Profiles from the Pit Archives - Michigan Opera Theatre

Profiles from the Pit: Sally Heffelfinger Pituch – Oboist, English Horn

Michigan Opera Theatre Oboist and English Horn Sally Heffelfinger Pituch can thank opera for her career path. The Vassar, Michigan native began her musical career playing bassoon as a child but decided to switch to oboe after seeing a performance of Amahl and the Night Visitors in sixth grade.“Amahl plays a wooden flute at beginning …

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Clark Suttle and Derek Weller – All About that Bass!

Meet the members of our orchestra with our Profiles from the Pit series! This month, learn about our bassists Clark Suttle and Derek Weller! Clark Suttle Being of French heritage, it is fitting that Clark Suttle’s bass is named “Marie Antoinette.” It is even more so since the instrument was made in France in 1865 …

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Jean Schneider and Andrew Wu

Meet the members of our orchestra with our Profiles from the Pit series! This month, learn about our repetiteur and pianist Jean Schneider, as well as violinist Andrew Wu! Jean Schneider Jean Schneider is a woman of many talents. In addition to playing the piano, celeste, organ and harpsichord in the orchestra pit, she has …

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