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The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra
Raul Munguia - Artistic Director & Conductor

2005-06 Season

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2005 - 2006 Concert season

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An Enchanted "Evening"
3:00 p.m., Oct. 9th, 2005,
Memorial Auditorium
Guest Artist ~ Wilfredo Pasamba, cello

~1~ Music from the sublime to the fantastic. [More ~ 1 ~ ]

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Stories With, & Without Words
3:00 p.m., Nov. 20th, 2005,
Memorial Auditorium
With Guest Artists galore!

~2~ Storytellers abound! John Ross - Narrator, Russell Jones - English horn, Todd Hastings - trumpet, Markel Porter - mezzo-soprano, and Calina Ciotlaus - guest conductor. [More ~ 2 ~ ]

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"The Art of Discovery"
7:00 p.m., Feb. 3rd
Memorial Auditorium
PSU Honors Orchestra Concert

~3~ Featuring a World Premiere of a Jeffery Bishop Concerto, with the Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Chamber Orchestra [More ~ 3 ~ ]

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"The Art of Mozart"
3:00 p.m., Apr. 9th, 2006,
Memorial Auditorium
With Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter".

~4~ Music of Mozart, with Danica Robbins - guest conductor, Scott Sternberger - piano, and Russell Jones - bassoon [More ~ 4 ~ ]

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Psalmfest II
3:00 p.m., May 7th, 2006
First United Methodist Church
A Choral Extravaganza

~5~ Choral music by Handel, Geisler, Telemann, and Gallus. [More ~ 5 ~ ]

~ Other Season Performances ~

Parents University

An outreach concert for the youngsters of the community, featuring Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. September 27th, 2005.

Orchestra Personnel

Names are repeated if musicians perform in multiple sections.

~ Winds ~

  • Flute ~ Piccolo
    • AJ Beau
    • Toni Dobratz
    • Kathy DeGrave
    • James Hall
    • Christa Weber
  • Oboe
    • David Hurley
    • Vicki Sheffler
  • English Horn
    • Rusty Jones
  • Clarinet
    • Joanne Britz
    • Becca Garrett
    • Haley Ruther
    • James Ryals
  • Bass Clarinet
    • James Ryals
  • Saxophone
    • Matt Bennett
  • Bassoon
    • Russell Jones
    • Danica Robbins
    • Jennifer Sorn
    • Megan Gabehart

~ Brass ~

  • French Horn
    • Jean Klassen
    • Genevieve Klassen
    • Michael Gilliland
    • Katie Miller
    • Terri Houston
  • Trumpet
    • Erin Smith
    • Katie Miller
    • A.J. Metzger
    • Chris Jesmore
    • Matt Carter
  • Trombone
    • Quentin Gilkey
    • Chris Goddard
    • Luke Warford
  • Bass Trombone
    • Cooper Neil
  • Tuba
    • Zach Gipson

~ Percussion ~

  • General
    • Matt Esau
    • DeAnthony Nelson
    • Kenny McDougle
    • Matt Wilson
    • Will Koehler
    • Daniel Warlop
    • Stella Hastings
  • Timpani
    • Kenny McDougle
    • Matt Esau
  • Piano
    • Rebecca Cuttler
  • Harp
    • DeMaris Herrera
    • DeMaris Gaines

~ Strings ~

  • Violin I
    • Erman Turkili, Concertmaster
    • Calina Ciotlaus, Concertmistress & Asst. Concertmistress
    • Selim Giray
    • Ben Davis
    • Elisha Samuel
    • Rebecca Cutler
    • Alyssa DePew
    • Adam Bentley
    • XiaoGuo Zhu
    • Bruce Daniels
    • Scott Nelson
    • Jonathan Gayman
    • Blair Croan
  • Violin II
    • Rebecca Cutler, Principal Second
    • Scott Allison, Principal Second
    • Erman Turkili
    • Blair Croan
    • Tomoko Shinjo
    • Amanda Reehl
    • Sonre Parrish
    • Michelle Daugherty
    • Anna Wishall
    • Mary Jo Harper
    • Linda Vollen
    • Marilyn Layden
    • Adam Bentley
    • Elisha Samuel
  • Viola
    • Catalin Lari
    • Gene Vollen
    • Byron Pike
    • Timmi Myers
    • Jonathan Gayman
    • Paul Carlson
  • Cello
    • Stephen Denton
    • Jessica Bjorgaard
    • Ann Whitaker
    • Kirt Duffy
    • Megan McCoy
    • Carla Henson
    • Carolann Martin
    • Paul Smith
    • Necati Giray
    • Stacey Light
  • Double Bass
    • Cameron Schmitz (NAS)
    • Sam Cortright
    • Richard Samford

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Chamber Orchestra

  • Violin I
    • Chris Allen
    • Peace Choi
    • Nick Curry
    • Carmen Hicks
    • Brian Miller
    • Evan Smith
    • Ben Wheeler
    • Laura Williams
  • Violin II
    • Christen Botteron
    • Halli Bradley
    • Rebecca Lake
    • Joel McManness
    • Kelly Neuburger
    • Abby Walters
    • Kaitlin White
    • Keryn Wouden
  • Viola
    • Carl Beckenbaugh
    • Melanie Bradshaw
    • Jennifer Grimm
    • Jason Howell
    • Alex Neilan
    • Emily Quigley
    • Justine Wallis
  • Cello
    • David Bowman
    • Erica Buller
    • Andrew Marshall
    • Aubrey McCord
    • Will O'Donnell
    • Allison Ralstin
    • Katy Rowland
    • Josh Stewart
  • Double Bass
    • Trey Bures
    • Jessica Pickel
  • Harp
    • Keryn Wouden

~ Guests ~

Board of the Friends of the Symphony:

The members of the board of the Friends of the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra for the 2005-2006 season are:

  • Ron Clement - President
  • Wendy Giray - Treasurer
  • Richard Samford - Secretary/Webmaster
  • Stella Hastings - Artistic Director & Conductor
  • John Ross - Contemporary Music Editor
  • Craig Fuchs - Ex-Officio
  • Paul Carlson
  • David Hurley
  • Russell Jones

How do I obtain tickets?

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students & senior citizens. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are available at the door one hour in advance of each concert, may be ordered online, or are available through the PSU Ticket Office. To order by phone, call (620) 235-4796. Telephone orders must be paid by using a Visa card, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card. Please visit the Ticket Office web site for more information.

All concerts are in the Memorial Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. Programs and venues are subject to change, so please check our individual concert pages for information on each performance, or feel free to contact the PSU Music department at 620-235-4466. You may also contact or Stella Hastings at 620-235-4469 for further information.

Driving Directions

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