The Symphony of Oak Park & River Forest

Orchestra Members

First Violins
John Gerson +++ 12
Ingrid Schimonski ++ 3
Eric Brandfonbrener ++ 8
Tiffany Bodine ^ 1
Denise Boneau 15
Fernando Carrillo 5
Nina Chen 4
Stacey Feuer 3
Isabela Flores ^ 1
Gwen Gates 1
Fritz Gross 9
Caitlin Hillyard 1
Paula Johannesen 5
Suzanne McBride 29
Elizabeth Rexford ~ 4
Cheryl Toncray-Smerz ` 7
Melody Turner ~ 22
Marylou Witz 15
Michelle Wynton 8
Second Violins
Carol Janossy ** 43
Brian Lee 5 *
Yi-Chen Huang *13
Rebecca Anderson 2
Irina Calin-Jageman 8
Pam Compasio 3
Cheryl Flinn 28
Wanda Foster 1
Joey Frost 9
Julia Jenkins 1
Ashley Kerner ^ 4
Jacqueline Lindsey ~ 1
Staci Mahaffey 6
Judy Meredith 21
William Ortega 3
Ann Palma 1
Luke Shalla  9
Ed Torgerson 7
Julie Tumma 19
Wailin Wong 4
Violas
Uli Widmeier ** 4
Keith Jones * 4
Jerry Brown 9
Ellen Callahan 7
Charity Anne Caldwell 6
Mitchell Cooper 37
Sandy Korelc ~ 14
Mallory Potter 2
Jackie Sabuda 5
Fernando Siaba 3
Sabiano Vietti ^ 1
Janet Widmeier 4
Cellos
Chris Springthorpe ** 5  
Andrea Charest 2
Alexander Groesch 4
Christian Hernandez ^ 4
Petr Husták 12
Jeanne Johannesen 9
Lenore Mass 26
Rosina Mostardini ~

Basses
Kristina Lee **19
Thea Grendahl Christou 13
James Janossy 14
Ilya Karpasov 14
David Malatesta 8
Michael Sinclair 5
Jolie Quick 6
Harp
Jennifer Ruggieri
Flutes
Laurel Tempas ** 28
Julie Siarny 19, Piccolo
Marcia Hustad 5
Oboes
Debbie Barford ** 42
Linda Johnson 49
Beth Hoover 43, English horn
Clarinets
Diane Doll ** 47
Scott Thomas 4, Bass
Jeremy Noe 4
Kumiko Nowlan 10
Bassoons
Martha Mitchell Cavender ** 2
Lisa Rathje 10
Carol Hopwood 14
Nyketa DiCesare 4, Contra
French Horns
David C. Barford ** 41
Michael Papierniak 31
Becky Leff 4
Melinda Z. Robinson 20
Margaret Anderson 4
Trumpets
Dale Kerner ** 41
Edward Kerner 4
Augustine Melecio 2
Chris Jackson 4
Trombones
Christopher Wood ** 19
Patrick Zielinski 36
Lance Malina,  bass 38
Tuba
Luke Hollis 16
Percussion
Mike Charbonneau ** 12
Michael Daniel 51
Matthew Hart 8
Suzy Beck 18
Keith Kalemba 4
Michael Mayer 4
Keyboard
David Leehey ** 17,
Piano, Celesta, Harpsichord, Chorus Rehearsal Accompanist

+++ Concertmaster
++ Assistant Concertmaster
** Principal
* Assistant Principal
` Section Organizer
^ String Intern
~ Taking this year off
Number after name indicates how many years in the S/OP&RF.
Management

Jay Friedman, Music Director
Maurice Boyer, Associate Conductor
William Chin, Chorus Director
Beth Hoover, General Manager
Rosina Mostardini, Music Librarian

Board of Directors

David Leehey, President
Cheryl Flinn, Treasurer
Julie Tumma, Secretary
Carole Benson
Diane Doll
Stacey Feuer
Dan Harrison
Barbara Hunt
Kristina Lee
Judy Meredith
Sil Pesavento
Linda Nybolt Sabuda
Sue Sentowski

Advisory Board

Anan Abu-Taleb
Catherine Adduci
Roy Benedict
Anthony Calderone
Donna Carroll
Susan Cartland-Bode
Henry Fogel
Carl Grapentine
Terry McIlroy
Melbourne A. Noel,  Jr.
Richard Rizzo
Chatka Ruggiero
Eugene Wedoff
Peggy Wedoff
Jack Zimmerman


This award-winning community orchestra, which includes both amateur and professional members, is always looking for more passionate musicians. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and are held at Concordia University in River Forest. If you are interested in joining the symphony, please email Beth Hoover. You will be contacted with further information.