SACRAMENTO PHILHARMONIC

Our orchestra musicians lead rich and varied lives performing, teaching, touring and being active in the community. Sacramento Philharmonic musicians are members of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 12.

Violin 1

Dan Flanagan – Concertmaster*
Simeon Simeonov – Assistant Concertmaster
Tuula Cotter
Robert Donehew
Anita Felix
Cindy Lee**
Baker Peeples
Dagenais Smiley
Sandra Togashi Chong
Victoria Tognozzi
Ljubomir Velickovi
Sharon Wood

Violin 2

Michelle Xiao You - Principal
Mark Tammes – Assistant Principal
Mary Blanchette
Myriam Cottin-Rack
Catherine Heusner-Willefert
Natasha Makhijani
Erika Miranda*
Ingrid Peters
Darren Sagawa
Zinovy Zelichenok
Viola
Emily Onderdonk - Principal
James Een – Assistant Principal
Gay Currier
Daria D’Andrea
Ying Ying Ho - (on leave)
Fan Hu
Ilana Matfis
Melinda Rayne

Cello
Robin Bonnell – Principal
Paul Rhodes – Assistant Principal
Cathy Allen
Lena Bonhorst Andaya*
Poppea Dorsam
Gretchen Egen
Leo Gravin
Julie Hochman
Susan Lamb Cook**

Bass
Thomas Derthick – Principal
Andy Butler - Assistant Principal
Steve Comber
Richard Duke
David Robinson
Ben Tudor

Flute
Mathew Krejci – Principal
Elizabeth Coronata
Gail Edwards
Tod Brody*

Piccolo
Gail Edwards

Oboe
Thomas Nugent – Principal*
Ruth Stuart Burroughs

English Horn
Ruth Stuart Burroughs

Clarinet
Ginger Kroft – Principal*
Patricia Shands
Sandra McPherson

Bass Clarinet
Sandra McPherson

Bassoon
David Granger – Principal*
Maryll Goldsmith

Contra Bassoon
Maryll Goldsmith

French Horn
Eric Achen – Principal*
Susan Vollmer
Zachary Limacher – Assistant Principal / 3rd Horn
Pete Nowlen
Janis Lieberman

Trumpet
James Rodseth - Principal
Scott Macomber
Gary Dilworth
Michael Meeks*
John Leggett

Trombone
Joel Elias – Principal*
Stephen Perdicaris

Bass Trombone
Steve Trapani

Tuba
Julian Dixon – Principal*

Timpani
Kumiko Ito - Principal*

Percussion
Amy Stubbs – Principal
Thomas Rance*
Michael Downing

Harp
Anna Maria Mendieta – Principal*

Keyboards
Theresa Keene – Principal*

* Principal for Sacramento Opera performances
** Assistant Principal for Sacramento Opera performance


 

SACRAMENTO OPERA CHORUS
Bruce Olstad, Chorus Master

SOPRANO:
Nina Ankele
Jori Gonzales
Liz Mazzafero
Judy Moren
Kate Murphy
Naomi Peterson
Carol Slattery
Rachel Sprague
Elizabeth Tremaine
Cara Wefers

ALTO:
Mary Anne Kirchner
Therese LLanes
Doub Salazar
Carla Santo Domingo
Sandra Silva
Amy Stringer
Frances Swiecki
Vanna Turner

TENOR:
Jonathan Arevalo
Michael Beale
Jonathan Hansen
Matt Hidalgo
Stephen Hill
George Hinman
Rodney Parada
Kyle Sullivan
Anthony Tavianini
John Unrath

BASS:
Jim Almond
Andrew Cheung
Don Killmer
Niels Krop
Lanny Malfar
David Paterson
Ernie Shimizu
Paul David Terry
Mark Thomas
Wayne Wilcox