Meet the Musicians

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Conductor &
Music Director

Scott Seaton

First Violin

Terrie Baune, Concertmaster
sponsored by Johnson Family Foundation

Li Yuan Ho, Asst. Concertmaster
sponsored by Lee and Judy Salter

Lauren Dillon
sponsored by Joe and Judy Chiapella
Cherie Gans
Juan Gutierrez
Rebekah Osborne Van Tinterin
Arlene Tayloe
Abigail Wilensky
Ellen McGehee
Katheryn Hewatt
Janessa Wilder
James Johnston*
Sponsored by the Chico Guild of the North State Symphony

Second Violin

Dan Kristianson, Principal
Janetta DeMott, Asst. Principal
Stephanie Costanza
sponsored by Charles and Marvey Mueller
Maggie Czajka
Ebba Herritt
Amy Lindsey+
Sarah Murray Espinoza
Lyuba Pivkina-Davis 
Joel Quivey

Viola

Leah Carl, Principal
sponsored by Diane Fossum

Gregg Rice, Asst. Principal
Corrie Taillon,
Acting Assistant Principal
Keith Herritt

Barbara Barasa
Julia Bastuscheck
Cathleen Davis 
Sherry Hanson

Cello

Carol Jacobson, Principal
sponsored by an endowment from Peggy Steel
Timothy Stanley,
Assistant Principal
Treble Cierpke
sponsored by Dr. Rush Lenroot
Warren Weis
Jennifer Mathers
Christine Zdunkiewicz
Alexandre Kachugina
JJ Tiefenbach*
sponsored by the Chico Guild of the North State Symphony

Bass

Michael Schwagerus, Principal
sponsored by an endowment from Dr. Manuel and Gloria Esteban

Steve Calvert, Asst. Principal
Leif Dering
Bryce Holmes
sponsored by Sam and Sam Hillaire
Stephen Rice

Flute

Tim Koop, Principal
Megumi Nomura
Ruth Polcari
Sue Constantinides

Oboe/English Horn

Susie Lundberg, Principal
sponsored by Richard and Giovanna Jackson

Murray Campbell

Clarinet

Robert Beard,
sponsored by the Bobba Family Fund
James Pytko, Acting Principal
sponsored by the Bobba Family Fund

Matthew Lor*
sponsored by the Chico Guild of the North State Symphony
Ryan Heimlich
sponsored by Jon and Bonnie Hilbert

Bassoon

Michelle Keem, Principal
sponsored by Ailsie McEnteggart
Bruce Finch
sponsored by an endowment from Connie Eccles
Barbara D'Augelli
sponsored by an endowment from Connie Eccles

French Horn

Robert Fant, Principal
sponsored by Richard and Giovanna Jackson
Robbie Mayes
Angelina Mejia
Wayne Van Lieu

Trumpet

Ian Cochran, Principal
sponsored by Sam and Sam Hillaire
Ayako Nakamura
sponsored by Jon and Bonnie Hilbert
Alan Matteri
Colin Matthewson

Trombone

Lloyd Roby, Principal
Paul DeSilva
Eric Bolstad, bass trombone
sponsored by Walt Schaffer

Tuba

Nathan Bastuscheck,Principal
sponsored by UMPQUA Bank

Percussion

Andrew Curteman, Principal
Abigail West
Andrew Funcheon
Troy Symington
Conlan House*
sponsored by the Chico Guild of the North State Symphony
Laura Specht

Timpani

Brian Simpson
sponsored by Nena L. Perry, MD and Dan C. Purtzer, MD

Harp

Candace LiVolsi Valentine

Piano

Alda Turgieva, Principal