Artistic Leadership

 

Antoine Plante

Artistic Director

Antoine Plante, praised by audiences and musicians alike for his conducting verve and innovative programming, is a young conductor who has garnered praise for bringing music to life. “Plante led his orchestra, the choir and the soloists in an impressive account of the Requiem: authoritative, vigorous, emotionally intense, at times utterly gripping,” said Charles Ward of the Houston Chronicle...

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Jonathan Godfrey

Concertmaster

A founding member of Mercury, violinist Jonathan Godfrey has served as Concertmaster and violin soloist since the orchestra’s inception. A graduate of Rice University, Mr. Godfrey is also currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra...

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Guest Artists

 

Learn more about our guest artists for the 2016-2017 season!

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2016 - 2017 Season Roster

 

Antoine Plante

Conductor

Lynn Wyatt Chair
 

Jonathan Godfrey

ConcertmasteR

Sponsored by The Crath Family

 

Violins

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Hae-a Lee-Barnes
Joanna Becker
Matthew Detrick
Jackson Guillén
Andrés González

Julliette Javaheri
Nayeon Kim*
Kana Kimura
Maria Lin
Fiona Lofthouse
Noel Martin
Boson Mo    

Sean O'Neal
Anabel Ramirez
Rachel Shepard
Edson Scheid*
Oleg Sulyga
Hannah Watson

 

Viola

Cynthia Black
Matthew Carrington
Marie Daniels
Toma Iliev*
Jebat Kee
Kyle Miller
Hanna Pederson
Yvonne Smith

Cello

Matthew Dudzik
Shirley Hunt
Shino Hayashi
Fran Koiner
Sonya Matoussova
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Julia Sengupta
Sarah Stone
Michael Unterman
Beiliang Zhu

Double Bass

Deborah Dunham
Paul Ellison
Erik Gonfor   
Michael Gorman

*Juilliard Fellow

 

 

Flute

Immanuel Davis
Andrea LeBlanc
David Ross

Oboe

Stephen Bard
Kathryn Montoya
Kristin Olson
MaryAnn Shore
Curtis Foster

Clarinet

Elise Bonhivert
Thomas Carroll

 

Bassoon

Stephanie Corwin
Nate Helgeson
Clay Zeller-Townson

Contrabassoon

Damian Primus

 

Horn

Paul Avril   
Sarah Cyrus   
Linda Dempf   
Todd Williams

Trumpet

Amanda Pepping

 

Trombone

Greg Ingles
Steve Lundahl   
Liza Malamut   
Mack Ramsey
Erik Schmalz

 

Timpani and Percussion

Richard Brown
Jesús Pacheco

Organ/Harpsichord

Christopher Holman
Andrew Schneider

 
 

Theorbo/Baroque Guitar

Michael Leopold

 
 

Board Members

 

Lloyd Kirchner,
President

Blake Eskew,
Treasurer

Tim Howard,
Secretary

Stephen Wallace,
Immediate Past President

Antoine Plante,
Artistic Director

Brian Ritter,
Executive Director

 

Catherine Crath
Marcia Faschingbauer
William Guest
Stephen J Hall
Virginia Hart
Rose Ann Medlin
Luc J. Messier
Joel W. Mohrman
Geoffroy Petit
Gregory Robertson

James E. Smith
Christine Spin
Tim Taylor
Ana Treviño-Godfrey, Founding Member
Ralph van der Ven
Nelda Wilkomirski
Richard Yoo


Lynn Wyatt, Special Advisor

 

Staff

 

Brian Ritter

Executive Director

 

Angie Rome Gonzalez

Patron Services Manager

 

 

Matthew Carrington

Librarian

Sponsored by Rebecca Fieler

Claudia Dyle

Administrative Director

 

Judy Frow

Artistic Administrator

 

 

Katie DeVore

Administrative Assistant

Kade Smith

Development Director

 

Andrés González

Education Manager

Sponsored by Rose Ann Medlin & Bill Joor