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

2007-08 Season

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2007 - 2008 Concert season

Eclectic & Elegant
Eclectic & Elegant
3:00 p.m., Sep. 30th, 2007,
Memorial Auditorium
Guest Artist ~ A. J. Metzger, trumpet

~1~ Join us as we perform music for all interests: Beethoven, Bizet, Schubert, and the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. [More ~ 1 ~ ]

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"Music from Near & Far"
3:00 p.m., Nov. 18th, 2007,
Memorial Auditorium
Guest Artist - Jonathan Gayman, violin

~2~ Audience favorites all around! Hear Bernstein's Candide, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 , and the ever-popular Sheherezade, by Rimsky-Korsakov [More ~ 2 ~ ]

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"The Devil You Say!"
7:30 p.m., Mar. 16th
McCray Recital Hall
Music of Stravinsky & Mendelssohn

~3~ Mendelssohn's "Sinfonia No. 9 (Swiss), and a rare performance of Stravinsky's "Histoire du Soldat"! [More ~ 3 ~ ]

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Beethoven's Eight
7:30 p.m., Apr. 23rd, 2008,
McCray Recital Hall
Guest Artist - Debra Snodgrass, piano

~4~ Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, and Coriolan Overture , Also Chopin's Second Piano Concerto [More ~ 4 ~ ]

~ Other Season Performances ~

Messiah Selections

McCray Hall: 100 years of making music
Anniversary Celebration of the Pittsburg State University Department of Music
A Tribute to Walter McCray featuring Handel's Messiah,
March 17th, 2008.

Orchestra Personnel

Musicians also performing with:
NAS = North Arkansas Symphony
SSO = Springfield Symphony Orchesta

Names are repeated if musicians perform in multiple sections.

~ Winds ~

  • Flute ~ Piccolo
    • Andrea Dinkle
    • Kathy DeGrave
    • Tim McVey
    • Christa Weber
  • Oboe
    • David Hurley
    • Charlotte Evans
    • Russell Jones
    • Megan Gabehart
  • English Horn
    • Megan Gabehart
  • Clarinet
    • Clayton Dunaway
    • Joanne Britz
    • Alaina Pritz
    • James Ryals
    • Tiffany Shaffer
  • Bass Clarinet
    • James Ryals
  • Bassoon
    • Megan Gabehart
    • Russell Jones
    • Danica Gibson

~ Brass ~

  • French Horn
    • Carol Deats
    • A.J. Beu
    • Sarah Arnold
    • Michael Gilliland
    • Seth Harley
    • Jean Klassen
  • Trumpet
    • Erin Smith
    • Matt Carter
    • Will Koehler
    • A. J. Metzger
    • Nitai Pons (University of Kansas)
  • Trombone
    • Christine Lovell
    • Amanda Damewood
    • Robert Kehle
  • Tuba
    • A. J. Beu

~ Percussion ~

  • General
    • James Clanton
    • Matt Esau
    • Jason Lord
    • Kenny McDougle
    • Salvador Prado
    • Daniel Warlop
  • Timpani
    • Jason Lord
    • Zach Trosper
  • Organ
    • Susan Marchant
  • Harp
    • Tabitha Steiner (Washburn University)

~ Strings ~

  • Violin I
    • Selim Giray, Concertmaster - (NAS)
    • Eren Tuncer, Concertmaster
    • Rebecca Cutler, Asst. Concertmaster - (NAS)
    • Ryan Cockerham
    • Jonathan Gayman
    • Miranda Grimmer
    • Judy Jones
    • Marilyn Layden
    • Scott Nelson
    • Amanda Reehl
    • Linda Vollen
  • Violin II
    • Eren Tuncer, Principal Second
    • Jonathan Gayman, Principal Second
    • Adam Bentley
    • Erynn Brown
    • Paul Carlson
    • Carol Cook
    • Ben Davis (NAS)
    • Selim Giray
    • Sarah Gray
    • Miranda Grimmer
    • Mary Jo Harper
    • Hannah Keener
    • Marilyn Layden
    • Amanda Reehl
    • Linda Vollen
  • Viola
    • Luiz Reyes Duarte
    • Paul Carlson
    • Kirt Duffy
    • Samantha Hightower
    • Gene Vollen
  • Cello
    • Carson Felt
    • Martha Baxter
    • Jessica Bjorgaard
    • Martin Burke
    • Kirt Duffy
    • Jon Eastman
    • Stacey Light
    • Carolann Martin
    • Megan McCoy
    • Paul Smith
  • Double Bass
    • Cameron Schmitz (NAS)
    • Sallie Lupis
    • Sam Cortright
    • Richard Samford

~ Guests ~

Board of the Friends of the Symphony:

The members of the board of the Friends of the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra for the 2007-2008 season are:

  • Judy Collins - Acting President/Vice President
  • [open] - Treasurer
  • Richard Samford - Secretary/Webmaster
  • Stella Hastings - Artistic Director & Conductor
  • John Ross - Contemporary Music Editor
  • Craig Fuchs - Ex-Officio
  • Paul Carlson
  • Ellen Carter
  • David Hurley
  • Russell Jones
  • Missi Kelly

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.

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