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, 2017-2018 Season

First Violin

Zsolt Eder, Concertmaster, Topeka Symphony League Chair
Kenya Patzer, Associate Concertmaster, Virginia Wade Chair
Molly Wisman, Norma A. Pettijohn Chair
Aaron Wei-yu Chang, Prof. Dr. Charles A. Goetz Memorial Chair
Erik Hassell, The Rev. Roger M. Goetz Chair
Yi Miao Huang, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz Memorial Chair
Betty Bokelheide Goetz Chair **
Anne Schneller, Dr. John W. Strickler Chair given by the
Rev. Roger Goetz Family

Keith Stanfield, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Jayson Smith Chair
Craig Yorke, 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

Anna Kraxner

Ethan Loewen

Laura McGill*

Carolyn Roy

LeAnne Baehni Schultz

Melanie Paris Wambsganss*


Principal, Everett Fetter Memorial Chair **

Lisa Janssen, Virginia & Helen Hocker Chair

Kenton Lanier, Lola Dexter Memorial Chair given by Drs. Grace and
Michael Morrison

Donita McLeland

Art Sandquist

Gloria Scolari

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

Erinn Renyer

Tracy Teague Tugman*

Carolyn Rich Voth


Benjamin Beggs, Principal

Breta Bloomberg, Kathleen Covert Maag Chair

Brian Council

Chance Dunaway

JoEllen McGranahan


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

Karen Large


Elizabeth Robinson, Diana Osterhout Chair


Mark Rustman, Principal

James M. Mosher*, Cyrus H. and Carmen R. Elting Chair

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


Bruce Gbur

French Horn

Benjamin Bacni, Principal

Joanne Marie Field, Virginia & Helen Hocker Chair

Katie Grose

Dwight Purvis


William D. Cooper, Principal

Peter E. Stern, Virginia Wade Chair

Don McDaniel

Stephen J. Patterson


Neal C. Purvis, Principal

Andrew Anderson, Ronald D. Pettijohn Memorial Chair
given by Norma Pettijohn and Family

Bass Trombone**



Jason Tacker


Neil Dunn


Bob Keckeisen, Principal

Shawn Evans*, Jack and Ilene Ecord Chair

Andrea Swanson, Michael Sisk Memorial Chair

Amie Walter


Tabitha Reist Steiner


Erik Lawrence, Dr. Phillip Sisk Memorial Chair


Art Sandquist, Librarian

John Keckeisen, Stage Manager


* Orchestra Committee member

** Positions will be filled at TSO Auditions in September 2017