Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Sandra Saathoff
  •  Principal
  • Margaret Brinkerhoff
  • Carol Wollenberg


  • Donna Onat
  •  Principal
  • Della Friend
  • Shelley Reiss


  • William Blayney
  •  Principal
  • Erin Phelps

Bass Clarinet

  • Bradley Stevens


  • Beatrice Kaufman
  •  Principal
  • Sarah Peniston

Contra Bassoon

  • Michael Murray


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


  • Jack Prindle
  •  Principal
  • Mark Anstadt


  • Lynne Harris
  •  Principal
  • Caroline Harbitz
  • Barry Ehrlich


  • Matt Sayre
  •  Principal


  • Jack Reed


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


  • Tiffany Russell


  • David Boehr

Lifetime Members

  • Nellie Weidman
  • (1947-2008)

Upcoming Concert:

“The Fifth Evangelist”: Bach’s “St. Anne”: March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

The great German-born conductor Frederick Stock, who led the Chicago Symphony for nearly forty years, made a grand transcription of Bach's mighty "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue, presented at this concert thanks to the generosity and assistance of the Chicago Symphony's Rosenthal Archive. The Philharmonic's contribution to the 5th Avenue Theatre's Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival is the "William Shakespeare" Overture by the early Romantic Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau. English composer Ruth Gipps, inexplicably ignored in her homeland and abroad, is represented by the U. S. premiere of the second of her five fine symphonies. Finally, flutist Miao Liu will be heard in the virtuosic and lyrical Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Jacques Ibert.

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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Overture, William Shakespeare, Op. 74


Symphony No. 2 (U.S. premiere)


Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Miao Liu, soloist (Winner, 2017 Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Competition)

J. S. Bach

Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat, BWV 522, "St. Anne" (orch. by Frederick Stock)

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