Meet the HSO Musicians

2023-2024

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Music Director and Current Musicians

Music Director and Conductor
Gregory Vajda

Resident Conductor
Joseph Lee

Violin I
Josh Holritz, Concertmaster
Associate Concertmaster – Vacant
Nicholas Naegele
Jennifer Whittle
Rachael McFarlane
Julianne Odahowski Steele
Lisa Wiggins
Anna Gibbons
Sylvia Suarez
Holly Odell
Chuck Gunsaullus

Violin II
Aromi Park, Principal
Assistant Principal – Vacant
Christina Volz-Stomackin
Emily Drexler
Priscilla Tsai
Jacob Frank
Christie Weber
Viljar Weimann
Laura Elrod
Matthew Oshida

Viola
Charles Hogue, Principal
Joseph Lester, Assistant Principal
Timothy LaCrosse
Michael Fernandez
Olivia Palazzolo
Metiney Suwanawongse
Katelyn Hoag

Cello
Jesse Christeson, Principal
Ariana Arcu, Assistant Principal
Kaitlyn Vest
Mark Wallace
Marilyn Liu
Juneho Kim
Paul Vest

Bass
Jonathan McWilliams, Principal
Nick Wooldridge, Assistant Principal
Jordan Wright
Adam Bernstein
Jessie Dobson
Mark Huff

Flute
Evelyn Loehrlein, Principal
Karen Bentel, Assistant Principal
Charlotte Roth

Piccolo
Charlotte Roth

Oboe
Carey Shinbaum, Principal
Teresa Spilko, Assistant Principal
Diana Dunn

English Horn
Diana Dunn

Clarinet
Robert West, Principal
Osiris Molina, Assistant Principal
Greg Lawson  (Bass Clarinet)

Bassoon
Taylor Smith, Principal
Maya Stone, Assistant Principal*
Joseph Lee (Contra Bassoon)

Horn
Gordon James, Principal
Angela DeBoer, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Kummer
Cynthia Chambless

Trumpet
Christopher Coletti, Principal
Michael Arndt, Assistant Principal
David Spencer

Trombone
Prentiss Hobbs, Principal
Jonathan Houghtling, Assistant Principal
Christopher Brown (Bass Trombone)*

Tuba
Vacant

Timpani
Jake Darnell, Principal

Percussion
Sean Ritenauer, Principal
Trevor Barroero
Scott Crawford
Terry Cornett

Harp
Anna Dunlap, Principal

Keyboard
Curtis Lindsay

Musicians Emeriti

Ruth Boden
Sophia Burwell
Joe Cochran
Jeffrey Dortch
Tom Gale †
Mark Gessner
Joyce Green †
Rosemarie Juergensen
Desiree Juricic †
Mary Kettering
Peter Lott
Carlton McCreery
Tom Mitchell †
Katherine Newman
Dorrie Nutt
Gretchen Perry
Mark Reneau
Marilyn Rue
Hunter Thomas †
Morgan Williams †

Past Music Directors

Arthur Fraser (1955 to 1959) †
Russell Gerhart (1959 to 1971) †
Marx Pales (1971 to 1988) †
Taavo Virkhaus (1989 to 2003) †
Carlos Miguel Prieto (2003 to 2011)

* Currently on leave of absence
† deceased