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.
The Topeka Symphony is proud to offer its patrons many different options for purchasing tickets. Learn more…
How to Order Tickets:
Buy tickets online or charge by phone at the TSO Office, (785) 232-2032. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Major Credit Cards accepted. Email the TSO office or fax (785) 232-6204.
Box Office:
Tickets may be purchased at the site of the performance one hour prior to the concert.

Orchestra Members, 2023-2024 Season


First Violin

Zsolt Eder, Concertmaster, Topeka Symphony League Chair
Kenya Patzer, Associate Concertmaster, Virginia Wade Chair
Dorothy Gomez-Armesto, Norma A. Pettijohn Chair
Nicole Limones, Prof. Dr. Charles A. Goetz Memorial Chair
Signe Sandquist, The Rev. Roger M. Goetz Chair
Debora Silva, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz Memorial Chair
Santiago S. Simmonds, Betty Bokelheide Goetz Chair
Vacant, Dr. John W. Strickler Chair given by the Rev. Roger Goetz Family
Craig Yorke, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Jayson Smith Chair
Vacant, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Alexander “Ike” L. Holm Chair

Second Violin

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


Kathryn Hilger, Co-Interim Principal, Everett Fetter Memorial Chair
Gloria Scolari, Co-Interim Principal, Virginia and Helen Hocker Chair
Zoe Barnes, Lola Dexter Memorial Chair given by Drs. Grace and Michael Morrison
Lisa Janssen, Charles and Betty Jo Marling Chair
Donita McLeland
Ryan Masotto
Emily Winterburg


Eman Chalshotori, Principal, The Stan and Jody Teeter Family Chair
Martha G. Barnhill, Rebecca Sisk Foerschler Chair
Lily Gruman, Susan and Lawrence Krische Chair
Jenith Hoover*, Charlotte A. Taggart Chair
B. J. McCune
David Pira
Tracy Teague Tugman
Daniel Yung


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


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


Elizabeth Robinson*, Marvin W. Maydew Chair


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

English Horn

James M. Mosher*, Mary Van Slyke Muilenburg Chair given by the James K. Van Slyke Family


Trevor StewartPrincipal, James K. Van Slyke Memorial Chair
Alejandro Dergal, Interim Principal, Lolafaye Coyne Chair

Bass Clarinet

Larkin Sanders, Norma A. Pettijohn Chair in honor of her family


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


Keel Williams, Marie Gaither Memorial Chair given by Charlotte Adair

French Horn

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


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


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

Bass Trombone

Kyam McCormack


Jason Tacker


Neil Dunn


Bob Keckeisen, Principal, Jerry and Lea Billinger Chair
Shawn Evans*, Jack and Ilene Ecord Chair
Andrea Swanson, Michael Sisk Memorial Chair


Tabitha Reist Steiner, James Van Sickle Chair
Erin Wood


Regina Tanujaya, Dr. Phillip Sisk Memorial Chair


Raffaele CiprianoAssistant Conductor
Eman Chalshotori, Operations Manager

* Orchestra Committee member
Leave of absence


Important Documents

TSO Policies and Procedures 2023-24
TSO Primary Schedule 2023-24