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The Orchestra

Orchestra Roster

Under the baton of Music & Artistic Director, Nir Kabaretti, the sound of the Santa Barbara Symphony is uniquely ours. A singular sound coming from our 70 musicians. When the music stopped in the spring of 2020, we began hearing from our patrons asking how individuals were doing. You missed more than the music, you missed our family of musicians.  

Soon you will be able to click on the names below to get to know our extraordinary musicians a little better – we’re adding photos, biographies and video messages (keep checking back for updates!)  

During COVID-19, the Symphony was committed to continuing to provide employment for our family of musicians.  If you would like to lend your support and “Adopt-a-Musician” for the 21/22 Season, please CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.

Violin

Jessica Guideri, Concertmaster

-- Tom & Christine Frisina --
Musician Sponsor
Elizabeth Hedman, Associate Concertmaster

Ina Veli, Assistant Concertmaster

Ryo Usami, Principal Second Violin

Yue Deng*, Assistant Principal 2nd violin

-- Veronique Chevalier --
Musician Sponsor
Ji-Young An
Szu-Yun Chloe Chiu
Yaeri Choi
Kyle Gilner
Zlata Grekov
Amy Hagen

Rebecca Chung Hamilton*

Sahak Karapetyan
Andrew Kwon

Claude-Lise LaFranque*

Calvin Lewis

Bethany Mennemeyer*

Stephanie Pak
Linda Stone

Jacqueline Suzuki*

Jeanne Ullom
-- Marilyn Gilbert --
Musician Sponsor
Steven Zander
Hanna Zhdan
Adriana Zoppo

Viola

Erik Rynearson, Principal
Phillip Triggs, Assistant Principal
Alan Busteed
Diane Gilbert
-- Pat & Terry Straehhley --
Musician Sponsor
Laury Woods

Hyeree Yu*

Cello

Trevor Handy, Principal
-- Geoffrey Rutkowski Chair --
Jonathan Flaksman, Assistant Principal
-- Barbara H. Burger Chair --
Paula Fehrenbach
Patricia Garvey
Ira Glansbeek

Jaqueline Greenshields*

-- Dan & Meg Burnham --
Musician Sponsor
Isaac Pastor-Chermak

Bass

Samuel Shuhan, Principal
Neil Garber, Assistant Principal
Ryan Baird
James Bergman
Brianna Goldberg
Thomas Harte

Flute

Vacant, Principal
Jamie Pedrini

Piccolo

Katherine Marsh

Oboe

Lara Wickes, Principal
-- John & Pamela Johnston --
Musician Sponsor
Jennifer Cullinan
-- Samuel M. & Alene S. Hedgpeth --
Musician Sponsor

English Horn

Sarah Beck

Clarinet

Donald T. Foster, Principal
Juan Gallegos

Bass Clarinet

James Sullivan

Bassoon

Andy Radford*, Principal

-- Dick & Ann Zylstra --
Musician Sponsor
Dana Jackson

Contrabassoon

Leslie Lashinsky

Horn

Teag Reaves, Principal
Stephanie Stetson
Sarah Bach

Trumpet

Jon Lewis, Principal
Dustin McKinney
Miles McAllister

Trombone

Dillon MacIntyre, Principal

Brad Close*

Bass Trombone

Rudi Hoehn

Tuba

Lukas Storm, Principal

-- Percy Sales & Ross Beardsley --
Musician Sponsor

Keyboard

Natasha Kislenko, Principal

Harp

Michelle Temple, Principal

Timpani

Mark Zimoski, Principal

Percussion

Eduardo Meneses, Principal

Personnel Manager

Ryan Sweeney*

Librarian

Brent Anderson

* Graduate of the Music Academy of the West

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