Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra

Charles Barker conducting

Charles Barker
Music Director and Principal Conductor

Charles Barker is principal conductor of American Ballet Theatre, a position he has held for over 25 years. He was music director of the Australian Ballet from 1997-2001 and then joined the Royal Ballet in London for two seasons. He regularly guest conducts for the San Francisco Ballet and Houston Ballet. As music director of the American Chamber Orchestra from 1981-87, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in February 1983. He was a member of the Barnard-Columbia Ancient Drama Group, which presents Greek drama in the original language and wrote music for productions of The Bacchae, Hippolytus and Heracles. He lives in New York with his wife Miranda Coney, former principal dancer of the Australian Ballet, and their two boys.


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Violin I

Charles Stegeman, Concert Master
Rachel Stegeman, Associate Concert Master
Larry Yagello
Joan Zelkowicz
Jennifer Madge
Mary Beth Schotting

Violin II

Anne Jackovic
Eleanor Cameron
Rochelle Agnew
Juan Jaramillo
Frank Ferguson

Viola

Jennifer Gerhard, Principal
Louise Farbman
John McCarthy
Justin J. Johnson

Cello

Elisa Kohanski, Principal
Paula Tuttle
Joseph Bishkoff
Paul Critser

Bass

Jeffrey Mangone, Sr., Principal
Andrew Kohn
Robert Skavronski

Flute/Piccolo

Beverly Crawford, Principal
Barbara O’Brien
Thomas Godfrey

Oboe/English Horn

Robin Driscoll, Principal
Cynthia Anderson

Clarinet

Mary Beth Malek, Principal
Alix Reinhardt

Bassoon

Linda Morton Fisher, Principal
Don Hollis

French Horn

David Lintz, Principal
Matthew Litterini
Marie Claude Driscoll
Scott Bohannon

Trumpet

Charles Daval, Principal
Karen Sloneker
David Anderson

Trombone

Glenn Wayland

Tuba

Phillip Van Ouse, Principal

Timpani

Jack DiIanni, Principal

Percussion

Albert Wrublesky, Principal
Jan Fung

Harp

Nuiko Wadden

Piano

Yoland Collin

Orchestra Manager

Frank Ostrowski