"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 2013 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
Willa Deane Howells
Elizabeth Kaderabek
Suzanne Kelly
Kerri N. Lay
Denise M. Rood
Christopher Takeda
Lisamarie G. Vana

Viola

Principal
Richard Fleischman

Assistant Principal
Allegra Faith Askew

Joshua Greenlaw
Melissa Trier Kirk
Alexandra Leem
David Marschall

Cello

Principal
Joseph Johnson

Assistant Principal
Thomas Heinrich

Maurizio Baccante
Mark Brandfonbrener
Christopher Schnell
Carole Whitney

Double Bass

Principal
Miles B. Davis

Assistant Principal
Anne Peterson

Mark Tatum
Stephen Groat

Flute

Acting Principal
Marie Tachouet

Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Piccolo

Marie Tachouet
Peter Ader
Patricia Wolf Zuber+

Oboe

Principal
Robert Ingliss

Kyle Mustain
Melissa Peña+

English Horn

Kyle Mustain

Clarinet

Principal
Todd Levy

Erika Shrauger
Katherine Kohler+
Lori Lovato+
James Shields*+

Bassoon

Principal
Ted Soluri

Lewis C. Kirk

Contrabassoon

Beth VanArsdel+

French Horn

Principal
Gabrielle Finck

Hunter Sholar
Gregory Flint
James Wilson
Scott Temple+

Trumpet

Principal
Karen Bliznik

Charley Lea
David Dash
Brynn Marchiando*+

Trombone

Principal
Mark Fisher

Jo Dee Davis
Carson Keeble+

Bass Trombone

Andrew Chappelle
Carson Keeble

Harp

Principal
Danis G. Kelly

Timpani

Principal
Jeffrey Milarsky

Percussion

Principal
Robert Klieger

Joseph Ferraro
Gregg Koyle+
David Tolen+

Continuo

Glenn Lewis+
The Marriage of Figaro

Keyboard

Jeanne-Minette Cilliers+
Patrick Harvey+
Oscar

Orchestra Manager

Gregg Koyle

Librarian

Laura Conrad
Allison Bates, Intern

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*First Season
+Extra Musician