Orchestra Musicians

Music Director and Conductor
Toshiyuki Shimada

Concertmaster
Stephan Tieszen

Violin I
Ken Hayashi (Asst. CM) 
Nancy Allen Ziemski (NR) 
Marianne Vogel (LOA)
Simon Bilyk
Kathryn Fausel 
Gregory Tompkins
Vacancy 1
Vacancy 2
Vacancy 3

Violin II
Joan Winters (P)
Nuri Lim (AP)
Nathaniel Brown
Lydia Lee Villarreal
Cynthia Smith
Karen Stokke
Ariana Straznicky
Vacancy 1
Vacancy 2
Vacancy 3

Viola
Barbara Wiggin (P)
Hannah Ross (AP)
John Biatowas  
Amy Jones 
Andrew Knebel
Carol Pearson
Steven Sergi
Vacancy 1

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

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

Flute
Nancy Chaput (P)
Clare Iannotta Nielsen
Cheryl Six (Piccolo)

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

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

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

Horn
Matt Muehl-Miller (P)
Matt Melone (AP)
Bryce Nakaoka 
Brian Nichols
Vacancy (IV)

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

Trombone
Terrence Fay (P)
Mark Weaver

Bass Trombone
Vacancy

Tuba
Gary Sienkiewicz (P)

Timpani
Kuljit Rehncy

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

Piano
Gary Chapman (P)

Librarian
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

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