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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How to Order Tickets:
Charge by phone at the TSO Office, (785) 232-2032. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Major Credit Cards accepted.


Box Office:
Tickets may be purchased at the site of the performance one hour prior to the concert.

Orchestra Members, 2019-2020 Season

First Violin

Zsolt Eder, Concertmaster, Topeka Symphony League Chair
Kenya Patzer, Associate Concertmaster, Virginia Wade Chair
Molly Wisman, Norma A. Pettijohn Chair
Victor Diaz, Prof. Dr. Charles A. Goetz Memorial Chair
Dorothy Gomez, The Rev. Roger M. Goetz Chair
Yi-Miao Huang, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz Memorial Chair
Shupei Wang, Betty Bokelheide Goetz Chair
I-Hsin Wu, Dr. John W. Strickler Chair given by the
Rev. Roger Goetz Family

Craig Yorke, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Jayson Smith Chair
Open Position, 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
Clara Ho Man Lee
Brian Huang, Betty Sisk Memorial Chair

Ethan Loewen
Laura McGill
LeAnne Baehni Schultz
Melanie Paris Wambsganss*
Joey Yiming Zhou


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

Art Sandquist, Charles and Betty Jo Marling Chair
Gloria Scolari

Zhaolin Wang
Molly Zahn


Eman Chalshotori, Principal, The Stan and Jody Teeter Family Chair
Martha G. Barnhill, Rebecca Sisk Foerschler Chair
Jenith Hoover
Ezgi Karakus
B. J. McCune
Tracy Teague Tugman*
Carolyn Rich Voth


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


Hannah Porter Occeña, Principal, Kyle Wiley Pickett Chair given
by the Rev. Roger Goetz Family

Gözde Cakir


Elizabeth Robinson, Diana Osterhout Chair


Alyssa Morris, Principal
James M. Mosher,* Cyrus H. and Carmen R. Elting Chair
Mark Rustman

English Horn

James M. Mosher*


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

Bass Clarinet

Tod Kerstetter, Marvin W. Maydew Chair


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


Open Position

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
Don McDaniel, Virginia Wade Chair
Stephen J. Patterson


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

Bass Trombone

Andy Newbegin


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
Amie Walter


Tabitha Reist Steiner, James D. Van Sickle Chair


Open Position, Dr. Phillip Sisk Memorial Chair


Art Sandquist, Librarian


* Orchestra Committee member