About the Symphony

The San Luis Obispo Symphony is the premiere symphony orchestra of California’s Central Coast. Founded in 1954, we are a cultural cornerstone for San Luis Obispo and the surrounding communities.

THE ORCHESTRA

Your support makes it possible for the San Luis Obispo Symphony to bring exciting music and one-of-a-kind experiences to the Central Coast. By sponsoring a musician, you make a lasting impact to the vital cultural scene in our community.

Principal Player Sponsor: $1,800
Section Player Sponsor: $1,500
Section Player Co Sponsor: $750

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VIOLIN I
Emily Lanzone | Concertmaster
Sponsored by Stefan Podell and Caity McCardell

Kristine Pacheco
Sponsor

Grace Seng
Sponsored by Mary and Thomas Tanner

Philip Shanks
Sponsored by Leanne and George Fisher

Eva Werner
Sponsored By Jill Anderson and Steve Jobst

VIOLIN II
Timothy Shanks | Principal
Sponsored by Minke Winklerprins and Len Jarrott

Barbara Blanke
Sponsored by Melinda and Jim Avila 

Valarie Koos
Sponsored By Nancy Webber and Roger Vogler

Ingrid Kovacs
Sponsored By Eric and Karen Warren

Sonya Lanzen-Castellanos
Sponsor

Leanna Marchell
Sponsored by David Yeh

Tanya Streder
Sponsored by Garrett Foulke and Dorothy Correa

Hannah Thompson
Sponsor

VIOLA
David Hennessee | Principal
Sponsored by Susan Minker

Peter Liepman
Sponsored by Bern Singsen

Karen Loewi Jones
Sponsored by Francie Levy and Larry Akey

Jack Marzano
Sponsor

Jayden Perez
Sponsored By Pat and Ben McAdams 

Margaret Whitson
Sponsored by Ursula Fitzgerald

Kim Wilkins
Sponsor

CELLO
Lyubov Solovyov | Principal
Sponsored by Miki Gillman and Larry Batcheldor

Nan Hamilton
Sponsored by Jerry Boots and Cricket Handler

Logan Hodgson
Sponsor

Min Lee
Sponsored By Pat and Ben McAdams

Titus Shanks
Sponsored by Patrick Voegele and Valerie Ferrario

Drew Van Duren
Sponsored by Alexis and Bob Danielson

BASS
Ken Hustad | Principal
Sponsored by Ke-Ping and Su Tsao

David George
Sponsored By Clif and Jane Swanson

Ed Harris
Sponsored By Martha Michalojko Kettelkamp and Richard Andrews

Aidan Neuman
Sponsor

FLUTE
Marley Eder | Principal
Sponsored By Catherine Petty

Bonnie Richan
Sponsored By Toni and Craig Kincaid

PICCOLO
Nancy Smee
Sponsored By Mary and Thomas Tanner

OBOE
Jessica Hoffman | Principal
Sponsored by Garrett Foulke and Dorothy Correa

Bom An
Sponsor

ENGLISH HORN
Heidi Butterfield-Yi
Sponsored By Kathleen Long

CLARINET
Richard Dobeck | Principal
Sponsored By George and Judy Shepard

Joshua Phillips
Sponsor

BASS CLARINET
Shannon McNeely
Sponsor

BASSOON
Lisa Nauful | Principal
Sponsored by India D’Avignon and Ignatios Vakalis

Paul Curtis
Sponsor

CONTRA BASSOON
Emelia Banninger
Sponsor

FRENCH HORN
Jennifer Galvan | Principal
Sponsored By Julie Dodson and Nancy Piver

Jason Beaumont | Assistant Horn
Sponsor

Greg Magie
Sponsored by Kathy Coull

Allen Smithson
Sponsor

Larisa Vredevoe
Sponsored By Clif and Jane Swanson

TRUMPET
Devin Henderson | Principal
Sponsored by Jim Gealy

Rich Ward
Sponsored by Kathleen Long

Al Streder
Sponsored By Clif and Jane Swanson

TROMBONE
Michael Dolin | Principal
Sponsored by Margaret King

Michael Johnson
Sponsored By Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Vredevoe

BASS TROMBONE
Mark Miller | Principal
Sponsor

TUBA
Rod Mathews | Principal
Sponsored By Anita Shower and James Walker

HARP
Mia Dortsch | Principal
Sponsored by Jeff and Melodee Brady

TIMPANI
John Astaire | Principal
Sponsored by Richard and Catherine Luckett

PERCUSSION
Marshall Granger | Principal
Sponsored By Carol Boche

John Beck
Sponsored by Kay Cementina

Brandon Webb
Sponsored by Cliff Branch

KEYBOARDS
Susan Davies | Principal
Sponsored By Catherine Petty

PRINCIPAL PLAYERS

Emily Lanzone | Concertmaster
Emily Lanzone | Concertmaster
Timothy Shanks | Violin II
Timothy Shanks | Violin II
David Hennessee  |  Viola
David Hennessee | Viola
Ken Hustad | Bass
Ken Hustad | Bass

Lyubov Solovyov | Principal

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Marley Eder | Flute
Marley Eder | Flute
Jessica Hoffman | Oboe
Jessica Hoffman | Oboe
Richard Dobeck | Clarinet
Richard Dobeck | Clarinet
Lisa Nauful | Bassoon
Lisa Nauful | Bassoon
Devin Henderson | Trumpet
Devin Henderson | Trumpet
Rod Mathews | Tuba
Rod Mathews | Tuba
Jennifer Galvan | French Horn
Jennifer Galvan | French Horn
John Astaire | Timpani
John Astaire | Timpani
Marshall Granger | Percussion
Marshall Granger | Percussion
Susan Azaret Davies | Keyboard
Susan Azaret Davies | Keyboard
Mia Dortch  | Harp
Mia Dortch | Harp

MORE INFORMATION

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