The Orchestra

From Pops Concerts to Masterworks,

 the symphony orchestra’s talented musicians bring delight to audiences of every age and background. Many of the musicians have been with the DSSO for a decade or more and their dedication to the arts is evident in every performance.

The symphony orchestra is a collection of up to 100 musicians who play instruments from four basic families: strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion. Together, these instruments bring a magnificent, rich sonority.

Dirk Meyer brings a personal and entertaining style as the music director of the DSSO.

Erin Aldridge serves as the concertmaster, leading the violins and playing a leadership role within the orchestra as a whole.

violin one
Erin Aldridge, concertmaster
Colin McGuire, associate concertmaster
Steve Highland, assistant concertmaster
Nicole Craycraft
Kathleen Sanders
Nairi Stack
Joan Halquist
Amanda Wirta
Lindsey Bordner
Daniel Radosevich

violin two
Laurie Bastian, principal
Jean Leibfried, assistant principal
Amy Eichers
Michael Husby
Olga Chernyshev
Yukina Ono
Michael Zellgert
Sarah Warner
Kristen Anderson
Karen Durfee
Mary Negus
Stephen Baillie

viola
Kevin Hoeschen, principal
Ronald Kari, assistant principal
Clare Chopp
Jonathan Kresha
Kevin Peterson
Kirsti Petraborg
Judy MacGibbon
J. David Arnott, DMA

cello
Betsy Husby, principal
Lucia Magney, assistant principal
Julia Morehouse
Eric Graf
Rebecca Peterson
Darin Anderson
Jesse Nummelin
Elena Denny
Scott Lykins

bass
Vincent Osborn, acting principal
Anthony Lischalk, acting assistant principal
James McLeod
Irving G. Steinberg
Blake Bonde

flute
Claudia White, principal
Kathleen Winters, principal
Hannah Peterson, piccolo and flute 3

oboe
Michael Dayton, principal
Darci Griffith Gamerl, principal
Sarah Boyle Carmack, English horn and oboe 3

clarinet
Jennifer Gerth, principal
Kristine Peterson, clarinet 2
Theodore Schoen, clarinet 3/utility

bassoon
Michael Roemhildt, principal
Jefferson Campbell, bassoon 3/contra

horn
James Pospisil, principal
Erika Hammerschmidt, horn 2
Gwendolyn Hoberg, horn 4

trumpet
Earl Salemink, principal
Charles Leibfried, trumpet 2
Thomas Pfotenhauer, trumpet 3

trombone
Larry Zimmerman, principal
James Erickson, bass trombone

keyboard
Beth Gilbert, principal

percussion
Gene Koshinski, principal (on leave 20-21)
Henry Eichman, acting principal

tuba
Steve Grove, principal

saxophone
Gregory Kehl Moore, principal

timpani
Fred Morgan, principal

harp
Janell Kokkonen Lemire, principal

Meet more of
our people

Symphony
Chorus
Erin
Aldridge
Concertmaster
Dirk
Meyer
Music DIrector