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

2008-09 Season

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2008 - 2009 Concert season

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Khachaturian!
3:00 p.m., Sep. 28th, 2008,
Memorial Auditorium
Guest Artist ~ Andrea Dinkel, flute

~1~ Plus Rimsky-Korsakov's "le Coq D'Or" and Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony". [More ~ 1 ~ ]

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"Nutcracker Ballet"
Nov. 20th - 23rd,
Memorial Auditorium
with Joplin's Midwest Regional Ballet.

~2~ For the first time in years!
Not just the ballet suite, but Tchaikovsky's popular ballet in its entirety !! [More ~ 2 ~ ]

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"Beethoven Triple Play"
3:00 p.m., Feb. 22nd
McCray Recital Hall
Three by the Master: Fidelio overture, Piano Concerto No. 4, and Symphony No. 1

~3~ With special guest, Irena Ravitskaya, piano [More ~ 3 ~ ]

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"St. Paul"
3:00 p.m., May 3rd, 2009,
First United Methodist Church
Mendelssohn's Paulus (St. Paul) Oratorio, Op. 36

~4~ Mendelssohn - Ten years before Elijah! [More ~ 4 ~ ]

~ Other Season Performances ~

Class LTD Benefit Concert

Join the Southeast Kansas Symphony
at the Class LTD Fundraiser, November 8th, 2008.

Children's Outreach Concert

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin!
Join us for the classic story. World premiere music by John Ross More on Zin!, June 14th, 2009.

Orchestra Personnel

Carly Andrasko ~ Assistant to Ms. Hastings.

Musicians also performing with:
ASO = Austin Symphony Orchestra

Names are repeated if musicians perform in multiple sections.

~ Winds ~

  • Flute ~ Piccolo
    • James Hall
    • Kathy DeGrave
    • Jenny Marlin
    • Gustavo Aquino Navarro
    • Julie Penner
  • Oboe
    • David Hurley
    • Russell Jones
    • Clayton Dunaway
    • Charlotte Evans
  • English Horn
    • Russell Jones
  • Clarinet
    • Joanne Britz
    • Clayton Dunaway
    • James Ryals
  • Bass Clarinet
    • James Ryals
  • Bassoon
    • Danica Gibson
    • Megan Gabehart
    • Jennifer Sorn

~ Brass ~

  • French Horn
    • Jean Klassen
    • Sarah Arnold
    • Patty Condiff
    • Carol Deats
    • Josh Donaldson
  • Trumpet
    • A. J. Metzger
    • Will Koehler
    • Dalton Williams
  • Trombone
    • Christine Lovell
    • Amanda Damewood
    • Asia Kittrell
    • Josh Tidd
  • Tuba
    • A. J. Beu

~ Percussion ~

  • Timpani & General Percussion
    • Jim Clanton
    • Zach Trosper
    • Andy Slater
    • Kenny McDougle
    • Salvador Prado
    • Daniel Warlop
  • Celesta
    • Nathan Froebe
  • Harp
    • Deborah Clark (KC Symphony)
    • Tabitha Reist Steiner (KC Symphony)

~ Strings ~

  • Violin I
    • Ayscgul Giray, Concertmaster
    • Eren Tuncer, Concertmaster
    • Rebecca Cutler, Asst. Concertmaster
    • Paul Carlson
    • Joanna Coleman
    • Carol Cook
    • Stephen Gedert
    • Selim Giray
    • Ramiro Miranda
    • Amanda Reehl
    • Linda Vollen
  • Violin II
    • Rebecca Cutler
    • Abby Benson
    • Zach Benson
    • Adam Bentley
    • Joanna Coleman
    • Stephen Gedert
    • Miranda Grimmer
    • Mary Jo Harper
    • Marilyn Layden
    • Linda Vollen
    • Erika Zelada
  • Viola
    • Luiz Reyes
    • Gloria Britez Scolari
    • Ethan Caldwell
    • Paul Carlson
    • Kirt Duffy
    • Samantha Hightower
    • Eren Tuncer
    • Gene Vollen
    • Bruce Williams (ASO - Guest Artist in Residence)
  • Cello
    • Irene Diaz Gill
    • Jessica Bjorgaard
    • Carson Felt
    • Ruth Finnigan
    • Carolann Martin
    • Megan McCoy
    • Misty Shaw
    • Jeremy Smith
    • Paul Smith
  • Double Bass
    • Sallie Lupis
    • Jordan Burgess
    • Richard Samford
    • Cameron Schmitz

~ Guests ~


The Nutcracker Ballet

Kaye Lewis - Director
Midwest Regional Ballet.
Assisted by Virginia Darling - Director
Pittsburg Community Middle School Choir

A special "thank you!" to the Springfield Symphony Orchestra
who graciously supplied the Nutcracker orchestra parts.

