Meet the Musicians


The 55 musicians who comprise the Louisville Orchestra are devoted to providing the highest quality classical in our community.

During the 30 week season we perform over 100 concerts.

We also introduce classical music to over 20,000 children per year, performing for them in their schools and in the concert hall.

In addition to our work with the Louisville Orchestra, many musicians are active in the community through teaching and performing.

First Violin

  • OPEN, Concertmaster
  • Julia Noone, Acting Assistant Concertmaster
  • Katheryn S. Ohkubo
  • Cheri Lyon Kelley
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Scott Staidle
  • Nancy Staidle
  • Barbara Meek
  • Patricia Fong-Edwards
  • Maria Semes

Second Violin

  • Robert Simonds, Principal
  • Kimberly Tichenor, Acting Assistant Principal
  • Devonie Freeman
  • Elisa Spalding
  • Charles Brestel
  • Heidi Tracy
  • Judy Pease Wilson
  • Blaise Jessop Poth
  • OPEN

Viola

  • Jack Griffin, Principal
  • Evan Vicic, Assistant Principal
  • Clara Markham
  • Jennifer Shackleton
  • Jonathan Mueller
  • Meghan Casper

Cello

  • Nicholas Finch, Principal
  • Joseph Caruso, Assistant Principal
  • Christina Hinton
  • Allison B. Olsen
  • Deborah Caruso
  • Julia Preston

Bass

  • Bert Witzel, Principal
  • Patti Docs, Acting Assistant Principal
  • Robert Docs
  • Karl Olsen
  • Michael Chmilewski

Flute

  • Kathleen Karr, Principal
  • Donald Gottlieb

Piccolo

  • Donald Gottlieb

Oboe

  • Alex Vvendenskiy, Principal
  • Trevor Johnson, Assistant Principal

 

Clarinet

  • Andrea Levine, Principal

Bass Clarinet

  • Ernest Gross

Bassoon

  • Matthew Karr, Principal
  • Chris Reid

Horn

  • Jon Gustely, Principal Horn
  • Stephen Causey, Assistant Principal
  • Diana Wade Morgen
  • Bruce Heim

Trumpet

  • J. Jerome Amend, Principal
  • James Recktenwald, Assistant Principal
  • Daniel Kassteen

Trombone

  • Donna Parkes, Principal
  • Brett Shuster, Assistant Principal

Bass Trombone

  • Bryan Heath, Acting Principal

Tuba

  • John DiCesare, Principal

Timpani

  • Jim Rago, Principal

Percussion

  • John Pedroja, Principal

Harp

  • Mary Julian Rapier, Principal