Strings

Norbert Boehm

Concertmaster


Norbert Boehm has served as concertmaster of the Lethbridge Symphony since 1976. He holds degrees from the University of Alberta and University of Oregon. He is married to Patricia Leister with two adult children and three grandchildren. When not playing his violin or the ukulele he may be running, cycling, camping, flyfishing or gardening.

Airdrie Robinson

Associate Concertmaster

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Peter Visentin

Assistant Concertmaster

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Lise Boutin

Principal Second

Lise Boutin is a violinist originally from northern Quebec.  She holds a Masters Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto where she studied with Lorand Fenyves and Ruggiero Ricci (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and the Orford String Quartet.

John Gilliat

Assistant Principal Second

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Deanna Belanger

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Alyssa Dobek

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Elaine Forestell

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Daryna Friesen

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Jacqueline Friesen

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Lisa Gallup

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Jessica Groeneveld

Jessica has been playing with the Symphony since 2013. She completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Lethbridge and currently teaches violin with the U of L Conservatory of Music.

Valeria Lazzaretto

Val Lazzaretto has been a violinist with the Lethbridge Symphony for five decades. She values all the music experiences and relationships she had been able to foster over the years.

Alayna McNeil

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Allison Metzler

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Wai Nieuwenhuis

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Bethany Robinson

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Isabelle Robinson

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Sophie Strong

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Catherine Thorsen

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Gabriel Kastelic

Principal

A native of Lethbridge, Gabe joined the LSO as a student in 2004. After moving away to pursue an education in music performance he returned to the orchestra in 2018 in the Principal Violist position. Gabe is thrilled to be back in the Lethbridge area along with his wife Grace and sons Jack and Felix.

Mark Kadijk

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Marja Mijsbergh

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Mark Rodgers

Principal

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Sarabeth Baldry

Assistant Principal

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George Fowler

George Fowler Based in Lethbridge since 2006, George grew up studying cello and playing classical and Celtic music in Scotland but has also lived in Russia (where he studied balalaika) and France (where he learned a few chansons). In addition to performing in the LSO, Cellissimo and other groups, George is a singer/songwriter/guitar player with Celtic/world/rock ensemble Junkman’s Quire (www.junkmansquire.com).

Lynn Gilliat

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Julie Amundsen

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Bonnie Wilde

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Takumi Rodgers

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Seth Harasem-Mitchell

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Bree Catherine Clark

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Meghan Elizabeth Brander

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Catherine McLaughlin

Principal

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Casey Ling

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Keely Evanoff

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Chase Meierhofer

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Lilian Jopp

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Woodwinds

Jodi Groenheide

Principal

Jodi Groenheide graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance where she studied with Dr. John Wooton. She completed her Bachelor of Music in Flute and Percussion Performance at the
University of Lethbridge where she studied with Adam Mason and Sarah Gieck.

Sage Mitchell

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Meghan Sheedy

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Jennifer Dosso

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Jace Eagle Bear

also English Horn

Jace began playing the oboe in high school, and in university trained under David Sussman. He currently works in Calgary, where he is an in-demand clinician. Besides oboe, he also learned the erhu, and serves as the concertmaster for the Calgary Chinese Orchestra.

Joelle Strang

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Esther Vonkeman-Roset

also English Horn

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Joan Rogers

Principal, also E-Flat and Bass

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Erin George-Samuel

also E-Flat Clarinet

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Brittany Norman

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Meagan Thorlakson

also Bass Clarinet

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Robert George

Principal

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Timothy Janzen

Contrabassoon

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James Dempster

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Brass

Josh Davies

Co-Principal

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Keith Griffioen

Co-Principal

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Don Robb

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Sam Broadbent

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Gerald Rogers

Principal

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Ron Garnett

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Nick Sullivan

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Brittany Collins

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Ken Rogers

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Gregg Samuel

Also Contrabassoon

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Thomas Staples

Co-Principal

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Sarah Viejou

Co-Principal

(BMus ’11, MMus ’15) studied with Dr. Thomas Staples at the University of Lethbridge. She has performed with the Lethbridge Symphony since 2008. Sarah grew up in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, and enjoys every chance she has to visit.

Karly Lewis

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Helena Golinowski

Helena Golinowski is originally from Winnipeg, MB and joined the LSO in 2017. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Music History/Theory and now works as a piano teacher. When she is not playing music she can usually be found immersed in a good book.

Tracy Bozzi

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Percussion

Adam Mason

Principal

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Matt Groenheide

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Matt Thiessen

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Matt Groenheide

Principal

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Taylor Atwood

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Blake Davenport

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Theo Lysyk

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Taylor Murphy

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Matt Thiessen

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Mary Lee Voort

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Colleen Klassen

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Graeme Roset

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Bradley Parker

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