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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: Angela Sterling

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**
Zenas Hsu*
Sarah Atwood
Julia Cash
Omar Chen-Guey
Lisa Crockett
Jodi Hagen
Miguel Perez-Espejo Cardenas
Annie Rabbat
Kenneth Stalberg
Pattison Story

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

N. N.*
Nancy Dimock
Elizabeth England

ENGLISH HORN

Elizabeth England

CLARINET

Alexis Lanz*
David Martinsᶴ

BASS CLARINET

David Martinsᶴ

BASSOON

Ronald Haroutunian*
Stephanie Busby

HORN

Robert Marlatt*
Katherine Jordan
Jane Sebring
Lauren Winter

TRUMPET

Bruce Hall*
Dana Oakes

TROMBONE

Robert Couture*◊
Hans Bohn

BASS TROMBONE

Cameron Owen

TUBA

Donald Rankin*

TYMPANI

Jeffrey Fischer*

PERCUSSION

Richard Flanagan*
Nancy Smith

HARP

Kathleen Lyon-Pingree*

PIANO/CELESTE

Alex Foaksman††
Elena Baliakhova

* Principal
** Concert Master

† Position Funded through a generous gift from Dr. James L.J. Nuzzo and Dr. Bryann Bromley
◊ The Donald J. Sanders Chair, endowed in perpetuity
ᶴ The Edward Avedisian Chair, endowed in perpetuity
†† Mara Dole Principal Solo Pianist’s Chair