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

2011-12 Season

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2011 - 2012 Concert season

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"Bluegrass Crossover"
3:00 p.m., Sep. 25th, 2011,
Memorial Auditorium
Guest Artists ~ Tim May, guitar & Gretchen Priest-May, fiddle

~1~ Bluegrass returns! With music by Steve Mauldin. [More ~ 1 ~ ]

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"The Magic Flute"
Nov. 18 & 20, 2011,
Memorial Auditorium
Friday at 7:30 and Sunday matinee at 3:00

~2~ Mozart misdirection and mayhem
... and matinee! [More ~ 2 ~ ]

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"Holiday Concert"
3:00 p.m., Dec. 4th, 2011
Memorial Auditorium
Holiday music for all tastes.

~3~ The PSU Community Band joins the Symphony for this holiday treat. [More ~ 3 ~ ]

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"Four Solos & a Symphony"
3:00 p.m., Feb. 19th, 2012,
McCray Recital Hall
Guest Artists to be announced

~4~ Featuring the 2011 Concerto and Aria Competition Winners [More ~ 4 ~ ]

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"Flying White"
3:00 p.m., Apr. 22nd, 2012,
McCray Recital Hall
Guest Soloist - Mary Fukushima

~5~ World premiere of "Flying White, by Forrest Pierce [More ~ 5 ~ ]

Orchestra Personnel

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
  • 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
  • Piano
    • 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 2011-2012 season are:

  • Terry Calloway - President
  • [open] - Treasurer
  • Richard Samford - Secretary/Webmaster
  • Selim Giray - Artistic Director & Conductor
  • John Ross - Contemporary Music Editor
  • Paul Carlson
  • Ellen Carter
  • David Hurley
  • Russell Jones
  • Carol Cook

How do I obtain tickets?

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. PSU students are admitted free with their student ID. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Supporters of the Southeast Kansas Symphony are entitled to two free tickets for each of our regular season concerts. More information is available on our Support page.

Tickets are available at the door one hour in advance of each concert, 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 Selim Giray at 620-235-4472 for further information.

Driving Directions

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