Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Musicians

A Member Owned Orchestra

A true Puget Sound tradition, the Seattle Philharmonic is an orchestra of community members who share a passion for music. As a member-run organization, the Phil has the special opportunity to offer unique programming and to share in the northwest community: involving local soloists, artists and Washington notables.
A successful community orchestra reflects the community that it serves. Since the orchestra’s inception, Seattle Philharmonic members have represented all walks of life, bringing a broad demographic of social, economic and professional backgrounds to the organization. Teachers share melodies with doctors, office managers harmonize with engineers, and students sit side by side with retirees.

The Phil’s musicians also participates in several outreach programs,helping the community’s youth, schools and those with little access to classical music to share in concerts and musical programs.

Music Director

  • Adam Stern
  •  Conductor

Violin

  • Jae-In Shin
  •  Concertmaster
  • Christopher Lin
  •  Assoc. Concertmaster
  • Allion Salvador
  •  Principal Violin II
  • Janet Berg
  • Erin Brust
  • Annie Chen
  • Laura Coronel
  • Lauren Eastman
  • Linda Feathers
  • Robert Hayden
  • Laila Hilfinger
  • Sooyoung Hong
  • Linnea Johansen
  • Melissa Kiepke
  • Alixandra Lamsa
  • Carolyn May
  • Susan Nitta
  • Sheila Oh
  • Dustin Peskuric
  • Janet Phelps
  • Emily Ravenscraft
  • Alison Richards
  • Matt Robshaw
  • Cherilyn Symons
  • Cor Van Niel
  • Martha Weiss
  • Kerstin Williams

Viola

  • Emily Stout
  •  Principal
  • Jeff Belfiglio
  • Kerry Bollinger
  • Jon Epstein
  • Jeffrey Feathers
  • Ryan Fillion
  • Jonathan Icasas
  • Brita Johnson
  • Hannah LaGassey
  • Ryan May
  • James Meng
  • Charlene Utt
  • Amy Werner-Allen
  • Sachi Williamson

Cello

  • Barb Hunter
  •  Principal
  • Kumiko Chiba
  • Debbie Doane
  • Noreen Jacky
  • Melissa Kersh
  • Carolyn LaNasa
  • Ching-Jung Lee
  • Stephen Moseson
  • Juha Niemisto
  • Marilyn Southern
  • Sharon Sparling
  • Patricia Zundel

Bass

  • Jeff Brooks
  •  Principal
  • Camilo Aristizabal
  • Glen Casper
  • Richard Edwards
  • Ariel Kemp
  • Attila Kiss
  • Michael Moore

Flute/Piccolo

  • Sandra Saathoff
  •  Principal
  • Margaret Brinkerhoff
  • Carol Wollenberg

Oboe

  • Donna Onat
  •  Principal
  • Della Friend
  • Shelley Reiss

Clarinet

  • William Blayney
  •  Principal
  • Erin Phelps

Bass Clarinet

  • Bradley Stevens

Bassoon

  • Jacob Kauffmann
  •  Principal
  • Sarah Peniston

Contra Bassoon

  • Michael Murray

Horn

  • Robin Miller
  •  Principal
  • Dick Griffith
  • Matthew Perry
  • Anne Sherwood

Trumpet

  • Jack Prindle
  •  Principal
  • Mark Anstadt

Trombone

  • Lynne Harris
  •  Principal
  • Caroline Harbitz
  • Barry Ehrlich

Tuba

  • Matt Sayre
  •  Principal

TImpani

  • Jack Reed

Percussion

  • Melodi Keyes
  •  Principal
  • David Miller
  • Jana Skillingstead
  • Jerome Slobojan

Harp

  • Tiffany Russell

Keyboards

  • David Boehr

Lifetime Members

  • Nellie Weidman
  • (1947-2008)
Musicians

Upcoming Concert:

“A Great Teacher is a Great Artist”: October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

John Steinbeck once asserted that he had "come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists."  This program celebrates some of music history's greatest student-teacher relationships. The concert opens with two popular works by Camille Saint-Saëns, moves on to music by Saint-Saëns' pupil Fauré, presents a concerto by Fauré's student Ravel, and concludes with three works by Ravel's disciple Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his penultimate symphony, No. 8, which boasts its composer's most exotic-ever writing for the percussion section. Cristina Valdés is the soloist in Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

Parking Information is available here.

Get Directions

Saint-Saëns

Suite algérienne, Op. 60: Marche militaire française

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Fauré

Pavane, Op. 50

Ravel

Concerto for the Left Hand

Cristina Valdés, soloist

Vaughan Williams

Sea Songs

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

Symphony No. 8 in d


Buy Tickets

Buy tickets for “A Great Teacher is a Great Artist”: October 28, 2017

Select your quantity.

type price quantity
Adult $30
Student $20
Seniors (age 65+) $20
Youth (16 and under)* free
 
Promo Code: have a promo code? enter it here.  

*Youth 16 years and younger are invited to enjoy Phil concerts at no charge when they present this voucher. Concerts may not be appropriate for the very young. Verbalizations from infants and small children disrupt the performance and disturb other patrons.

Seating is general admission. All tickets are held at Will Call unless advanced mailing is requested by emailing tickets@seattlephil.org