Meet the Pops

Meet the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra

45 core musicians make up the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra.  They are in all walks of life, play different instruments, and play in many different ensembles throughout Minnesota when they are not playing with the Pops.  Click on the blue names for more information about individual players.

Flute
Kay Sahlin
Liz Gomoll

Oboe
Marilyn Ford
Merilee Klemp

Clarinet
Shelley Hanson
Karl Diekmann

Bassoon
Carole Smith
Coreen Nordling

Horn
Caroline Lemen
Chuck Hodgson
Greg Beckwith
Tom Gullickson

Trumpet
Lynn Erickson
Takako Senn
David Baldwin

Trombone
Larry Zimmerman
Rick Gaynor
Dave Stevens

Tuba
Michael Werner

Tympani
Bob Adney

 

Percussion
Erik Barsness

Violin I
Michal Sobieski
Julia Persitz
Conor O’Brien
Huldah Niles
Brenda Mickens
Emily Saathoff
Judy Thon-Jones

Violin II
Mark Bjork
David Mickens
Lorie Hippen
Joanna Shelton
Terry Elliot

Viola
Tamas Strasser
Susan Janda
Matt Mindeman
Mark Anderson

Cello
Joshua Koestenbaum
Lucia Magney
Tom Austin
Anna Vasquez

Bass
Nancy Bjork
John Michael Smith
Connie Martin

Conductor
Jere Lantz