The Portland Opera Orchestra

Portland Opera is fortunate to have the musical services of The Portland Opera Orchestra. Composed of extremely talented local musicians, the Orchestra members all belong to the American Federation of Musicians, Local #99. How many orchestra members are in the pit for any given opera varies, depending totally on the requirements of the score. When not performing with Portland Opera, the Orchestra members add immeasurably to our community in private roles as music teachers and a wide-ranging variety of other professions.

 


The Portland Opera Orchestra

Violin      
Margaret Bichteler, Concertmaster
James McLennan, Assistant Concertmaster
Linda  Vasey, Principal Violin II
Lucia Atkinson
Robin Baldino
Casey Bozell
Janet Dubay
Jenny Estrin
Barbara George
Hae-Jin Kim
Tatiana Kolchanova
Nelly Kovalev
Justin Mackewich
Peter Piazza
Eva Richey
Carol Taylor

 

Viola  
Hilary Schoap, Principal
Angelika Furtwangler
Joel Kennedy
Karen Tsao Kennedy
Shauna  Keyes
Michelle Mathewson
Annette Meng
Marissa Winship

 

Cello   
Sherill Roberts, Principal
Jane Day
Georgienne Young
James Smith
Dieter  Ratzlaf
Katherine Schultz Hoyer

 

Bass  
Michelle Lindberg, Principal
Dave Anderson
David Parmeter



Flute   
GeorgeAnne Ries, Principal
Sydney Carlson
Rachel Anderson

 

Oboe  
Karen Strand
Alan Juza

 

Clarinet   
Mark Casperson, Principal
Theresa Schumacher
Carol Robe



Bassoon   
Ann Crandall, Principal
Janice Richardson
Jennifer Bleth

 

French Horn   
Michael Hettwer, Principal
Steven  Hayworth
Jennifer Harrison
Leander Star

 

Trumpet   
Jay Chen, Principal
Robert Rutherford
Craig Gibson

 

Trombone   
Henry Henniger, Principal
David Bryan
Gary Nelson


Tuba   
Jay Steele, Principal

 

Timpani   
Will Reno, Principal

 

Percussion   
Gordon Rencher, Principal
Brian Gardiner



Harp   
Jenny Lindner, Principal
Denise Fujikawa