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Sponsored Musicians

Sponsored Musicians 2022-2023

Sponsoring or endowing a chair is a transformative way to show your support for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. It is a special opportunity to make a personal connection with an individual musician and deepen your connection with the symphony. 

 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR
José-Luis Novo
The Philip Richebourg Chair

Violin 1
Netanel Draiblate, Concertmaster
Sponsored by Jillinda Kidwell 

Nicholas Currie, Associate Concertmaster
Sponsored by Laird Lott & Linda Gooden

Abby Armbruster
Sponsored by Mimi Jones

Susan Benac
Sponsored by Herb and Sallie Abeles

Heather Haughn
Sponsored by William and Constance Scott

Rachel Stockton
Sponsored by Tara Balfe Clifford

Hanbing Jia
Sponsored by Capt. Mark & Michelle Hellstern

 

Violin II
Christian Tremblay, Principal
Sponsored by Peter and Sara Evans

Kristin Bakkegard, Associate Principal
Sponsored by Stephen Sotack

Karin Kelleher
Sponsored by Prudence Clendenning

 

Viola

Sarah Hart, Principal
Sponsored by Charles & Julie Grudzinskas 

Derek Smith, Acting Principal
 Sponsored by Ginger & Al From

Susan Taylor Dapkunas
  Sponsored by Amy & Joe Rubino

 

Cello

Todd Thiel, Principal
The Philip Richebourg Chair

Pei Lu, Associate Principal
  Sponsored by Jane & Robert Casey

Nicole Boguslaw
Sponsored by Thomas DeKornfeld

Daniel Shomper
Sponsored by Michael Kurtz

 

Bass

Peter Cohn
Sponsored by Anne Potter

 

Flute

Kimberly Valerio, Principal
Sponsored by Mary McKiel

Genevieve Eichman
Sponsored by Russ Stevenson

 

Oboe

Fatma Daglar, Principal
Sponsored by Collot Guerard

 

Clarinet

Robert DiLutis, Principal
Sponsored by Shelley Row


French Horn

Steven Barzal
Sponsored by Florence Calvert

 

Trumpet

Christopher Sala, Principal
The Philip Richebourg Chair

Christopher Buchanan
Sponsored by George and Carol Ellis

 

Trombone

David Perkel, Principal
Sponsored by Eleanor and David Huggins

David Sciannella
Sponsored by Robert & Kathleen Arias

Jay Heltzer, Bass Trombone
Sponsored by Peter Bungay & Joy Chambers

 

Timpani

Curt Armbruster, Principal
Sponsored by Fred Stielow & Susan Rosenfeld

We are very grateful to our generous sponsors. We are planning to connect all of our sponsored musicians with their sponsors at an exclusive event in February.  If you are interested in sponsoring a musician, we still have spaces available. Please learn more here.