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

  • 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

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

Harp

  • Tiffany Russell

Keyboards

  • David Boehr

Lifetime Members

  • Nellie Weidman
  • (1947-2008)
Musicians

Upcoming Concert:

Three Decades, Five Treasures: January 27, 2018

January 27, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

The first three decades of the 20th century yielded numerous musical riches. The Philharmonic will present one of the most enduring of these, Respighi's The Pines of Rome, as the climax to a concert featuring five of the century's most distinctive composers from five different countries. The program will include a screening of René Clair's delightful surrealist film Entr'acte, with Erik Satie's original music performed live by the Philharmonic. A folksong arrangement by Percy Grainger, a symphonic poem by the 19-year-old Dimitri Mitropoulos (later known as one of the 20th century's most important conductors), and two haunting rarities for cello and orchestra by Sibelius with soloist Mara Finkelstein round out this unique 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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Grainger

Spoon River

Mitropoulos

Tafi (2nd U.S. performance; West Coast premiere)

Satie

Entr'acte (with film by René Clair)

Sibelius

Two Serious Melodies for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 77

Mara Finkelstein, soloist

Respighi

The Pines of Rome


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Student $20
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Youth (16 and under)* free
 
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