Our Orchestra

Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR

Nir Kabaretti
Nir Kabaretti Biography

Baton Sponsors

Richard & Linda Devlin, Eleanor Fox, Stacey Gossmann, David & Gail Hall, Michael Helman, Jane King, Gary & Christine LaCroix, Sharyl Leifeld, Dorothy Munsch, Charles B. Munsch,  Reiko Niiya & Kai-Fu Chow, Tom & Linda Uhler, Carolyn Wilson

Violin

Reiko Niiya***, Concertmaster
  Jane King Chair
Hannah Cho, Asst. Concertmaster
  Eleanor Fox Chair
Galen Kaup, Principal Second
Gabriela Pena-Kim, Asst. Principal Second
Renata Arado
  Sharyl Leifeld Chair
Katherine Baloff
Kathleen Beard*
Bogdan Chruszcz*
  Doug & Linda Garde Chair
Rachel Cox*
Liz Erikson Marnul Chair
John DiPuccio*
Kasia Dolinski*
Ariel Eliot*
Nora Lastre Broughton
Monica Re Martin
Dajiang Qi**
Yaesolji Shin
Yordan Tenev
Dana Tolan
Dilyana Tsenov
Baoling Xu**

Viola

Courtney Filner, Principal
  Bob and Jeanne Fuchs Chair
Jean Phelan*, Asst. Principal
  Ms Jane E. de Lisser Chair
Hilary Gamble
Rosalind Greene*
Greg Lane*
Brianne Lugo
Shawn Snider*

Cello

Troy Chang, Principal
  Ruth & Robert Diefenbach Chair
Antonio Innaimo, Asst. Principal
  Carolyn H. Wilson Chair
Scott Crowley*
Christopher Glansdorp
Trace Johnson
Susannah Kelly*

Bass

Scott Davis, Principal
  Alex & Eunice Bremner Chair
Alex Albanese***, Asst. Principal
  William & Michele Holcomb Chair
Ariadna Barbe-Villa*
  John and Esther Dick Chair
T. J. Glowacki**
Hideki Sunaga*

Flute

William Larsen***, Principal
Beth Larsen**
Angela Massey

Oboe

Dione Chandler*, Principal
  Katherine Caldwell Chair
Shane Wedel
Jeff Apana

Clarinet

Michael Forte***, Principal
   John & Esther Dick Chair
Scott Ellington**
Stacey McColley**

Bassoon

Michael Ellert**, Principal
Scott Radloff**
Ken & Carol Boyd
Louis Nanson*

French Horn

Gene Berger*, Principal
Rev Gary & Christine LaCroix
Jennifer French*, Principal
Ms Jane E De Lisser Chair
Christopher Allen*
Cheryle Naberhaus
Katie Loesch
Sharon Janezic*

Trumpet

Kris Marshall*, Principal
  Ernie Fogg, Sr. & Margot Flinn Chair
Arthur Zanin
Alan Evans*
John Copella*

Trombone

Alexis Smith, Principal
Tom & Linda Uhler
Maciej Pietraszko*
Christopher Brown
  Cadence Music, Tom & Anne Kracmer Chair

Tuba

Tom Kracmer**, Principal
  Jane King Chair

Percussion

Todd Betz**, Principal
Dean Barry Chair
Isaac Fernández Hernández
Davi Martinelli de Lira

Timpani

Tom Suta***, Principal
  Jane King Chair

Harp

Kay Kemper**, Principal
  Jane King Chair

Keyboard

Dean Zhang. Principal


* 10+ years
** 20+ years
*** 30+ years

Paul Nadler, Conductor Emeritus

Maestro Paul Nadler led The Southwest Florida Symphony for 16 years from 1990 to 2006. During his tenure the Symphony soared to new heights, while Maestro Nadler continued to distinguish himself as one of the world’s most exciting symphonic and operatic conductors. Since his debut in 1989, Nadler has conducted over 50 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and has led some of the world’s most renowned soloists and musicians including; Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Glenn Dicterow, Garrick Ohlsson, Misha Dichter and Elmar Olivera. In April 2006, he took over as musical director and conductor of Fidelio at The Met. In December 2002, Maestro Nadler was invited to conduct at the Kennedy Center Awards ceremony in the segment honoring James Levine. As co-director/founder of the International Vocal Arts Institute Maestro Nadler returns each summer to this prestigious professional workshop.

In 2004, he was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Filarmonica de Stat Iasi (Romania). In August 2005, Nadler conducted the Chautauqua Music Festival, and during the 2005-06 Season he returned to the Mannes College Orchestra and to the podium of the Bucharest Philharmonic.  Maestro Nadler has also conducted extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

The Southwest Florida Symphony is very grateful for Paul Nadler’s many years of leadership and friendship. We are also pleased to announce he will have an enduring role with us as Conductor Emeritus.

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