OUR MISSION
The mission of the Topeka Symphony Society is to encourage and cultivate appreciation and support for fine music in northeast Kansas by presenting performances of high quality and by providing educational and performance opportunities for youth.
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Orchestra Members, 2021-2022 Season

 

First Violin

Zsolt Eder, Concertmaster, Topeka Symphony League Chair
Kenya Patzer, Associate Concertmaster, Virginia Wade Chair
Open Position, Norma A. Pettijohn Chair
Victor Diaz, Prof. Dr. Charles A. Goetz Memorial Chair
Dorothy Gomez, The Rev. Roger M. Goetz Chair
Can Balcik Moretti, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz Memorial Chair
Therese Slatter, Betty Bokelheide Goetz Chair
Shupei Wang, Dr. John W. Strickler Chair given by the Rev. Roger Goetz Family
Open Position, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Jayson Smith Chair
Craig Yorke, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Alexander Holm Chair

Second Violin

Donna L. Mealy, Principal, Herbert and Esther Moses Family Chair
Julie Wykert, Maxine Anton Chair
Ethan Loewen, Betty Sisk Chair
Laura McGill
LeAnne Baehni Schultz
Melanie Paris Wambsganss*
Joey Yiming Zhou

Viola

En-Ting Hsu, Principal, Everett Fetter Memorial Chair
Lisa Janssen, Virginia and Helen Hocker Chair 
Donita McLeland, Lola Dexter Memorial Chair given by Drs. Grace and Michael Morrison  
Gloria Scolari, Charles and Betty Jo Marling Chair
Molly Zahn

Cello

Eman Chalshotori, Principal, The Stan and Jody Teeter Family Chair
Martha G. Barnhill, Rebecca Sisk Foerschler Chair
Yi Chun Chen, Susan and Lawrence Krische Chair
Jenith Hoover, Charlotte A. Taggart Chair
B. J. McCune
Tracy Teague Tugman*
Carolyn Rich Voth

Bass

Benjamin Beggs, Principal
Breta Bloomberg, Kathleen Covert Maag Chair
Brian Council
JoEllen McGranahan**

Flute

Hannah Porter Occeña, Principal, Kyle Wiley Pickett Chair given by the Rev. Roger Goetz Family
Gözde Cakir, Drs. David Woods and Ted Yungclas Chair

Piccolo

Elizabeth Robinson, Diana Osterhout Chair

Oboe

Alyssa Morris, Principal, Rodney and Sylvia Boyd Chair
James M. Mosher,* Cyrus H. and Carmen R. Elting Chair

English Horn

James M. Mosher*

Clarinet

J.D. Parr, Principal, James K. Van Slyke Memorial Chair
Lynne Leifer, Lolafaye Coyne Chair

Bass Clarinet

Tod Kerstetter, Marvin W. Maydew Chair

Bassoon

Allan Comstock, Principal, Floyd C. Hedberg Memorial Chair
Ginger R. Patterson, James Van Sickle Chair

Contrabassoon

Keel Williams, Marie Gaither Chair

French Horn

Dwight Purvis, PrincipalGordon and Melanie McQuere Chair
Joanne Marie Field, Virginia and Helen Hocker Chair
Katie Grose
Adam Paxson

Trumpet

William D. Cooper, Principal
Stephen J. Patterson, Virginia Wade Chair
Don McDaniel, Joanna and Roy Lacoursiere Chair

Trombone

Neal C. Purvis, Principal
Andrew Anderson, Ronald D. Pettijohn Memorial Chair given by Norma Pettijohn and Family

Bass Trombone

Open Position

Tuba

Jason Tacker

Timpani

Neil Dunn

Percussion

Bob Keckeisen, PrincipalJerry and Lea Billinger Chair
Shawn Evans,* Jack and Ilene Ecord Chair
Andrea Swanson, Michael Sisk Memorial Chair
Amie Walter

Harp

Tabitha Reist Steiner, James D. Van Sickle Chair

Piano

Charles Tsui, Dr. Phillip Sisk Memorial Chair

 

Raffaele Cipriano, Assistant Conductor

* Orchestra Committee member
** Leave of Absence