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Orchestra
  • Houston Grand Opera Orchestra 

    Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director
    Margaret Alkek Williams Chair

    Violin 

    Denise Tarrant, Concertmaster
    The Sarah and Earnest Butler Concertmaster Chair

    Jonathan Godfrey, Assistant Concertmaster

    Erica Robinson, Principal, Second Violin 
    Carrie Kauk, Assistant Principal Second Violin
     
    Miriam Belyatsky
    Rasa Kalesnykaite
    Hae-a Lee
    Sarah Ludwig
    Chavdar Parashkevov
    Anabel Ramirez
    Mary Reed
    Linda Sanders
    Oleg Sulyga
    Sylvia Ver Meulen
    Melissa Wilmot

    Viola

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

    Cello 

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

    Double Bass

    Dennis Whittaker, Principal
    Erik Gronfor, Assistant Principal
    Carla Clark 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                   

    Flute

    Seth Allyn Morris, Principal
    Christina Medawar

    Oboe

    Elizabeth Priestly Siffert, Principal
    Robin Hough

    Clarinet

    Sean Krissman, Principal 
    Eric Chi

    Bassoon

    Amanda Swain, Principal

    French Horn

    Sarah Cranston, Principal
    Kimberly Penrod Minson
    Scott Strong†

    Trumpet

    Jim Vassallo, Principal
    Randal Adams

    Trombone

    Thomas Hultén, Principal
    Mark Holley

    Bass Trombone

    Ilan Morgenstern

    Tuba

    Mark Barton, Principal

    Harp

    Joan Eidman, Principal

    Timpani

    Nancy Nelson, Principal

    Percussion

    Richard Brown, Principal

    Orchestra Personnel Manager
    Richard Brown

    Librarian
    Timothy Tull 

     

     

    † - On leave for 2014-15

     

     

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A Christmas Carol
December 5, 2014
8:00 PM
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Recitals at Rienzi
December 6, 2014
7:30 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 7, 2014
2:30 PM
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Recitals at Rienzi
December 7, 2014
5:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 9, 2014
8:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 11, 2014
8:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 14, 2014
2:30 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 16, 2014
8:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 19, 2014
8:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 20, 2014
8:00 PM
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A Christmas Carol
December 21, 2014
2:30 PM
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