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Musicians of the Orchestra

FIRST VIOLIN

Gabriel Lefkowitz, Concertmaster

Julia Noone, Assistant Concertmaster

Katheryn S. Ohkubo

Heather Thomas  (Mrs. John H. Clay Chair)

Stephen Taylor

Scott Staidle

Nancy Staidle

Patricia Fong-Edwards

Chelsea Sharpe, Interim

 

SECOND VIOLIN

Julia Cash, Interim Principal

Kimberly Tichenor, Assistant Principal

Maria Semes*

Christopher Robinson, Interim

Andrea Daigle

Cynthia Burton

Charles Brestel

James McFadden-Talbot

Judy Pease Wilson

Blaise Poth

 

VIOLA

Jack Griffin, Principal

Evan Vicic, Assistant Principal  (Jacqueline R. and Theodore S. Rosky Chair)

Clara Markham  (Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Hebel, Jr. Chair)

Jennifer Shackleton

Jonathan Mueller  (Virginia Kershner Schneider Viola Chair, Endowed in Honor of Emilie Strong Smith by an anonymous donor)

Meghan Casper

 

CELLO

Nicholas Finch, Principal

Lillian Pettitt, Assistant Principal (Carole C. Birkhead Chair, Endowed by Dr. Ben M. Birkhead)

Christina Hinton

Allison B. Olsen

Lindy Tsai

Julia Preston

 

BASS

Brian Thacker, Interim Principal

Patricia Docs

Robert Docs

Karl Olsen  Acting Assistant Principal (Jarrett Fankhauser Chair, Endowed by the Paul ogle Foundation),

Michael Chmilewski

FLUTE

Kathleen Karr, Principal (Elaine Klein Chair)

Jake Chabot  (Philip M. Laneir Chair)

Donald Gottlieb

 

PICCOLO

Donald Gottlieb  (Alvis R. Hambrick Chair)

 

OBOE

Alexander Vvedenskiy, Principal  (Betty Arrasmith Chair, Endowed by the Association of the Louisville Orchestra)

Trevor Johnson, Assistant Principal

Jennifer Potochnic +

 

ENGLISH HORN

Trevor Johnson

 

CLARINET

Andrea Levine, Principal  (Brown-Forman Corp. Chair)

Robert Walker

Ernest Gross  (Kate H. and Julian P. Van Winkle, Jr. Chair)

BASS CLARINET

Ernest Gross

 

BASSOON

Matthew Karr, Principal  (Paul D. McDowell Chair)

Francisco J. Joubert Bernard

 

HORN

Jon Gustely, Principal  (Edith S. and Barry Bingham, Jr. Chair)

Diana Wade Morgen  (Gary and Sue Russell Chair)

Brooke Ten Napel, Interim Assistant Principal

Stephen Causey

 

TRUMPET

Alexander Schwarz, Principal (Leon Rapier Chair, Endowed by the Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra)

Stacy Simpson

James Recktenwald

 

TROMBONE

Donna Parkes, Principal *

Brett Schuster, Interim Principal

Nathan Siler +

BASS TROMBONE

J. Bryan Heath

 

TUBA

Andrew Doub, Principal

 

TIMPANI

James Rago, Principal  (Mr. and Mrs. Warwick Dudley Musson Chair)

 

PERCUSSION

John Pedroja, Principal

 

HARP

Open, Principal

 

* Musician On Leave

+ Auxillary Musician