Musicians

Who plays in the Sarasota Pops Orchestra?

They are teachers, parents, neighbors, students.

They have jobs. They have children. They have homes and schedules and commitments.

They teach at State College of Florida, Manatee High School, and St. Stephens Episcopal School.

They work in business, the arts, health care.

They live in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Anna Maria Island, Punta Gorda, Nokomis, Sun City Center, St. Petersburg, and Holmes Beach among others.

Some of them are snowbirds.

And they are musicians with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra.

This season we have more than 60 musicians who bring their skill, passion and talent to the stage. The SPO is proud to be a communitywide orchestra with musicians who live and work in our midst.

  • Concert Master

  • Felicia Brunelle
  • Violin

  • Matthew Dendy, Principal Second
  • Kelly Bechtol
  • Barbara Bounds
  • Albert Denault
  • Delphine Feldman
  • Barbara Fleener
  • Julie Hall
  • Alex Hunsader
  • Richard Jensen
  • Francesca Jourawleff
  • Margaret Kirkland
  • Achilles Kalnoky
  • Beverly Kercher
  • Margaret Kirkland
  • Sydney Mitchell
  • Norma Mittenthal*
  • Wayne Mock
  • Judy Mueller
  • Fiona Stewart
  • Karen Summers
  • Beverly Whitby
  • Mary Wilkinson
  • Viola

  • Renee’ Fletcher, Principal
  • Beverly Anders
  • Dan Glazer
  • Cynthia Heidel
  • Barbara Jensen
  • Amber Kesatie
  • Molly Stephens
  • Cello

  • Keith Jensen, Principal
  • Margery Blacklow
  • Fredda Buxton
  • Gail Gold
  • Patty Harshbarger
  • Jennifer Donice Lewis
  • Diane Lezman*
  • David Pope
  • Sarah Pope
  • Franz Schneider
  • Karen Schoenthaler
  • Anne Schwarzkopf
  • Norma Wanegar
  • Charles Wright
  • Bass

  • Gregg Voorhees, Principal
  • Leo Briesacher
  • Stu Krams
  • Jamie Ruetz*
  • Sarah Williams
  • Piano

  • Barbara Jensen
  • * Member of Board of Directors
  • Piccolo

  • Julie Jones
  • Flute

  • Jane Hoffman, Principal
  • Suki Janisch
  • Oboe

  • Michelle Nicolette, Principal
  • Cindy Barbanera
  • Horn

  • Robert Moore, Principal
  • Sabrina Sarazua
  • Jim Furdell
  • Seth Wertz
  • Merrill Wilson
  • Clarinet

  • Richard Jorgenson, Principal
  • Margarita Audette
  • Bassoon

  • John Stinespring, Principal
  • Paul Chassy
  • James Hansen
  • Trumpet

  • Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie, Principal
  • Christine Earp
  • Alan Klispie
  • Angela Smith
  • Ed Stiles, Jr.*
  • Trombone

  • Jamie Marshall, Principal
  • Jim Bruce
  • Robert Weitzel
  • Joe Wolf
  • Tuba

  • Alex Greenberg
  • Percussion

  • Thomas Suta, principal
  • Jack Barnett*
  • Kenneth Mueller