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San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Nicola Luisotti, Music Director, Caroline H. Hume Endowed Chair
Patrick Summers, Principal Guest Conductor
Giuseppe Finzi, Resident Conductor
Carrie Weick, Orchestra Librarian
Tracy Davis, Orchestra Manager

1st VIOLIN 
Kay Stern, Concertmaster 
Laura Albers, Associate Concertmaster *
Heidi Wilcox, Assistant Concertmaster 
Jennifer Cho
Dawn Harms 
Mariya Borozina
Lev Rankov 
Barbara Riccardi 
Leonid Igudesman 
Annie Asuka Yano
Wenyi Shih **
Robin Hansen **

2nd VIOLIN
Jeremy Preston, Principal
Martha Simonds, Associate Principal
Beni Shinohara, Assistant Principal *
Eva Karasik 
Leslie Ludena 
Gerard Svazlian †
Linda Deutsch 
Craig Reiss *
Joseph Edelberg **

VIOLA 
Carla Maria Rodrigues, Principal 
Sergey Rakitchenkov, Associate Principal*
Paul Nahhas, Assistant Principal 
Patricia Heller 
Jonna Hervig
Natalia Vershilova
Joy Fellows

CELLO 
David Kadarauch, Principal 
Thalia Moore, Associate Principal *
Nora Pirquet 
Emil Miland 
Victoria Ehrlich 
Ruth Lane

BASS 
Joseph Lescher, Principal 
Jonathan Lancelle, Associate Principal *
Steven D'Amico, Assistant Principal 
Shinji Eshima
Mark Drury

FLUTE 
Julie McKenzie, Principal 
Patricia Farrell *
Stephanie McNab 

PICCOLO 
Stephanie McNab 

OBOE 
Mingjia Liu, Principal
Deborah Henry, Assistant Principal 
Deborah Shidler **
Janet Popesco Archibald 

ENGLISH HORN 
Janet Popesco Archibald

CLARINET 
Jose Gonzalez Granero, Principal 
Joanne Burke Eisler, Assistant Principal *
Anthony Striplen 

BASS CLARINET 
Anthony Striplen 

BASSOON 
Rufus Olivier, Principal 
Daniel MacNeill *
Michael Severance

CONTRABASSOON 
Michael Severance

HORN 
Kevin Rivard, Co-Principal 
Christopher Cooper, Co-Principal **
Keith Green 
Brian McCarty 
Lawrence Ragent 

TRUMPET 
Adam Luftman Principal
William Holmes 
John Pearson *

TROMBONE 
Samuel Schlosser, Principal 
Donald Kennelly
David Ridge

BASS TROMBONE 
David Ridge

TUBA/CIMBASSO 
Zachariah Spellman

TIMPANI 
John Burgardt

PERCUSSION 
Richard Kvistad, Principal/Associate Timpani 
Patricia Niemi *

HARP 
Olga Ortenberg Rakitchenkov

LIBRARIAN 
Carrie Weick
Timothy Spears, Assistant

ORCHESTRA MANAGER 
Tracy Davis
Timothy Spears, Assistant

* Principal for one or more operas of the season
† Regular substitute
** Leave of absence