Endow Our Musicians' Chairs

Take center stage by endowing a musician's chair at The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Our musicians are among the finest in the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond. Support their artistry and share your passion for a particular instrument by endowing a principal chair in your own name or in honor of someone special to you.

All Chair Endowers will:

  • be listed alongside the name of the musician in concert programs
  • receive recognition on the Chamber Orchestra's website
  • receive a special thank you from the musician who occupies your chair

Dirk Brossé, Music Director
The Dr. Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Memorial Conductor's Podium

Violin I
Miho Saegusa, Concertmaster

Meichen Liao-Barnes,
Associate Concertmaster
William A. Loeb Chair

Igor Szwec

Luigi Mazzocchi

Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz

 

 

Violin II
Erica Miller,
Principal

Elizabeth Kaderbek

Donna Grantham

Yan Chin*
Zoe Martin-Doike**

 

Viola
Ayane Kozasa, Acting Principal

Ellen Trainer

Daniel Lee

Yoshihiko Nakano

Cello
Karen Ouzounian** , Principal
Marie-Jeanne Dilks Chair,
in memory of
Park B. Dilks, Jr.

James Holesovsky

Elizabeth Thompson

 

Bass
Miles B. Davis, Principal
Kenneth M. Jarin
and Robin Weissmann Chair

Anne Peterson

 

Flute
Edward Schultz, Principal
John LeVine Chair

Frances Tate

 

Oboe
Geoffrey Deemer, Principal
Judith and Marshall
Meyer Chair,
in memory of her brother,
Dr. Lawrence Pinsof

Evan Ocheret**

Clarinet
Doris Hall-Gulati, Principal

Rié Suzuki

 

Bassoon
Michelle Rosen, Principal
Dirk Brossé
and Claire Tillekaerts Chair

Natalya Rose Vrbsky

 

Horn
John David Smith, Principal
Kathleen and Stephen Thompson Chair,
in memory of Kenneth A. Thompson

Karen Schubert

 

Trumpet
Rodney Marsalis, Principal
Peter H. Gistelinck
and Kim R. Bloom Chair,
in memory of Elias Gistelinck

Brian Kuszyk

 

Timpani
Martha Hitchins, Principal
Wendy and Jim Emrich Chair,
in honor of Chester Charter School of the Arts

*Leave of Absence

All chairs available for endowment unless otherwise noted.

Endowments are for five years and payable in annual installments.

Executive Director Janelle McCoy looks forward to hearing from you at 215.545.5451 x 22 or via email to begin your legacy to continue our beautiful music.

Photo: Chamber Orchestra trumpet players Rodney Marsalis, principal (right), and Brian Kuszyk.

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