Featured Musician

Cara Luffey, Principal Basson

# OF YEARS PLAYING WITH EPSO: 10 years

EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE OF EPSO: 

University of Texas at El Paso, Lecturer of Bassoon

OTHER ARTS GROUPS YOU PERFORM WITH:  

El Paso Opera & Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra.  I love chamber music and often perform collaborative recitals at UTEP. 

HOBBIES: 

knitting/crocheting, going on walks (with my husband, daughter, & two dogs), yoga, & spending time at my family ranch. 

PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT: 

I am a fifth generation El Pasoan on my mother’s side.  My great-great-grandmother came to this area via covered wagon and my family has lived on ranch land outside of El Paso since 1918.  My great-grandfather, Charles Ewing Waterhouse, was a local photographer, musician, and architect, who designed some of the houses in the Kern area.  

Orchestra Staff

PERSONNEL MANAGER
LeAnn Isaac
LIBRARIAN
Michael Way
Leslee Way
STAGE MANAGER

Steve Ligorio
Lu Padula

 

Shannon Fitzhenry, Concertmaster
Stephannie Meyers, Associate Concertmaster
Brigid McCarthy, Assistant Concertmaster
Cristina Leony
Sylvia Blair
Vanessa Cedillos
Stephen Nordtrom
Leslee Way
Diana Gilliland
Allegra Artis
Ana Maria Quintero

Amalia Zeitlin, Principal
Eric Sewell, Assistant Principal
LeAnn Isaac
Elizabeth Zamora
Adria Dunn
Cindy Cabada
Nancy Morey
Shelly Wood
Anita Steadman
Jose Rios

Lora Stone-Ortega, Principal
Susan Hernandez, Assistant Principal
Mara Arredondo
Monica Arredondo
Jessica Lane
Chris Lanier
Guillermo Quezada
Ray Arreolla

James Carney, Principal
Claudia Encarnacion, Assistant Principal
Nathan Black
Alicia Dolan
Rodrigo Maldonado
Erin Eyles Espinoza
Hyerim Mapp
Elizabeth Purvis

Ian Narlock, Principal
Robert Taylor, Assistant Principal
William Scholten
Darrell Downey
Tyler Valadez
Erick Rios

Melissa Colgin-Abeln, Principal
Joy Zalkind (Piccolo)
Esther Fredrickson

Janie Sanchez, Principal
Andrea Shaheen Espinosa
Jennifer Bernard (English Horn)

David Ross, Principal
Marianne Schiffrin
Annah Aquino-Chavarria

Cara Luffey, Principal
Diego Delgado
Stephanie Przblyska

Richard Lambrecht, Principal
Nancy Joy
John Groves, Assistant Principal
Mary Mendez
Kimberly Beasley

Nancy Taylor, Principal
Kenny Capshaw, Assistant Principal
Paul McLaughlin

Sander Schiller, Principal
Jan Zubeck
John Feeny

Clinton J. Sims, Principal

Hope Cowan (October Concert)
Emily Mitchell (November Concert)
Principals

Dena Kay Jones, Principal

Larry White, Principal

Leandro Valenzuela, Principal
Deborah Eichholz Lain
Mark Saenz