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, 2022-2023 Season

 

First Violin

Zsolt Eder, Concertmaster, Topeka Symphony League Chair
Kenya Patzer, Associate Concertmaster, Virginia Wade Chair
Dorothy Gomez-Armesto, , Norma A. Pettijohn Chair
Yi-Miao Huang,Prof. Dr. Charles A. Goetz Memorial Chair
Can Balcik Moretti, The Rev. Roger M. Goetz Chair
Signe Sandquist, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz Memorial Chair
Santiago S. Simmonds, Betty Bokelheide Goetz Chair
Therese SlatterDr. John W. Strickler Chair given by the Rev. Roger Goetz Family
Preston Tseng, Anne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Jayson Smith Chair
Shupei WangAnne-Katharine E. Goetz’s son Alexander “Ike” L. Holm Chair
Craig Yorke

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*
Jiyuan Yang
Joey Yiming Zhou

Viola

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

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
Lily Gruman
Jenith Hoover, Charlotte A. Taggart Chair
B. J. McCune
Tracy Teague Tugman*

Bass

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

Flute

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

Piccolo

Elizabeth Robinson

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

Trevor Stewart, Principal, James K. Van Slyke Memorial Chair
Connor Myers, Lolafaye Coyne Chair

Bass Clarinet

Larkin Sanders, 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 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

Trumpet

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

Trombone

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

Tuba

Jason Tacker

Timpani

Neil Dunn

Percussion

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

Harp

Tabitha Reist Steiner, James Van Sickle Chair
Erin Wood 

Piano

Charles Tsui, Dr. Phillip Sisk Memorial Chair

 

Raffaele CiprianoAssistant Conductor
Eman Chalshotori, Operations Manager

* Orchestra Committee member
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