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.


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 Second violin

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


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

Alice Ping

Hyeree Yu*


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

Jacqueline Greenshields*

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

Kevin Mills


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


Amy Tatum, Principal

Jamie Pedrini


Katherine Marsh


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

English Horn

Sarah Beck


Donald T. Foster, Principal
Juan Gallegos

Bass Clarinet

James Sullivan


Andy Radford*, Principal

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


Leslie Lashinsky


Teag Reaves, Principal
Stephanie Stetson
Sarah Bach

Melia Badalian


Jon Lewis, Principal
Dustin McKinney
Miles McAllister


Dillon MacIntyre, Principal

Brad Close*

Bass Trombone

Rudi Hoehn


Lukas Storm, Principal

-- Percy Sales & Ross Beardsley --
Musician Sponsor


Natasha Kislenko*, Principal


Michelle Temple, Principal


Vacant position


Eduardo Meneses, Principal

Personnel Manager

Ryan Sweeney*


Brent Anderson

* Graduate of the Music Academy of the West

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