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 2018-2019 season!

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2018 - 2019 Season Roster

 

Antoine Plante

Conductor

Lynn Wyatt Chair
 

Jonathan Godfrey

ConcertmasteR

Sponsored by The Crath Family

Oleg Sulyga

Principal Second Violin

Sponsored by Mrs. Andrew Wilkomirski

 

Violins

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster
Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violin

Hae-a Lee-Barnes
Joanna Becker
Eugeniu Cheremoush
Anabel Detrick
Jackson Guillén

 


Andrés González
Sarah Jane Kenner*
Kana Kimura
Maria Lin
Noel Martin

 


Boson Mo    
Sean O'Neal
Rachel Shepard
Hannah Watson
Alana Youssefian*

 

Viola

Stephen Goist, Principal

Kathleen Carrington
Matthew Carrington
Yvonne Smith
Megan Wright

Cello

Beiliang Zhu, Principal

Francis Koiner
Sonya Matoussova
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira

Double Bass

Deborah Dunham, Principal

Elizabeth Steves Ellison
Paul Ellison
Erik Gonfor   

*Juilliard Fellow

 

 

Flute

David Ross, Principal

Immanuel Davis
Andrea LeBlanc

Oboe

Gonzalo Ruiz, Principal

David Dickey
Curtis Foster
Sarah Huebsch
Aki Nishiguchi
Kristin Olson

Clarinet

Thomas Carroll, Principal

Elise Bonhivert

 

Bassoon

Nate Helgeson, Principal

Neil Chen
Stephanie Corwin
Clay Zeller-Townson

Contrabassoon

C. Keith Collins
Damian Primis

 

Horn

Todd Williams, Principal

Elisabeth Axtell
Linda Dempf
James Wilson

Trumpet

Shelby Lewis, Principal

Wesley Miller
Amanda Pepping

 

Trombone

Ben David Aronson
Garrett Lahr  
Liza Malamut   

 
 

Guitar/Theorbo

David Jacques
Paul Morton

Organ/Harpsichord

Mario Aschauer
Andrew Schneider

Percussion

Jesús Pacheco

 
 

Board Members

 

Lloyd Kirchner,
President

Blake Eskew,
Treasurer

Tim Howard,
Secretary

Antoine Plante,
Artistic Director

Brian Ritter,
Executive Director

 

Jay Adkins
Catherine Crath
Marcia Faschingbauer
Rebecca Fieler
William Guest
Virginia Hart
Rose Ann Medlin
Joel W. Mohrman
Ken Owen
Geoffroy Petit
Dr. Christopher Prince

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


Lynn Wyatt, Special Advisor

 

Staff

 

Brian Ritter

Executive Director

 

Katie DeVore

Marketing Manager

 

Judy Frow

Artistic Administrator

 

 

Angie Rome Gonzalez

Patron Services Manager

 

Andrés González

Education Manager

Sponsored by Rose Ann Medlin & Bill Joor



 

 

 
 
 

Matthew Carrington

Librarian

Sponsored by Rebecca Fieler