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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is dedicated to maintaining live orchestral music and a full-scale symphonic orchestra as an integral part of the cultural and educational life of the New Orleans area, the entire state of Louisiana, and the Gulf South region. Formed in 1991, the LPO is the oldest full-time musician-governed and collaboratively-operated orchestra in the United States.

As the only full-time professional orchestra in Louisiana, the LPO’s purpose is to provide the citizens of our state with innovative, high-quality classical music performance experiences and education programming.

Musicians


Carlos Miguel Prieto Music Director
Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin Music Director and Principal Conductor

VIOLINS

 
vacant Concertmaster
The Edward D. and Louise L. Levy Concertmaster Chair
Benjamin Hart Associate Concertmaster
Hannah Yim Assistant Concertmaster
Byron Tauchi Principal Second Violin
Xiao Fu Assistant Principal Second Violin
Qi Cao  
Zorica Dimova  
Judith Armistead Fitzpatrick  
Eva Liebhaber  
Janeta Mavrova  
Elizabeth Overweg  
Gabriel Platica  
Yaroslav Rudnytsky  
Karen Sanno  
Yuki Tanaka  
Benjamin Thacher  
Kate Withrow  
Sarah Yen  

VIOLAS

 
Richard Woehrle Principal
The Abby Ray Catledge and Byrne Lucas Ray Principal Viola Chair
Bruce Owen Assistant Principal
Amelia Clingman  
Valborg Gross*  
Lauren Magnus  
Ila Rondeau  
Catherine Schilling¹  
Carole Shand  
Tyler Sieh  

CELLOS

 
Jonathan Gerhardt Principal
The Edward B. Benjamin Principal Cello Chair
Daniel Lelchuk Assistant Principal
Rachel Hsieh  
Jeanne Jaubert  
Kent Jensen  
David Rosen  
Dimitri Vychko  

BASSES

 
David Anderson Principal
William Schettler Assistant Principal
Matthew Abramo  
Paul Macres  
Ben Wheeler  

FLUTES

 
Patrick Williams¹ Principal
Heather Zinninger Yarmel Principal
Mary Freeman Wisdom Principal Flute Chair
Sarah Schettler  
Patti Adams Assistant Principal
Richard C. and Nancy Link Adkerson Flute Chair

PICCOLO

 
Patti Adams  
   

OBOES

 
Jaren Atherholt Principal
Jane Gabka Assistant Principal
Michael McGowan  
   

ENGLISH HORN

 
Michael McGowan  
   

CLARINETS

 
Christopher Pell Principal
Stephanie Thompson Assistant Principal, E-flat Clarinet
John Reeks Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
   

BASSOONS

 
Jack Peña Principal
Michael Matushek  
Benjamin Atherholt Assistant Principal
   
   

HORNS

 
Mollie Pate Principal
Josiah Bullach Assistant Principal
Matthew Eckenhoff  
Joshua Paulus*  
Amy Krueger  
Kevin Winter  
   

TRUMPETS

 
Vance Woolf Principal
Stephen Orejudos  
Noah Lambert Assistant Principal
   

TROMBONES

 
Greg Miller Principal
Matthew Wright  
Jared Lantzy¹ Bass trombone
Evan Conroy* Bass trombone
   

TUBA

 
Robert Nuñez Principal
   

TIMPANI

 
Jim Atwood Principal
   

PERCUSSION

 
Jacob Powers Principal
David Salay  
   

HARP

 
Rachel Van Voorhees Kirschman Principal

* denotes musicians that are on leave for the 2016-2017 season
¹ denotes acting in this position for the 2016-2017 season

The string section of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is listed alphabetically and participates in revolving seating.

 

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