Boise Baroque

Orchestra

Robert Franz, Artistic Director

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The Boise Baroque Orchestra

Violin

Dawn Douthit, Concertmaster

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Geoffrey Hill, Associate Concertmaster

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Alex Hastings, Assistant Concertmaster


Katherine Jarvis, Principal Second

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Kathy Stutzman, Associate Principal Second

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Susan Courtial

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Jonelle Darrow

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Holly Lawrence

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Petra Schwarthoff


Laurel Talley


Anna-Marie Vargas

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Viola

Jennifer Drake, Principal

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Emily Jones, Associate Principal

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Cello

Brian Hodges, Principal

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Micah Claffey, Associate Principal

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Lorie Marmon Scherer

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Bass

Renaud Boucher-Browning, Principal

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Flute

Fernando Perez, Principal

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Melanie Keller

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Oboe

Kimberly Everett Ganong, Principal

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Jessie Brown

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Bassoon

Janelle Oberbillig, Principal

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Donovan Schatz

Horn

Brian Vance, Principal

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Mark Givens

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Trumpet

Derek Ganong, Principal

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Rachael Johnston

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Timpani

William Shaltis, Principal

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Alex Hastings

Assistant Concertmaster

Donovan Schatz

Bassoon

Petra Schwarthoff

Violin

Emily Jones

Associate Principal Viola

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Meet Artistic Director, Robert Franz

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Now entering his sixth season as Artistic Director of the Boise Baroque ​Orchestra, Robert shares his passion for 17th and 18th century music to an ​ever-growing audience. He has conducted the BBO since 2019. Performing at ​the Château des Fleurs since 2021, the BBO in the summer is the perfect place ​to experience great music in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings in the ​Idaho Treasure Valley!


This season Robert leads the BBO’s fourth annual conductor workshop. This ​one-week training seminar attracts conductors from around North America. ​This year also marks the inaugural season of the Summer Baroque Institute. ​Three talented high school orchestras will come together for a week during the ​BBO’s Summer Music Festival to explore 18th century techniques and kick off ​their school year with a bang.


When not making music with these incredible musicians, Robert is the Music ​Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada, where he ​makes his home. A passionate educator, Robert is also Music Director of the ​University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and ​Co-Founder (along with principal violist, Jen Drake) of the Idaho Orchestra ​Institute.


Robert is particularly grateful for the love and support of his family. Perhaps ​this year more than any other, it is good to feel alive with this incredible music!

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1020 W. Main Street, Ste. 311, Boise, ID 83702


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Boise Baroque

Orchestra

Robert Franz, Artistic Director

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