Musicians

The following are among the musicians who play regularly with the Topanga Symphony:

 

Flute

Charles Andrews

Margaret Bowles

Paulie Davis

Susan Stanley

Gretel Shanley

 

Oboe

Margreet Ray

Shelly Kale

Larry Tunick

David Sucik

 

Clarinet

Jim Stanley

Don Gross

Phil Richards

 

Basoon

Michael Sandler

Colleen Papp

Geri Freeland

 

French Horn

Julie Callahan

Larry Lazar

Matthew Otto

Mike Stanley

Jonathan Snyder

 

Trumpet

Emily Frances Wainacht

Michael Kallin

Craig Peterson

Steven Ravaglioli

 

Trombone

Glenn Neely

Paul Shultz

Mark Geiger

 

Tuba

Peter Reale

 

Timpani

Scott Babcock

 

Manager

Ernie Demontreux

 

Violin I

Rebecca Rutkowski - Concertmaster

Ruth Bruegger

Jennifer Deirmendjian

Kristin Herkstroeter

George Kuhr

Eden Livingood

Bonnie Lockrem

Raquel Ravaglioli

Robert Ryemon

Kathrine Shaw

 

 

Violin II

Andrew Harper

Robert Butler

Joseph Derthick

Terry Gilbert

Ingemar Hulthage

Marian Pettee

Marina Veytsman

 

Viola

Horst Kuder

Barry Brisk

Karen Moore

David Quinn

Clare Sataloff

Isabelle Tranner

Victoria Van Gorkun

Elise Freeman O'Brien

 

Cello

Billy Tobenkin

Susan Cornner

James Catterall

Barbara Harmon

Gavin Koon

Marshall McDaniel

Judy Fish

 

Bass

Susan Solis

Steve Fry

Sean Matthes

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Artists

The Topanga Symphony has achieved such a reputation among professional musicians that it has been successful in prevailing upon outstanding soloists to perform with the orchestra. These have included:

Guitarist James Smith

Violinist Stuart Canin

Cellist Ronald Leonard

Flutist David Shostac

Violinst Sheryl Staples

Violinist Ralph Morrison

Cellist Laszlo Varga

Violist Pamela Goldsmith

Oboist Gerald Fried

Soprano Delynn Ketcherside

Contralto Claudine Carlson

Cellist Jurgen de Lemos

Pianist Adam Mekler

Soprano Mani Mekler

Guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima

Clarinetist Samuel Karam

String Bassist Arni Egilsson

Violinist Bruce Dukov

Clarinetist Frank Campo

Violinist Clayton Haslop

 

At times Symphony Conductor Jerome Kessler, who is also a cellist, performs as cello soloist with the orchestra. On these occasions a guest conductor appears. Guest conductors have included:

Barry Brisk, of the Beach Cities Symphony

Rodolfo Fernandez, of the Nevada Chamber Symphony

Jurgen de Lemos, of the Littleton Symphony

Michael Nowak, of the San Luis Obispo Symphony