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Orchestra
  • Houston Grand Opera Orchestra 

    Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director
    Margaret Alkek Williams Chair

    Violin 

    Denise Tarrant, Concertmaster
    Jonathan Godfrey, Assistant Concertmaster
    Erica Robinson, Principal Second Violin 
    Carrie Kauk, Assistant Principal Second Violin 
    Hae-a Lee
    Miriam Belyatsky
    Oleg Soulyga
    Sylvia Ver Meulen
    Linda Sanders
    Chavdar Parashkevov
    Anabel Ramirez
    Dorian Vandenberg Rodes
    Rasa Kalesnykaite
    Mary Reed
    Sarah Ludwig

    Viola

    Rene Salazar, Principal
    Lorento Golofeev, Assistant Principal
    Mary Fulgham 
    Gayle Garcia 
    Erika Lawson 
    Suzanne LeFevre

    Cello 

    Barry Sills, Principal
    Louis-Marie Fardet, Assistant Principal
    Erika Johnson 
    Wendy Smith-Butler 
    Steve Wiggs

    Bass

    Dennis Whittaker, Principal
    Erik Gronfor, Assistant Principal
    Carla Clark 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                   

    Flute

    Seth Morris, Principal
    Christina Medawar

    Oboe

    Elizabeth Priestly Siffert, Principal
    Robin Hough

    Clarinet

    Carol Stinson, Principal 
    Eric Chi

    Bassoon

    Amanda Swain, Principal
    Thomas DeWitt

    Horn

    Sarah Cranston, Principal
    Kimberly Penrod Minson
    Scott Strong

    Trumpet

    Jim Vassallo, Principal
    Randal Adams

    Trombone

    Thomas Hultén Principal
    Mark Holley

    Bass Trombone

    IIan Morgenstern

    Tuba

    Mark Barton, Principal

    Harp

    Joan Eidman, Principal

    Timpani

    Nancy Nelson, Principal

    Percussion

    Richard Brown, Principal 

     

     

     

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