Guenther+

Double Bass

Principal
Miles B. Davis

Assistant Principal
Anne Peterson

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat
Kristen Bruya+

Flute

Principal
Bart Feller

Peter Ader
Jesse Tatum+
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Peter Ader

Oboe

Principal
Robert Ingliss

James Button
Amanda Talley*+

English Horn

James Button

Bass Oboe

Melissa Pena+

Clarinet

Principal
Todd Levy

Erika Shrauger
Katherine Kohler+
Lori Lovato+
James Shields+

E-Flat Clarinet

Erika Shrauger

Bass Clarinet

Mark Dubac+

Bassoon

Principal
Ted Soluri

Lewis C. Kirk
Toni Lipton Temple+
Beth VanArsdel+

Contrabassoon

Lewis C. Kirk

French Horn

Principal
Kelly Cornell

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Peter Erb*+
Karen Suarez Flint*+
Nathan Ukens*+

Trumpet

Principal
Christopher Stingle

Charley Lea
David Dash
Brynn Marchiando+

Trombone

Principal
Mark Fisher

Jo Dee Davis
Carson Keeble+

Bass Trombone

Andrew Chappell

Cimbasso

Andrew Chappell

Tuba

Craig Sutherland+

Harp

Principal
Danis G. Kelly

Joan Eidman+

Timpani

Principal
Jeffrey Milarsky

Percussion

Principal
Robert Klieger

Joseph Ferraro
Douglas Cardwell+
Jeff Cornelius+
Gregg Koyle+
David Tolen+

Celeste

Tatiana Vassilieva++

Harmonium

Keun-A Lee++

Harpsicord

Clinton Smith++

Organ

Keun-A Lee++

Piano

Carol Anderson

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle

Librarian

Laura Conrad
Alizabeth Nowland, Intern

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* First Season
+ Extra Musician
++ Music Staff