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

  • Open Position
  •  Concertmaster
  • Allion Salvador
  •  Principal Violin II
  • Raisa Asriyants
  • Janet Berg
  • Erin Brust
  • Annie Chen
  • Laura Coronel
  • Mia Diluzio
  • Lauren Eastman
  • Linda Feathers
  • Lea Fetterman
  • Laila Hilfinger
  • Sooyoung Hong
  • Jonathan Kuehn
  • Alixandra Lamsa
  • Kathryn Moore
  • Susan Nitta
  • Sheila Oh
  • Dustin Peskuric
  • Louise Peterson
  • Matt Robshaw
  • Cherilyn Symons
  • Clare Tochilin
  • Cor Van Niel
  • Martha Weiss
  • Kerstin Williams
  • Shion Yamakawa

Viola

  • Jon Epstein and Amy Werner-Allen
  •  Co-Principals
  • Jeff Belfiglio
  • Kerry Bollinger
  • Jennifer Chiu
  • Jeffrey Feathers
  • Ryan Fillion
  • Jonathan Icasas
  • Hannah LaGassey
  • Ryan May
  • Charlene Utt

Cello

  • Open Position
  •  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
  • Ariel Kemp
  • Attila Kiss
  • Sarah Klien
  • 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

  • Beatrice Kaufman
  •  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

  • Open Position
  •  Principal
  • David Miller
  • Jana Skillingstead
  • Jerome Slobojan

Harp

  • Tiffany Russell

Lifetime Members

  • Nellie Weidman
    (1947-2008)

Librarian

  • Sarah Peniston
Musicians

Upcoming Concert:

“A mysterious, indefinable poetry”: Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

October 20, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

The Philharmonic launches the season with a concert comprised entirely of Slavic music: composers of Czech, Polish, Russian and Slovenian origin will be featured. Two staples of the concert repertoire will be spotlighted: Bedrich Smetana's symphonic poem The Moldau and Frédéric Chopin's hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Serbian-born pianist Milica Jelača Jovanović as soloist. An intriguing and powerful work by Slovenian composer Nana Forte, Incantation, will receive its U. S. premiere. Autumn, the most popular portion of Alexander Glazunov's radiant ballet score The Seasons, will be appropriately presented at this fall concert. A little-known delight by Antonín Dvořák, his Polonaise, completes the program.

Milica Jelača Jovanović

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.

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DVOŘÁK

Polonaise

CHOPIN

Concerto No. 1 in e for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11

Milica Jelača Jovanović, soloist

SMETANA

The Moldau

FORTE

Incantation

GLAZUNOV

The Seasons, Op. 67: Autumn


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