Nicholas Mariscal

A native of Tucson, Arizona, cellist Nicholas Mariscal is the newly-appointed Assistant Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. A recent alumnus of the New World Symphony in Miami, Mariscal is a winner of the orchestra’s concerto competition, performing the rarely-heard Khachaturian Concerto-Rhapsody for cello. In 2018, he made his professional concerto debut performing the … Continued

Chris Riggs

A native of Edmond, Oklahoma, Chris joined the Milwaukee Symphony in 2017.  After performing with the New World Symphony from 2012-2015, Chris began freelancing with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and Hawaii Symphony.  Summer engagements have brought Chris to the … Continued

Kirk Ferguson

Kirk Ferguson is the assistant principal trombonist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Milwaukee, he served as principal trombonist with the Spokane Symphony, co-principal trombonist with the Malaysian Philharmonic, and associate principal trombonist with the Honolulu Symphony. He is also a former member of the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, PA. … Continued

Rudi Heinrich

Rudi Heinrich is proud to be a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, joining the orchestra in 2013. Previously, Rudi served as Principal Bassoon in the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra for 10 seasons, Assistant Principal Bassoon in the Alabama Symphony for 5 seasons, and 2nd Bassoon in the Louisiana Philharmonic for 2 seasons. He … Continued

Benjamin Adler

Benjamin Adler joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal/ E-flat/ Second Clarinet in 2015. He also held a one-year position with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the 2018-19 season. In addition, Adler has held a position with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and has performed regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra and gone on tour … Continued

Kevin Pearl

Kevin Pearl is the newly appointed assistant principal oboe of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida from 2012-2015, and toured with the orchestra to the Harris Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall. During the summer, he performs with the Lakes Area Music Festival, … Continued

Heather Zinninger

Heather Zinninger is Assistant Principal Flute of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as Acting Assistant Principal Flute for the 2016-17 season. Before coming to Milwaukee, she performed for five seasons as Principal Flute of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. She was featured as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on … Continued