Minnesota Opera Orchestra


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Minnesota Opera Orchestra is a professional per-service ensemble with wages and working conditions being governed by a Master Agreement between Minnesota Opera and the American Federation of Musicians Local 30-73. The orchestra is composed of a core of 46 players who receive offers of first refusal for all season productions (according to the instrumental requirements of the operas). Minnesota Opera also engages extra musicians for those operas with a larger complement of instruments.

 

Violin I
Allison Ostrander (Concertmaster)
Julia Persitz
David Mickens
Open
Judy Thon-Jones 
Angela Waterman Hanson 
Andrea Een 
Conor O’Brien   

Violin II
Laurie Petruconis, principal
Elizabeth Decker
Stephan Orsak
Melinda Marshall
Margaret Humphrey  
Elise Parker   

Viola
David Auerbach, principal
Emily Hagen
Vivi Erickson
Laurel Browne
Jenny Lind Nilsson
Susan Janda   

Cello
James Jacobson, principal
Sally Gibson Dorer
Rebecca Arons
Tom Austin   

Bass
John Michael Smith, principal
Constance Martin   

Flute
Michele Frisch, principal
Amy Morris   

Oboe
Michael Dayton, principal
Open    

Clarinet
Karrin Meffert-Nelson, principal
Nina Olsen   

Bassoon
Coreen Nordling, principal
Laurie Hatcher Merz   

Horn
Matt Wilson, principal
Charles Hodgson
Timothy Bradley
Lawrence Barnhart   

Trumpet
John Koopmann, principal
Christopher Volpe       

Trombone
Phillip Ostrander, principal
John Tranter
David Stevens   

Tuba
Ralph Hepola, principal   

Timpani
Kory Andry, principal   

Percussion
Matthew Barber, principal   

Harp
Min J. Kim, principal