Clara ~~ Jordan Luton
Nutcracker ~~ Nathan Carr
Rat King ~~ Joe Tiner
Fritz ~~ Tanner Movick
Dr. Stahlbaum ~~ Linden Little
Mrs. Stahlbaum ~~ Susie Lundy
Drosselmeyer ~~ Doug Musick
Sugar Plum Fairy ~~ Taylor Mann
Cavalier ~~ Joe Tiner
Kissing Dolls ~~ Emily Elizaabeth Fite & Trey York
Harlequin Doll ~~ Morgan Prather
Governor ~~ Murl Medley
Governor's Wife ~~ Lori Stotler

~ And ~

  • Party Scene Girls
    • Jordan Luton
    • Jenna Garretson
    • Zoe Musick
    • Miata Draeger
    • Makayla Draeger
    • Samantha Green
    • Addison Houser
    • Nadia LaRosa
    • Hanna Wade
    • Meredith MacQueeny
  • Party Scene Boys
    • Tanner Movick
    • Eli DeGurson
    • Maya Strick
    • Brandy Ketron
    • Shelby Ketron
    • Talie LaRosa
  • Parents
    • Linden Little
    • Susie Lundy
    • Lyndsey Morgan
    • Cynthia Moss
    • Caitlyn Cantu
    • Devri Brock
    • Tori Springfield
    • Allison Black
    • Sloane Sivewright
    • Natalee Tubaugh
    • Tiffini Lee
    • Taylor Mann
    • Charity Musick
    • Carrie Kesler
    • Lori Stotler
    • Richmond Levi Carson
    • Joe Tiner
    • Patrick Chism
    • Dalton Morris
    • Trey York
    • Murl Medley
    • Nathan Carr
    • Carrie Kesler
  • Soldiers
    • Tanner Movick
    • Eli DeGurson
    • Maya Strick
    • Shelby Ketron
    • Brandy Ketron
    • Meredith MacQueeny
    • Abby West
    • Maddy West
    • Makayla Draeger
    • Zoe Musick
    • Nadia LaRosa
  • Pointé Mice
    • Lyndsey Morgan
    • Addison Houser
    • Miata Draeger
    • Devri Brock
    • Cynthia Moss
  • Mice
    • Shae Gilstrap
    • Olivia Pierce
    • Aria Spurgeon
    • Lauren Chaffin
    • Anastasia Young
    • Xavier Huffman
    • Wyatt DeGurson
    • Jasmine Michalopoulos
    • Isabella Hurell
    • Katy Searle
    • Lindsay Searle
    • Morgan Prather
    • Caitlyn Cantu
    • Samantha Green
    • Tori Springfield
  • Snow Corps de Ballet
    • Natalee Tubaugh
    • Allison Black
    • Sloane Sivewright
    • Tiffini Lee
    • Jenna Garretson
    • Charity Musick
    • Morgan Prather
    • Lyndsey Morgan
    • Miata Draeger
    • Devri Brock
    • Cynthia Moss
    • Samantha Green
    • Addison Houser
    • Hanna Wade
    • Emily Elizabeth Fite
  • Royal Court
    • Miata Draeger
    • Caitlyn Cantu
    • Hanna Wade
    • Tori Springfield
    • Samantha Green
  • Divertissements
    • Lyndsey Morgan &
    • Trey York ~~~ Spanish (Chocolate)
    • Allison Black &
    • Richmond Levi Carson ~~~ Arabian (Coffee)
    • Natalee Tubaugh &
    • Tiffini Lee ~~~ Chinese (Tea)
    • Jenna Garretson ~~~ Candy Cane (Trepak)
    • Sloane Sivewright,
    • Taylor Mann &
    • Emily Elizabeth Fite ~~~ Marzipan
  • Lollipops
    • Shae Gilstrap
    • Anastasia Young
    • Jasmine Michalopoulos
    • Isabella Hurrell
    • Katy Searle
    • Lindsay Searle
  • Chocolate Soldier
    • Xavier Huffman
  • Jesters
    • Tanner Movick
    • Eli DeGurson
  • Gingerbread
    • Shelby Ketron
    • Abby West
    • Maddy West
    • Meredith MacQueeny
  • Peppermints
    • Maya Strick
    • Brandy Ketron
    • Talie LaRosa
  • Waltz of the Flowers
    • Allison Black
    • Natalee Tubaugh
    • Sloane Sivewright
    • Jenna Garretson
    • Tiffini Lee
    • Charity Musick
    • Emily Elizabeth Fite
    • Morgan Prather
    • Addison Houser
    • Lyndsey Morgan
    • Devri Brock
    • Miata Draeger
    • Cynthia Moss
    • Samantha Green
    • Hanna Wade
    • Tori Springfield
    • Caitlyn Cantu
    • Zoe Musick
    • Makayla Draeger
    • Nadia LaRossa
    • Dalton Morris
    • Trey York
    • Richmond Levi Carson

