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The orchestra is a group of 75 rostered professional musicians and is under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor, Kirk Muspratt.

The season includes four classical and three pops concerts held at venues across Northwest Indiana. The orchestra is also very dedicated to their educational outreach initiatives designed to allow interaction and personal involvement by students represented in each program.


MUSICIANS

Violin I

Michele Lekas, Concertmaster
Kamen Vatchev
Whun Kim
Gretchen Sherrell
Miki Yuasa Santibane
Alexander Norris


Violin II

Renee-Paule Gauthier, Principal
Olena Hirna
Chikako Miyata
Lauren Lai
Emily Nash
Madeline Capistran


Viola

Amy Brandfonbrenner, Principal
Noel Rubio Navoa, Assistant Principal
Scott-Gordon Dowd
Margaret Caraher

Cello

Mark Lekas, Principal
Timothy Archbold, Assistant Principal
Patricia White
Ingrid Krizan
Molly Rife


Bass

Charles Ingrassia, Principal
John Tuck, Assistant Principal
Julian Romane
Frederick Kuester
Weldon Anderson
Edward Randles


Flute

Cynthia Fudala, principal
Maria Schwartz
Lisa Targonski (piccolo)


Oboe

Jennet Ingle, principal
Amy Barwan
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Clarinet

Denise Kirkland, principal
Ruth Rhodes

 

­Bassoon

Dan D'Andrea, principal
Alan Palider

 

Horn

John Schreckengost, principal
Peter Jirousek
Michael Buckwalter
Virginia Sandstrom

 

Trumpet

Michael Brozick, principal
James Hahn
William Camp

 

Trombone

Thomas Stark, principal
Sean Keenan
Sebastian Bell

 

Tuba

Kevin Harrison, principal

 

Timpani

Marc Churchill, principal


Percussion

David Victor, principal
Andrew Cierny
Richard Janicki

 

Keyboard

Patricia Lee


Harp

Kara Bershad

 

Personnel Manager

Karen Dickelman

 

Librarian

Ben Nadel

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