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Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

2013 Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

Winner of the League of American Orchestra and ASCAP’s 2008-2009 John S. Edwards Award for Strongest Commitment to New American Music, and winner of their Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for the 29 consecutive years prior (1982-2011).   

Cabrillo has emerged as the western states’ leading orchestra devoted to modern symphonic repertory in the twenty-first century. The Festival’s core performance group is an ensemble of sixty-eight professional musicians who join Maestra Alsop each year in award-winning programming of contemporary music. These musicians come to Santa Cruz from all over the world, often foregoing more lucrative engagements in order to volunteer their professional services in favor of the stimulation and challenge of the Cabrillo programs. Each is a new music advocate in their own right. For 50 years, they have earned Cabrillo an uncompromised and prestigious reputation as America’s preeminent contemporary music festival. We invite you to join us in thanking each member of the orchestra for their generosity and dedication, and for the greatness of their spirit.

  

Violin I

Justin Bruns, Concertmaster, Atlanta GA
Yvonne Lam, Assistant Concertmaster, Chicago IL
Lauren Avery, Oakland CA, week 1
Maximillian Haft, Sacramento CA
Rebecca Jackson, Santa Cruz CA
Robyn Julyan, Denver CO
Rita Lee, San Francisco CA
Matthew Oshida, Palo Alto CA, week 2
Sarah Shellman, Tampa FL
Carol Swift-Matton, Albuquerque NM
Benjamin Tomkins, Denver CO

Violin II

Matt Albert, Principal, Dallas TX
Anne Chandra, Assistant Principal, Sarasota FL
Louise Alexander, Indianapolis IN
Susan French, Long Island City NY
Andrew McCann, Chicago IL
Mary Reed, Houston TX
Robert Simonds, Indianapolis IN
Charmian Stewart, San Anselmo CA

Viola

Sam Bergman, Acting Principal, Minneapolis MN
Jessica Oudin, Acting Assistant Principal, Atlanta GA
Eleanor Angel, Mountain View CA
Chad Kaltinger, Capitola CA
Mary Jane Miller, Grand Rapids MI
Kimberly Sparr, Richmond VA

Cello

Lee Duckles, Principal, Vancouver BC, Canada
Kathleen Balfe, Granada, Spain
Dorien de León, Portland OR
Jennifer Humphreys, Atlanta GA
Aaron Merritt, Miami Beach FL
Brad Ritchie, Atlanta GA

Bass

Thomas Derthick, Principal, Sacramento CA
Edward Botsford, Portland OR
Todd Lockwood, Jacksonville FL
Joseph McFadden, Atlanta GA

Flute

Tim Munro, Principal, Chicago IL
Emma Gerstein, Chicago IL
Kristen Halay, Eugene OR

Oboe

Karen Wagner, Principal, Portland OR
Paula Engerer, Phoenix AZ
Alexander Miller, Grand Rapids MI


Clarinet

Bharat Chandra, Principal, Sarasota FL
Michael Maccaferri, Chicago IL
John R. Schertle, Hong Kong

Bassoon

Evan Kuhlmann, Principal, Portland OR
Adam Trussell, Portland OR
Steve Vacchi, Eugene OR 

Horn

Gavin Reed, Acting Principal, Houston TX
Fritz Foss, Denver CO
Thomas Hundemer, Shreveport LA
Nicky Roosevelt, Berkeley CA
Scott Strong, Carrollton TX

Trumpet

Craig Morris, Principal, Coral Gables FL
Lauren Eberhart, San Antonio TX
Andrew Gignac, San Antonio TX
Micah Wilkinson, Portland OR

Trombone

Ava Ordman, Principal, Lansing MI
Dan Mattson, Grand Rapids MI
Robert K. Ward, Grand Rapids MI
Nick Schwartz, New York NY, week 1

Tuba

Forrest Byram, Principal, San Francisco CA

Timpani

James Wyman, Verona PA

Percussion

Galen Lemmon, Principal, San Jose CA
Jim Kassis, Sunnyvale CA
Rieko Koyama, Takarazuka, Japan
Nick Matthiesen, Fremont CA, week 2
Ward Spangler, Oakland CA

Harp

Nuiko Wadden, Principal, Brooklyn NY
Jennifer Cass, Capitola CA, week 1

Keyboard

Emily Wong, Principal, Yorktown Heights NY
Michael Sheppard, Baltimore MD, week 1
Jodi Gandolfi, Menlo Park CA, week 2

Assistant Conductor
Karin Hendrickson, New Wilmington PA

Orchestra Manager
Erik Finley, Atlanta GA

Librarian
Ella M. Fredrickson, St. Petersburg FL

Orchestra on leave this season
Thomas Harte, bass, Los Angeles CA
Steve Hearn, timpani, Castle Rock CO
Kristin Jurkscheit, Principal horn, Baltimore MD
Virginia Kron, cello, Ojai CA
Matt Means, violin, Hayes KS
Terry Pruitt, bass, Albuquerque NM
Elena Sopoci, violin, Santa Fe NM
Betsy Hudson Traba, flute, Sarasota FL
Leslie Van Becker, prinicpal viola, Grand Rapids MI