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Ramona Pansegrau
Music Director, Kansas City Ballet

William Whitener. Photographer Ken Coit  
   

Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau comes to Kansas City via the Boston and Tulsa ballet companies, where she held the positions of principal pianist, solo pianist, music director, and conductor respectively.

She has been called one of the best ballet pianists in the world. Robert Joffrey said of her ballet class, “The perfect music for every combination.” She was music director for Tulsa Ballet for nine years, and conductor of the Tulsa Symphony orchestra for ballet performances before she became the Kansas City Ballet music director in October of 2006. She was principal pianist/solo pianist for ten years at the Boston Ballet and tenured keyboard for the Boston Ballet Orchestra for fifteen years.
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Kansas City Symphony
Michael Stern, Music Director
Aram Demirjian, Associate Conductor

FIRST VIOLINS
Noah Geller, Concertmaster
     Miller Nichols Chair
Sunho Kim, Associate Concertmaster
Dorris Dai Janssen,
     Acting Assistant Concertmaster
Gregory Sandomirsky,
     Associate Concertmaster Emeritus
Alex Shum
* Vladimir Rykov
* Anne-Marie Brown
Susan Goldenberg
Paul Hatton-Soto
* Jessica Wakefield Hao
* Anthony DeMarco
* Tomoko Iguchi
* Andrea Oh
* Will Haapaniemi

SECOND VIOLINS
Tamamo Someya Gibbs, Principal
Kathy Haid Berry, Associate Principal
Kristin Velicer, Assistant Principal
* Kevin Hao
* Sara Hurst
* Mary Garcia Grant
* Chiafei Lin
* Heidi Han
‡ Karen Klein
*§ Stephanie Cathcart
* Francesca Manheim
* Nancy Beckmann
* Rena Ishii

VIOLAS
Christine Grossman, Principal
Jessica Nance, Acting Associate Principal
* Jenifer Richison
* Matthew Rombaum
* Marvin Gruenbaum
* Kent Brauninger
* Duke Lee
* Sean Brumble
* Phil Kramp

CELLOS
Mark Gibbs, Principal
Robert A. Kipp Chair
Susie Yang, Associate Principal
Alexander East, Assistant Principal
* Lawrence Figg
* Rung Lee
* Maria Crosby
* Ho Anthony Ahn
* John Eadie
* Allen Probus

DOUBLE BASSES
Jeffrey Kail, Principal
Nancy Newman, Associate Principal
* Richard Ryan
Position Vacant
Louis Newman, Principal Emeritus
* Evan Halloin

FLUTES
Michael Gordon, Principal
Shannon Finney, Associate Principal
Diane Schick

PICCOLO
Diane Schick

OBOES
Kristina Fulton, Principal
Shirley Bush Helzberg Chair
Barbara Bishop, Associate Principal
Kenneth Lawrence

ENGLISH HORN
Kenneth Lawrence

CLARINETS
Raymond Santos, Principal
Emil Khudyev,
     Acting Associate Principal
‡ Boris Allakhverdyan
Tzu-Ying Huang

E-FLAT CLARINET
Emil Khudyev
‡ Boris Allakhverdyan

BASS CLARINET
Tzu-Ying Huang

BASSOONS
Ann Bilderback, Principal
Thomas DeWitt,
     Acting Associate Principal
‡ Miles Maner
Marita Abner

CONTRABASSOON
Thomas DeWitt
‡ Miles Maner

HORNS
Alberto Suarez, Principal
David Sullivan, Associate Principal
Elizabeth Schellhase Gray
David Gamble
Stephen Multer,
     Associate Principal Emeritus

 

TRUMPETS
Gary Schutza, Principal
Philip Clark, Associate Principal
Brian Rood

TROMBONES
Roger Oyster, Principal
Porter Wyatt Henderson,
   Associate Principal
David Becker

BASS TROMBONE
David Becker

TUBA
Steven Seward, Principal

TIMPANI
Timothy Jepson, Principal

PERCUSSION
Christopher McLaurin, Principal
Joseph Petrasek, Associate Principal

HARP
Deborah Wells Clark, Principal

LIBRARIANS
Elena Lence Talley, Principal
Fabrice Curtis
                               

Justin White,
   Personnel Manager

Matt Henderson,
   Assistant Personnel Manager

David Tebow,
   Stage Manager

Mark Watson,
   Asst. Stage Manager

 

* Rotating Musician
§ New Member
‡ On Leave of Absence