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
  • Laura Coronel
  • Lauren Eastman
  • Linda Feathers
  • Jackie Gause
  • Laila Hilfinger
  • Sooyoung Hong
  • Melissa Kiepke
  • Alixandra Lamsa
  • Carolyn May
  • 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
  • Jeffrey Feathers
  • Ryan Fillion
  • Jonathan Icasas
  • Brita Johnson
  • James Meng
  • Charlene Utt
  • Sachi Williamson

Cello

  • Barb Hunter
  •  Principal
  • Kumiko Chiba
  • Ron Cuddy
  • Debbie Doane
  • Noreen Jacky
  • Carolyn LaNasa
  • Aric Lee
  • Ching-Jung Lee
  • Juha Niemisto
  • Nick Pozoulakis
  • Marilyn Southern
  • Sharon Sparling

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

  • Larry Heidel
  •  Principal
  • Caroline Harbitz
  • Lynne Harris
  • Asa Scherer

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:

“Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

The work that finally brought well-deserved fame to Edward Elgar is one of the glories of English symphonic literature, a series of intimate musical portraits of Elgar's friends and loved ones. Elsa Barraine, a powerful voice in French music, is represented by her Symphony No. 2 in its U.S. premiere. Alena Hove, winner of the Philharmonic's 2016 Don Bushell Competition, shines in Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Violin Concerto, a work based in part on Korngold's delectable music for films. Two short works by Holst and Delius round out this distinctive program.

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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Elsa Barraine

Symphony No. 2

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Violin Concerto
       Alena Hove, soloist (2016 Don Bushell Competition winner)

Gustav Holst

Capriccio

Frederick Delius

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Edward Elgar

Enigma Variations


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