SPCO Resignations and Remaining Musicians

blue pile of notesSPCO musicians continue to announce their retirements and resignations from the orchestra. The special retirement incentive (for musicians over age 55) is available until June 17, 2013. Here is the roster as of June 8:

Violins

  • Steven Copes, Concertmaster
  • Ruggero Allifranchini, Associate Concertmaster
  • Kyu-Young Kim, Principal Second Violin
  • Thomas Kornacker, Co-Principal Second Violin - retired 2013
  • Daria Adams
  • Sunmi Chang
  • Nina Tso-Ning Fan
  • Brenda Mickens - retired 2013
  • Elsa Nilsson
  • Leslie Shank
  • Michal Sobieski - retired 2013
  • Yoonshin Song – leave of absence 2012-2013 – took position with Detroit Symphony

Violas

  • Principal – position vacant since Sabina Thatcher resigned 2011
  • Evelina Chao, Assistant Principal – retired 2013
  • Tamás Strasser – retired 2013
  • Maiya Papach, Acting Principal

Cellos

  • Principal – position vacant since Ronald Thomas resigned 2012
  • Joshua Koestenbaum, Associate Principal 
  • Sarah Lewis
  • David Huckaby – leave of absence 2013-2014

Basses

  • Chris Brown, Principal - retired 2013
  • Fred Bretschger, Assistant Principal – retired 2013

Flutes

  • Julia Bogorad-Kogan, Principal
  • Alicia McQuerrey

Oboes

  • Kathryn Greenbank, Principal
  • Thomas Tempel – retired 2013

Clarinets

  • Principal – position vacant since Timothy Paradise resigned 2012

Bassoons

  • Charles Ullery, Principal
  • Carole Mason Smith

Horns

  • Principal – position vacant since Bernhard Scully resigned 2011
  • Paul Straka - retired 2013

Trumpets

  • Gary Bordner, Principal – leave of absence 2012-2013; retired 2013
  • Lynn Erickson

Timpani

  • Michael Israelievitch, Principal

Harpsichord/Keyboard

  • Principal – position eliminated after Layton James retired 2010

One Response to “SPCO Resignations and Remaining Musicians”

  1. Carol White June 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Oh, such devastating news! I just renewed seats for this year, and offered a donation – for the musicians only. I had no idea we lost almost all the orchestra, but am not surprised. So are we still stuck with the administration who ground our world class orchestra into the ground? How sad! Now I have a hard time of thinking to go to the concerts.
    Can SOSPCO, with funds raised do anything to make up the orchestra we have all loved?
    Carol White

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