The Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra

Music Director

Wes Kenney

Wilfred Schwartz Conductor’s Endowed Chair,
Karl and Wilma Carson

Violin

Auditioning, Concertmaster

Riedman/Women’s Guild Endowed Chair

Nina Fronjian, Associate Concertmaster

Julian and Ida Siegel Endowed Chair

Désirée Suàrez Ward, Associate Concertmaster
Auditioning, Assistant Concertmaster

Dorothy Gruber Horowitz Endowed Chair

Sarah Whitnah, Principal 2nd

Wilson and Emily Wilmarth
and Family Endowed Chair

Auditioning, Asst. Principal 2nd

Patricia A. Harper Assistant Principal
Second Violin Endowed Chair

Arlo Adams
Therese Bakker
Lee Blackmore
Roman Carranza

Jennifer Crim
Evan De Long
Jean Denney
Elizabeth Furuiye
Emily Holmstead
Ryan Jacobsen
Lola Kern
Marci Pilon

Rachel Sliker
Danica Smith
Leslie Stewart

Bennett Stucky

Viola

Ethan Hecht, Principal

Lilla B. Morgan Endowed Chair

Auditioning, Asst. Principal

Betty-Anne & Frank Jones
Asst. Principal Endowed Chair

Sabrina Romney Lloyd
Erin Napier
Ezgi Pikayzen
Kyla Witt

Cello

Becky Kutz Osterberg, Principal

Jeanise Brown Endowed Chair

Auditioning, Asst. Principal

Joannah L. Merriman Endowed Chair

Desireé Anderson
Joseph Howe
Peter Linder
Beth Wells

Bass

Erik Deines, Principal

Bettie Wilcox Endowed Chair

Cristian Mazo, Assistant Principal
Bailey Bennett
Forest Greenough
Logan Nelson
Zack Niswender

Flute

Norman Menzales, Principal

Renate Justin, M.D. Endowed Chair

Kristin Sommer, 2nd/Assoc. Principal

Mary A. Kopco Second Flute Endowed Chair

Sandra Tiemens, 3rd

Gayle Wunder Third Flute Endowed Chair

Piccolo

Sandra Tiemens

Fern Bennett Endowed Chair

Oboe

Max Soto-Sibaja, Principal

David and Alison Dennis Endowed Chair

Gina Johnson, 2nd/Assoc. Principal

Walter Scott McCoil Endowed Chair

English Horn

Gina Johnson

Bob and Joyce Everitt Endowed Chair

Clarinet

Kellan Toohey, Principal

Bill & Ruth Brown Endowed Chair

David Halperin, 2nd

Cindy Haraway Endowed Chair

Bassoon

Tom Bittinger, Principal

Tom Bittinger Endowed Chair

Auditioning, 2nd

Tom Gleason Endowed Chair

Horn

Ben Shafer, Principal

Pat and Edna Rizley Griffin Endowed Chair

Ayo Derbyshire, 2nd

Melanie Valente Endowed Chair

John McGuire, 3rd/Assoc. Principal

Sharyn H. & Larry J. Salmen Third Horn Endowed Chair

Kira Goya, 4th

Trumpet

Stanley Curtis, Principal

Clark Livingston Endowed Chair

Derek McDonald, 2nd/Assoc. Principal

Jessica Stewart Wyllie
2nd/Associate Principal Trumpet Chair

Trombone

Daniel Watt, Principal

Lynnette C. Jung Endowed Chair

Nat Wickham, 2nd/Assoc Principal

Paisley Pettine Second Trombone Endowed Chair

Bass Trombone

Kiel Lauer

William E. Runyan Endowed Chair

Tuba

Steve Vaughn, Principal

Dane Johnson Endowed Chair

Timpani

Michael Tetreault, Principal

Wayne and Phyllis Schrader Endowed Chair

Percussion

Carl Dixon, Principal

Graham and Joanne Harrison Endowed Chair

Leo Canale, 2nd/Assoc. Principal

Josephine Kathryn Guerriero
Principal Triangle Endowed Chair

Harp

Pamela Eldridge, Principal

Kepler Endowed Chair

Keyboard

Auditioning, Principal

Kathryn Edwards Endowed Chair

Organ

Marie L. Schall Endowed Chair

Celeste

Tom Sutherland Endowed Chair


Artistic Staff

Assistant Conductor

Jeremy D. Cuebas

Librarian

Ethan Hecht

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Jean Denney

Production Manager:

Kate Henry

Production Assistants

Alexandra Flurry-Powell
Skyler Miller


Section string and percussion players are listed alphabetically and are seated in a rotation pattern throughout the season.

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