Meet the Musicians

Bohuslav Rattay, Music Director
The Josephine Ashmun Chair

Violin

Takeshi Abo**, Concertmaster
The Thomas and Vera Griswold Chair
Karel Abo*, Assoc. Concertmaster
The Gladys I. Lake Chair
Heather DeGroot**, Principal II
Oleg Bezuglov, Asst. Principal II
Samvel Arakelyan
Melissa Everett*
Kayla Green+
Andrew Hatfield
Elaine Hunyadi**
Sinyoung Kim
Alejandro Larumbe
Erin Lawson
Susan Mercy
Andrea Rohr
Linda Ryden***
Amelia Taylor
Kyle Venlet
Yu Wang
Hsin-Ju Yu
Tatiana Zueva

 

Viola

Christine Beamer, Principal
Jessica Zelinski*, Acting Asst. Principal
Dilek Engin
Howard Jones
Ryan McDonald
Valentina Shmyreva

 

Cello

Cathy White***, Principal
The Phoebe Barstow Chair
James Fiste*, Asst. Principal
The Phoebe Barstow Chair
Mary Adams**
Brian Dempsey**
Jinhyun Kim
Yuliya Kim
Sara Moore
Greg Stawick*

Bass

Margaret Hasspacher, Acting Principal
The Ruth D. Stenger Chair
David Angelotti**, Asst. Principal
Susan McRae***
William Poulos
Joy Rowland
Roland Wallace***

 

Flute/Piccolo

Joanna Cowan White*, Principal
Kassia Martin
Cathy Webster**

 

Oboe/English Horn

Roger Rehm*, Principal
The Vernon A. Stenger Chair
Sarah Southard
Liz Spector-Callahan

 

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Sam Martin, Principal
Grant Von Wald**

 

Bassoon/Contrabassoon

Genevieve Beaulieu, Principal
Jennifer Dean*
Cynthia Duda

 

Horn

Kurt Civilette, Principal
The Robert T. Ralston Chair
Robin Von Wald**
Michael Wright
Jahn White
Claire Ross

Trumpet

Matthew Thomas, Principal
Sponsored by Nina & David Frurip
Jeffrey Lewandowski
James Young*

 

Trombone

Andrew Mitchell, Principal
Sponsored by John & Amy Wilson on behalf of Abigail Wilson
Joseph Radtke*
Bryan Pokorney*

 

Tuba

Mark Cox*, Principal
Sponsored by Sarah & Daniel Opperman

 

Timpani

Rob Kratz, Principal

 

Percussion

Andrew Spencer, Principal
Sponsored by Tina S. Van Dam in memory of Philip Van Dam
Kramer Milan
Chris Peeler*

 

Harp

Joan Holland*

 

Keyboards

Mary Jo Cox*

 

Librarian & Personnel Manager

Robin Von Wald**

*10-19 Service Years
**20-29 Service Years
***30+ Service Years
+MSO/CMU Undergraduate Fellow

Sponsor a Musician

Orchestras fuel local economies, attract new business developments, educate young people, and unite individuals and cultures in times of suffering and joy. Through donor support, the MSO is able to attract talented musicians from across the state to make up our fine orchestra. It takes hours of work and extensive preparation to bring our programs to the stage. Ticket sales only cover 30% of symphony program costs, making individual contributions essential to the orchestra’s future vitality. Play your part by making a tax-deductible donation in support of a musician for the season!

Musicians for Hire

Need music for your event? We can help connect you with MSO musicians in the area for weddings, parties, corporate functions and special events.  Contact Robin Von Wald.