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
  • Stanton Cole
  • 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


  • Emily Stout
  •  Principal
  • Jeff Belfiglio
  • Jeffrey Feathers
  • Ryan Fillion
  • Jonathan Icasas
  • Brita Johnson
  • James Meng
  • Charlene Utt
  • Sachi Williamson


  • 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


  • 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


  • Jacob Kauffmann
  •  Principal
  • Sarah Peniston

Contra Bassoon

  • Michael Murray


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


  • Jack Prindle
  •  Principal
  • Mark Anstadt


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


  • 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:

From the New World: October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

Antonin Dvořák's immortal gift to America, his "New World" Symphony, shares the bill with works from the New World itself. Four unique American compositions spotlighting different aspects of our nation's musical identity will be featured: Edward Collins' folk-inspired The Cowboy's Breakdown; Richard Rodgers' Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the world of musical theater; Marion Bauer's Sun Splendor, an important symphonic poem by one of America's leading women of music; and Gunther Schuller's Journey into Jazz, a delightful story of a young man's efforts to become an ace jazz musician. The SPO is joined by KNKX's morning host Dick Stein as narrator, along with a talented combo from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band.

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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Richard Rodgers

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Gunther Schuller

Journey into Jazz
    Dick Stein, narrator • Soloists from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band (Scott Brown, director)

Marion Bauer

Sun Splendor

Edward Collins

The Cowboy's Breakdown

Antonin Dvořák

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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Adult $30
Student $20
Seniors (age 65+) $20
Youth (16 and under)* free
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*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.

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