Our Orchestra

Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR

Nir Kabaretti
Nir Kabaretti Biography

BATON SPONSORS

Richard & Linda Devlin, Eleanor Fox, Muriel Freedman, Robert & Jeanne Fuchs, Stacey Gossmann, David & Gail Hall, Gary & Christine LaCroix, Sharyl Leifeld, Dorothy Munsch, Charles B. Munsch, Gary David Niethamer & Sue Purcell, Reiko Niiya & Kai-Fu Chow, Stephen & Charlotte Qua, Tom & Linda Uhler

VIOLIN

Reiko Niiya***, Concertmaster
  Dorothy Munsch Chair
Hannah Cho, Asst. Concertmaster
  Eleanor Fox Chair
Galen Kaup, Principal Second
Gabriela Pena-Kim, Asst. Principal Second
Renata Arado
Katharine Baloff
Kathleen Beard*
  Charlie Munsch Chair
Bogdan Chruszcz*
  Liz Erikson Marnul Chair
Rachel Cox*
  Mary Daley Jacobs, In Memory of Robert R. Jacobs II Chair
John DiPuccio*
Kasia Dolinski*
Joan Eaton**
Ariel Eliot*
Nora Lastre
  Mr. and Mrs. James Burgess Chair
Monica Re Martin
Dajiang Qi**
Yaesolji Shin
Dana Tolan
Dilyana Tsenov
Baoling Xu**

VIOLA

Courtney Filner, Principal
  Ms Jane E. de Lisser Chair
Jean Phelan*, Asst. Principal
Rosalind Greene*
Greg Lane*
Yael Senamaud
Shawn Snider*

CELLO

Troy Chang, Principal
  Ruth & Robert Diefenbach Chair
Antonio Innaimo, Asst. Principal
  Carolyn H. Wilson, In Memory of Andrew N. Wilson Chair
Scott Crowley*
  Christopher & Carol Knowles Chair
Christopher Glansdorp
Trace Johnson
Susannah Kelly*
Lyle Lamboley

BASS

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

FLUTE

William Larsen***, Principal
  G. Donald & Joan Calder Chair
Beth Larsen**
  G. Donald & Joan Calder Chair
Angela Massey

OBOE

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

CLARINET

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

BASSOON

Michael Ellert**, Principal
  Stacey Gossmann Chair
Scott Radloff**
  Gary & Sue Niethamer Chair
Louis Nanson*

FRENCH HORN

Gene Berger*, Principal
  Tom & Linda Uhler Chair
Jennifer French*, Principal
  Mary M. Laurel Chair
Christopher Allen*
Cheryle Naberhaus
Katie Loesch
Sharon Janezic*

TRUMPET

Kris Marshall*, Principal
  Ernie Fogg, Sr. & Margot Flinn Chair
Arthur Zanin
  Georgia Haigh, In Memory of Joseph F. Haigh Chair
Alan Evans*
  Pam Simon & Tom Kracmer, Chairs
John Copella*

TROMBONE

Vacant, Principal
  Beverly Taht Chair
Maciej Pietraszko*
Christopher Brown

TUBA

Tom Kracmer**, Principal
  Muriel Freedman, In Memory of Gabriel Freedman Chair

PERCUSSION

Todd Betz**, Principal
  Don and Jane King Chair
Isaac Fernández Hernández
  Steve Brettholtz Chair

Timpani

Tom Suta***, Principal
  Christopher & Carol Knowles Chair

HARP

Kay Kemper**, Principal
  Richard & Linda Devlin Chair

KEYBOARD

Dean Zhang. Principal

++ Leave of Absence 2017-18 Season
* 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. 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.