Orchestra Musicians

Music Director and Conductor
Toshiyuki Shimada

Stephan Tieszen

Violin I
Ken Hayashi (AP) 
Nancy Allen Ziemski (NR) 
Marianne Vogel (LOA)
Simon Bilyk
Kathryn Fausel 
Tessa Sacramone
Gregory Tompkins
Heather Yanovitch (S)
Denise Chividian (S)

Violin II
Joan Winters (P)
Nuri Lim (AP)
Nathaniel Brown
Pam Knoecklein
Lydia Lee Villarreal
Cynthia Smith
Karen Stokke
Ariana Straznicky
Jiuri Yu
Ann Gerrietts (S)

Barbara Wiggin (P)
Hannah Ross (AP)
John Biatowas
Nicholas Citro
Andrew Knebel
Carol Pearson
Steven Sergi

Amy Butler (P)
Corinne Cunha (AP)
Jenna Calabro
Laura Cetilia
Matilda Petrela       
Nara Shahbazyan
Leah E. Thomas

Kohei Yamaguchi (P)
Jordan Calixto (AP) 
Ryan Ford
Lou Golston
James P. Hunter, Jr.
David Szych

Nancy Chaput (P)
Clare Iannotta Nielsen
Cheryl Six (Piccolo) (LOA)
Joshua Carter (S)

Carla Parodi (P)
Marta Boratgis
Olav van Hezewijk (English Horn)

Kelli O’Connor (P)
Jonathan Towne
Andrew Grenci (Bass Clarinet)

Tracy McGinnis (P) 
Cheryl Banker
Rebecca Noreen (Contrabassoon)

Matt Muehl-Miller (P)
Matt Melone (AP)
Bryce Nakaoka 
Brian Nichols
Nicholas Castellano (S)

Thomas Brown (P) 
Stephen Owens
Gino Villarreal
Richard J. Dumas

Terrence Fay (P)
Mark Weaver

Bass Trombone
Wesley Mayhew (S)

Gary Sienkiewicz (P)

Kuljit Rehncy

Connie Coghlan (P) 
John Frascarelli (AP)
Christopher Smith

Gary Chapman (P)

John Biatowas

Recording Engineer
Kuljit Rehncy

Personnel Manager
Richard Dumas

(P) Principal
(P*) Acting Principal
(AP) Assistant Principal
(NR) Non-rotating
(S) Substitute

(LOA)  Leave of Absence

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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Smetana: The Moldau
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Liszt: Les préludes, S 97
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, prelude
Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Novacek: Intoxication
Mussorgsky: The Great Gate of Kiev
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Coolidge: Pioneer Dances
Copland: Suite from Our Town
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Kern: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24 "Death and Transfiguration"
Tchaikovsky: Hamlet Overture, Op. 67
Dvorak: Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70/B 141
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Mozart: Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation"
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World"

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