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San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra & Musical Ensembles

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1929 by Maestro James K. Guthrie, an internationally renowned conductor and community leader. As one of the oldest and most prestigious professional orchestras in the region, the San Bernardino Symphony consistently reaches unmatched standards of musical performance thus serving as a living testament to the vitality and relevancy of live symphonic music.

SB Symphony   Musical Ensembles

 

Below, we invite you to meet some of our professional musicians and learn about their unique backgrounds. We think you'll be so impressed, you might even want to "Adopt" one!

Adopt-A-Musician

The San Bernardino Symphony offers a unique opportunity to get to know the members of our orchestra through our Adopt-a-Musician program!
Read about our musicians or come and hear them at a performance, then choose your favorite! Adopters receive a lanyard and card to wear to performances to show your support of your musician. They also receive invitations to special rehearsals and get-togethers with the musicians. 

"Adoption Fees" are based on the following scale and are limited to no more than three Adopters per performer:
Musicians @ $150 each
Principals @ $300 each 
Concertmaster @ $500

Adopt-A-Musician Form

San Bernardino Symphony

Violin 1

 
Todor Pelev, Concertmaster
Todor Pelev
Concertmaster
 
Colleen Coomber, Asst. Concertmaster
Colleen Coomber
Asst. Cncrtmastr
 
Ji Young An
Ji Young An,
Associate
 
Laura Rosky-Santoni
Laura Rosky-Santoni
 
Yenlik Weiss
Yenlik Weiss
 
Sahak Karapetyan

Sahak Karapetyan

 
Bruce Spalding
Bruce Spalding

Violin 2

 

Thomas Sender*
Principal

 

Kathleen Mangusing 
Associate

 

Julie Beavers

 

Wendy Waggener

 

Esther Kang

 

Pierre Flores

 

Hripsime Yepremyan

 

Linda Wilson

Viola

 
John Wang
John Wang,*
Principal
 
I-Ting Huang
I-Ting Huang,
Associate
 
Lucille Taylor
Lucille Taylor
 
April Losey
April Losey
 
Nick Yee
Nick Yee

Cello

 
Ana Maria Maldonado
Ana Maria Maldonado,*
Principal
 
Lisa Belding
Lisa Belding
 
Yang Steinke
Yang Steinke
 
Evgeny Tonkha
Evgeny Tonkha
 
Mi Hyeon Chu
Mi Hyeon Chu
 
Dawn Seward
Dawn Seward
 
Circe Diaz Gamero
Circe Diaz Gamero

Double Bass

 
Harvey Newmark
Harvey Newmark,
Principal
 
Tom Peters,
Associate
 
Dennis Caravald
Dennis Caravald
 
Carla Carpolupo
Carla Carpolupo

Flute

 
Patricia Cloud
Patricia Cloud
 
Sara Andan
Sara Andan
 
Kathleen Dyer
Kathleen Dyer

Oboe

 
Marilyn Schram
Marilyn Schram,
Principal
 
Lynette Kobernik
Lynette Kobernik

Clarinet

 
Margaret Worsley
Margaret Worsley,
Principal
 
Heather Milletter
Heather Milletter

Bassoon

 
Carolyn Beck
Carolyn Beck,*
Principal
 
Charles Koster
Charles Koster

Horn

 
Martin Rhees
Martin Rhees,*
Principal
 
Kristin Morrison
Kristin Morrison
 
Audrey Lamprey
Audrey Lamprey

Trumpet

 
David Scott
David Scott
 
John Aranda
John Aranda

Trombone

 
Brad Close
Brad Close,*
Principal
 
Lori Stuntz
Lori Stuntz
 
Robert Coomber
Robert Coomber,
Bass

Tympani

 
Bruce Anderson
Bruce Anderson
- principal

Harp

 
Mary Dropkin
Mary Dropkin,
- Principal

Percussion

 
Gary Long
Gary Long*
- principal
 
John Gann
John Gann

Keyboard

 
Michael Tacchia
Michael Tacchia
- principal

SBSO MUSICAL ENSEMBLES

Take a little bit of the San Bernardino Symphony with you to an up-coming event!

SBSO outreach Trio ConcertDo you love the melodic sounds of a string trio? Or perhaps a brass ensemble would best compliment the spirit of your upcoming business or private gathering.

Members of our Symphony family have long sponsored trios as a way to introduce symphonic music to the community. Our professional musicians have enriched the environment of local art and music festivals, book stores, museums, schools, churches, and libraries inspiring new generations to expand their musical horizons.

Now, the Symphony offers ensemble trios featuring our outstanding professional musicians to venues from the low desert to Los Angeles.

Imagine the value of live music at your grand opening or fundraiser. Consider the ambience a trio will create for your guests.  You furnish the location; we will provide the trio and signage.

Or, perhaps you’d prefer to sponsor one of our planned public performances. We have a number of venues already selected. You may choose one, or allow us to do so for you. We will provide prominent signage listing your name – or that of your organization – at the event. We’ll also share the good news of your generosity and commitment to public arts through a listing in our concert program book and pre-concert stage projection.

The choice is yours.

Either way, you can partner with the San Bernardino Symphony to make the world sound a little bit better.

For more information, call the Symphony office 909.381.5388.