Orchestra

Meet the members of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra

Strings

First Violin

Alfred Abel, Concertmaster
   The Edna Cohen Chair
José Valencia, Assistant Concertmaster
   The LSO Guild Chair
Jonathan Bennett
Michelle Brooks
Greg Buzzard
Lisa Calkin-Clough
Pamela Close
Karen Isaacs
Jennifer Powell (Leave of Absence for 19-20 Season)
Angela Ruch
Kwi Eun Seo

The Everett Klontz Second Violin Section

Nataliya Nizhalova, Principal (Leave of Absence for 19-20 Season)
   The Esther & Richard Crowder Estate Chair
Wendy Kline
Ji Yun Oh

Viola

Amy Brandfonbrener, Principal  
   The Dr. Loraine Edwards Chair
Adrija Vitkute, Assistant Principal
Sean Beimfohr
Michael Dunn
Melissa Lund-Ziegler

Cello

Eric Edberg, Principal
   The Patricia W. Barrett Chair
John Mattern, Associate Principal
   The John & Margarita Contreni Chair
Sara Wollan, Assistant Principal
Kara Mozina
Matthew Trefethen

Double Bass

Joseph Everett, Principal
   The Phyllis & Edgar Hemmer
   and Nancy Hemmer Bishop Chair
Todd Gallagher
Jordan Simmons
Barbara Wilson


The Steve and Pat Stucky Woodwind Section

Flute

Ruth Ewigleben, Principal
   The Dr. J.J. Stefaniak Chair
Mackenzie Greer

Piccolo

Laura Recendez

Oboe

Crystal Barrett, Principal
   The Louis Pearlman, Jr. Chair
Jennifer Kirby

English Horn

Deborah Woods

Clarinet

Randy Salman, Principal
   The Dr. J.J. Stefaniak Chair
Christina Martin

Bass Clarinet/Saxophone

Beth Purkhiser
   The Ruth & C. Virgil St. John Chair

Bassoon

Catherine Marchese, Principal
   The Robert T. & Olga Jeffares Chair
Emily Smith

Contrabassoon

Galen King


The Emily, Grace, and Katie Arndt Brass Section

FRENCH HORN

Sharon Weyser, Principal
   The Richard E. & Connie Grace Chair
Renée Burian
   The Paul Van Cleef Chair
Drew Wright
Jancie Harris

TRUMPET

Terri Ewigleben, Principal
   The Ruth & C. Virgil St. John Chair
Jay Ellsmore
Brian Hoover

TROMBONE

Brad Koser, Principal
   The Dr. & Mrs. Jurgen M. Honig Chair
G. Loy Hetrick

BASS TROMBONE

Peter Brockman

TUBA

Matthew Lyon


Percussion and Other

Percussion

Amy Holmes, Principal
   The Robert B. & Eleanore M. McDonald Chair
Charlie Hamrick
Brandon Lee
Art Reiner

Timpani

Craig Paré
   The Keith & Jane Smith Chair

Piano

Owen Hartnett

Harp

Melissa Gallant

The Jan André Bootsma Guest Artist Chair

The Michael & Barrie Simpson Guest Pianist Chair