Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra

Milwaukee Ballet is one of only a few companies in the nation to include live music in its performances, a core part of our artistic repertoire. We're proud to present the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra in Dracula, Dorian Gray and ALICE (in wonderland). The Milwaukee Children's Choir will join the Orchestra in The Nutcracker as included in Tchaikovsky's original composition, but rarely performed live.

Support the Live Music Fund

Milwaukee Ballet is committed to the use of live music from the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and believes in the power of live music to enhance the enjoyment of ballet performance. At the request of many others who also value live musical accompaniment, Milwaukee Ballet created the Live Music Fund to provide the resources to develop original scores for future productions. Donors to this fund will be recognized in the program and annual report. To suppot live music, please contact Milwaukee Ballet's Development Department at 414.902.2114.

 Andrews Sill »
Music Director
Sponsored by Linda E. Benfield and Steven C. Wallace

Pasquale Laurino Pasquale Laurino »
Associate Conductor
Sponsored by
Sally Baumgartner Jarrar
Flute
Janice Bjorkman, Principal
Julia Richter
 
Piccolo
Julia Richter
 
Oboe
Margaret Butler, Principal
Bonnie Cohen
 
English Horn
Bonnie Cohen
 
Clarinet
Deborah Hanks, Principal
Christopher Zello
 
Bass Clarinet
Christopher Zello
 
Bassoon
Monte Perkins, Principal
Lori Babinec
 
Horn
Bruce Atwell, Principal
Anne Maliborski
Parker Nelson
Kelly Hofman
Trumpet
Stephan Orejudos
 
Trombone
John Steinke, Principal
David Lussier
 
Bass Trombone
Bradley J. Payne
 
Tuba
Daniel Neesley, Principal
 
Timpani
Terry Smirl, Principal
 
Percussion
Martin Shadd
 
Harp
Ann Lobotzke, Principal
 
Violin 1
Pasquale Laurino, Concertmaster
Gerald Loughney, Assistant Concertmaster
Eric Segnitz
Susan Dominguez
Robin Petzold
Elizabeth Warne
Gl
enn Asch
Alexander Ayers
Violin 2
Katherine Brooks, Principal
Nina Saito
Edith Suetholz
Jane Rinka
Anna Carlson
Elizabeth Huffman
 

Viola

Jamie Hofman, Principal
Amanda Koch
Bonnie Yaeger
Harriet Briski
 
Cello
Ravenna Helson, Principal
Paul Kilpatrick
Trischa Loebl
Thomas Smith
 
Bass
Joseph Donahue, Principal
Michael Britz

Lori Babinec, Orchestra Manager and Librarian
 
(Orchestra photo:
Rick Brodzeller)