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Boston Ballet Orchestra

An integral part of Boston Ballet, our orchestra punctuates our performances with the beauty and majesty of live music.

Boston Ballet Orchestra

Photo Credit: Ernesto Galan

Offering on average one hundred services a season at Citizens Bank Opera House, the Boston Ballet Orchestra is the second largest orchestra in New England, serving Boston Ballet, one of the leading ballet companies in America. Led by music director Mischa Santora and select guest conductors, the orchestra's repertoire ranges from full length, classical ballets to mixed repertoire and contemporary ballets.

Musicians of the Boston Ballet Orchestra are members of the Boston Musicians’ Association, Local 9-535 of the American Federation of Musicians.

 

Violin

Christine Vitale +++
Diane Pettipaw, Principal Violin II  
Julia Cash
Lisa Crockett 
Jodi Hagen
Paul MacDowell                                            
Kristina Nilsson
Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas
Kenneth Stalberg
Pattison Story
Sheila Vitale

Viola

Jean Haig*
Holly Barnes
Sarah Darling
Donna Jerome

Cello

Ronald Lowry*†
Michael Curry
Melanie Dyball
Jolene Kessler

Bass

Robert Lynam*
Randall Zigler

Flute

Lisa Hennessy*
Iva Milch

Piccolo

Iva Milch

Oboe

Barbara LaFitte*
Elizabeth England

English Horn

Elizabeth England

Clarinet

Alexis Lanz*
David Martinsᶴ 

Bass Clarinet

David Martins

Bassoon

Ronald Haroutunian*
Stephanie Busby

Horn

Robert Marlatt*
Jane Sebring
Lauren Winter

Trumpet

Bruce Hall*
Dana Oakes

Trombone

Robert Couture*
Hans Bohn

Bass Trombone

David Hagee+

Tuba

Donald Rankin*

Tympani

Jeffrey Fischer*

Percussion

Richard Flanagan*
Nancy Smith

Harp

Kathleen Lyon-Pingree*

Piano/Celeste

Freda Locker
Alex Foaksman††
Elena Baliakhova

Personnel Manager

Arthur Leeth

* Principal                  
** Acting Principal
+ Leave of Absence
+++Acting Concert Master
++Acting Principal Second
 
 
†Position Funded through a generous gift from Dr. James L.J. Nuzzo and Dr. Bryann Bromley
ᶴ The Edward Avedisian Chair, endowed in perpetuity
†† Mara Dole Principal Solo Pianist’s Chair 

 

Our artist/athletes are always pushing themselves to the edge. That passion and energy is what makes watching them so exhilarating.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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