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Mayor Richard J. Berry, Special Guest Narrator

Richard J. Berry was sworn into office as Albuquerque’s Mayor on Dec. 1, 2009. Berry is an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur.

With over twenty years of business experience in New Mexico and the greater Southwest region, Mayor Berry brings a pragmatic approach to government.

As a former two term state representative from Albuquerque he understands the needs of New Mexico’s largest city. As a state legislator, he championed for fiscal responsibility and transparency, greater public safety, and improved opportunities for all New Mexicans.

Mayor Berry moved to Albuquerque in 1982 from Nebraska to attend the University of New Mexico, where he received his degree in finance and administration. While at UNM he was a letterman on the track and field team, specializing in the decathlon. It was at UNM where he met his college sweetheart and Albuquerque native Maria Medina. Richard and Maria have been married for nineteen years and have one son. They also call their dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, part of the family.

The Mayor and First Lady are active members of the community. You may spot the Berrys around Albuquerque, participating in events such as the Run for the Zoo, at community festivals, volunteering at local charities or out for a night at the theater or dancing to live music. They are active with their son’s scouting troop, and enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting.

Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Alana Yee +++
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
Leave +
One-year position ++
Half-year position +++