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
  • Michael Shen
  • Cherilyn Symons
  • Cor Van Niel
  • Martha Weiss
  • Kerstin Williams
  • Shion Yamakawa


  • 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
  • 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:

Four Great Composer-Conductors: January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

A program of music by composers who were also major  and influential conductors. Music by Leonard Bernstein opens the program: the overture to his landmark musical West Side Story. Felix Mendelssohn, lauded in his day as a superb conductor, is represented by his concert overture The Hebrides. SPO Principal Clarinet William Blayney will perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, still the greatest for the instrument. The concert concludes with the Northwest premiere of the Symphony No. 1 by the great Hungarian-born composer-conductor Antal Doráti, a favorite piece of Music Director Adam Stern's for decades and his first performance of it.  

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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West Side Story: Overture


The Hebrides: Overture


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
    William Blayney, soloist


Symphony No. 1

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