~ Pittsburg Community Middle School Choir ~

  • Virginia Darling, Director
    • Emily Commons
    • Jasmine Decker
    • Jordan Dee
    • Christopher Dorsey
    • Braydon Eller
    • Liza Erwin
    • Luis Hernandez
    • Kevin McNay
    • Gracie Spencer
    • Susana Tarin
    • Heather Thomas
    • Michaela Wagner
    • Kylie Wilber
    • Jamie Woods
    • Nate Finney
    • Zoe Lemon
    • Jordan Merando
    • Trey Tindell

~ St. Paul Soloists & Chorus ~

Saul/Paul ~~ Patrick Howle, Baritone
Soprano Recitative ~~ Kathryn Parke, Soprano
Tenor Recitative ~~ William Vance, Tenor
Soprano Arias & the Voice of God ~~
Angela Stansberry, Soprano
Alto Aria ~~ Kelly Samarzea, Contralto
Tenor Aria & Stephen ~~ Patrick O'Halloran, Tenor
Barnabas ~~ Sean Parks, Tenor
Ananias ~~ Bryan Ganer, Tenor
The False Witnesses ~~ Brandon Wade & Derek Dixon, Baritone
The Voice of Jesus ~~ PSU Women's Choir

  • Pittsburg State University Choirs
    • Lauren Bailey
    • Briana Baker
    • Jessica Baker
    • Stephen Baldwin
    • Caroline Barto
    • A.J. Beu
    • Marilyn Brock
    • Molly Burke
    • John Burrows
    • Jayson Canton
    • Carolyn Conway
    • Richard Cook
    • Erin Cooley
    • Erin Crist
    • Daniel Cunningham
    • Rebekah Dallman
    • Louise Delaney
    • Derek Dixon
    • Kevin Dixon
    • Joshua Donaldson
    • Joyce Elliott
    • William Elliott
    • Charlotte Evans
    • Linda Evans
    • Matthew Faucett
    • Mariah Feist
    • Amanda Fenech
    • Karrie Fenech
    • Lori Fleming
    • Tracy Fogliasso
    • Cheri Forman
    • Hannah Galyon
    • Bryan Ganer
    • Jennifer Ganer
    • John Gladson
    • Ashley Goff
    • Joseph Gregory
    • Kathy Hall
    • Seth Harley
    • Richard Harper
    • Mary Jo Harper
    • Stella Hastings
    • Danielle Hays
    • Caleb Hays
    • Andrew Hayse
    • Timothy Helms
    • Kate Hockman
    • Lee Ann Hockman
    • Heather Hopkins
    • Megan Howerton
    • Nicholas Hoyt
    • Cheng-chih Hsieh
    • Natalee Hulstine
    • Joshua Johnson
    • Kondja Kamatuka
    • Jessica Kesler
    • Sarah Knox
    • Christopher Korbe
    • Susan Laushman
    • Sonya Lawson
    • Joanne Kit Yee Lee
    • Matthew Lewis
    • Aaron Loehr
    • Jeff Luton
    • Monique Mack
    • Julia Madison
    • Kally McDaniel
    • Brandon Mills
    • Sarah Mills
    • Brianne Mueller
    • Jennifer Nichols
    • Patrick O'Halloran
    • Sean Parks
    • Julia Penner
    • Lauren Perkins
    • Brittany Pittman
    • Salvador Prado
    • Tiffany Raftopoulos
    • Ashley Reavis
    • Robert Reno
    • Misty Ristau
    • Allison Rodriguez
    • Karen Shepherd
    • Karen Slater
    • Tyler Smith
    • Jonathan Sperry
    • David Staton
    • Ross Stone
    • Anne Stuhlsatz
    • Doralee Stuhlsatz
    • Paresa Tafreshi
    • Kristen Taylor
    • Ashton Titus
    • John Tripp
    • Daniel Troop
    • Patrick Tyler
    • Justin Ulmer
    • Trent Vallier
    • Amanda Vitt
    • Brandon Wade
    • Tammy Warford
    • Rebekah Wells
    • Jordan White
    • Robert Wilson
    • Hana Withington
    • John Womeldorff
    • Megan Wood
    • Shanhe Xu
    • Marti York
    • Chelsea Young
    • Laura Youngers

Board of the Friends of the Symphony:

The members of the board of the Friends of the Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra for the 2008-2009 season are:

  • Judy Collins - President
  • Monica Kellogg - Treasurer
  • Richard Samford - Secretary/Webmaster
  • Stella Hastings - Artistic Director & Conductor
  • John Ross - Contemporary Music Editor
  • Craig Fuchs - Ex-Officio
  • Missi Kelly - Membership Director
  • Chris Kelly - Public Relations
  • Paul Carlson
  • Ellen Carter
  • David Hurley
  • Russell Jones
  • Gerri & David Lane

Symphony Babies:

The little musicians that call for "special arrangements":

  • Joaquin
  • Luisa
  • Daniel
  • Marshall

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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