The mission of the Erie Philharmonic is to strengthen our community and region by providing high quality live orchestra concerts and programs that enrich, entertain and educate people of all ages.



Musicians of the Erie Philharmonic

Flute

LeAnne M. Wistrom, Principal

Sean F. Gabriel

Martha Sturtevant Memorial Chair

 

Piccolo

Susan Royal

 

Oboe

Danna Sundet, Principal

Heather Storey

 

English Horn

Sarah Hamilton

 

Clarinet

Amitai Vardi, Principal

Benjamin Chen

 

Bass Clarinet

Deb Alexander

 

E Flat Clarinet

KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle

 

Bassoon

Laura Koepke, Principal

Sarah Elizabeth Lee

 

Horn

Christopher C. Rapier, Principal

Mark Addleman, Assistant

Emily Rapson

Bryan Adkins

Benjamin Strecker

 

Trumpet

Gary Davis, Principal

Robert Dolwick

 

Trombone

Frank F. Bolte, Jr.

 

Tuba    

Kenneth Heinlein, Principal

 

Timpani           

Michael Kemp, Principal (on leave)

 

Percussion

Bradley Amidon, Principal

Matthew Larson

 

Harp    

Melody Rapier, Principal

 

 

 

 

String personnel listed alphabetically.

First Violin

Ken Johnston, Concertmaster

Susan H. and Thomas B. Hagen Chair

Janice Carlson

Amy Cave

Emilie Engel

Kimia Ghaderi

Sandro Leal-Santiesteban

Louis Nicolia

Maura Pelinsky

Meredith Riley

 

Second Violin

Wendy Case, Associate Principal

Brenda Dolwick

Karen Barker Ferren

Jennifer J. Jansen

Howard Lyon

Robert Rudolph

Melissa Stewart

Kevin Eshelman Tompkins

Colleen Vanderzyden

Jessica R. Wiersma

 

Viola

Ji young Nam, Principal

Sarah Poe

Mary Ann Saylor

Benjamin Schantz

 

Cello   

Jonathan Tortolano, Principal

            Charles and Noel Burgoyne Endowed Chair

Erica Snowden, Associate Principal

Robert Nicholson

Jeffrey Singler

Jean Verdecchia

 

Bass    

Thomas Christopherson

Harry Jacobson

James Mohney, Jr.

 

 




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