Musicians

Yaacov Bergman, Music Director & Conductor


Flute/Piccolo

Leonard Garrison, principal
Lori Parnicky
Alicia Stilson

Oboe/English Horn

Pablo Izquierdo, principal
Kris Klavik
Carol Padgham-Albrecht

Clarinet

Shannon Scott, principal
Ron Coleman
Roger Garcia
Jennifer Woodall

Bassoon

Ryan Hare, co-principal
Mark Eubanks, co-principal
Richard Simon, Jr.

Contrabassoon

Luke Bakken, principal

Alto/tenor Saxophone

Michael Agidius, principal
Venessa Sielert

French horn

Dean Kravig, principal
Martin King
Rebekah Schaub
Brian Vance
Kestrel Wright

trumpet

William Berry, principal
Keith Noel
James Smock

TRombone

Doug Scarborough, principal
Holly Amend
David Glenn

Tuba

Torrey Lawrence, principal

Timpani

Barbara Lubbes, principal

Harp

Chelsea Spence-Crane, principal

 

 


 


 

Violin

Lyn Ritz, concertmaster
Maya Takemoto, assistant concertmaster
Lisa Robertson, principal second
Ardeth Erikson, assistant principal second
Patricia Agee
Jemima Bauer
Kezia Bauer
Caleb Condie
Sherry Danielson
Mary K. French
Noel Jabagat
Dalene Johnson
Anna Okada-Burgess
Trudy Ostby
Liubov Schmidt
Margaret St. Peters
Sharon Thompson
Becky Wiessner

Viola

Lucia Orr, principal
Leanora Giannini
Becky Miller
Katherine Sands
Angela Schauer
Aurora Torres
Leah Wilson-Velasco
Dan Wing

Cello

Edward Dixon, principal
Benjamin Gish, assistant principal
Leah Bailey
Autumn Bradford
Soobin Dokko
Lauren Edmonson
Bill Wharton
Linda Wharton

String Bass

Clay Wick, principal
Marella Clark
Alan Feves
Jack Koncel
Leslie Stone
Julia Woods
Yi Fang Wu
Greg Youmans

Percussion

Mary Beth Norby, principal
Ben Chambers
Chris Cree
Thorin Zanger

Piano

Jackie Wood, principal

 

 

 

Leonard Garrison
Principal Flute

Leonard Garrison lives in Moscow, ID, where he teaches flute at the University of Idaho. He plays with the Walla Walla Symphony because he loves the opportunity to play great music and visit Walla Walla! In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and studying French.

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Alicia Stilson  
Flute

Alicia Stilson is an administrative assistant at the Walla Walla Clinic. She started playing flute at age 8 and began playing with the Symphony in 2011. Other than music, she enjoys cycling.

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Shannon Scott
Clarinet

Shannon Scott is a musician and educator in Moscow, Idaho. She has been playing with the Symphony since 2006. She wanted to play flute, but her sister already did, so she got a clarinet instead, and later made up for it by marrying flutist Leonard Garrison. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking.

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Carol Padgham-Albrecht
Oboe

Carol is on the music faculty at the University of Idaho and is originally from Fort Worth, TX. She has been playing with the Walla Walla Symphony since 2007 and her favorite piece that she has played with the Symphony is Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.

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Richard Simon, Jr.
Bassoon

Richard is a physician living in Walla Walla. He has played the saxophone for 55 years, and more recently picked up the bassoon so that he could play with the Walla Walla Symphony. Outside of music, he enjoys his practice in sleep medicine and playing golf.

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William Berry   
Principal Trumpet

William lives in Spokane and has been playing the trumpet since 1963. He chose the trumpet because he had a plastic toy trumpet as a child and decided to try the real thing. His favorite piece of music changes from day to day, but he particularly enjoys Brandenburg’s Concerto No. 2 and Mahler’s 2nd Symphony.

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Keith Noel
Trumpet

Keith lives in Walla Walla and is a Federal Service retiree. He grew up taking trumpet lessons from his father and has been part of the Symphony since 1988.

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Doug scarborough  
Principal Trombone

Doug is the Director of Jazz Studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla. He began playing with the Walla Walla Symphony in 2011 and loves sharing great classical music with the community. A few of his hobbies outside of music are running and camping.

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Dave Glenn
Trombone

Dave is a retired professor of jazz living in Walla Walla. He has been playing trombone with the Walla Walla Symphony since 1989. His favorite musical memory is playing with the drummer Tony Williams in Japan.

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Rebecca Wiessner
Violin

Rebecca is is a violin teacher in Walla Walla who has been playing with the Symphony since 1977. Her favorite musical memory is playing music in church with family during the holidays. When not playing violin, Rebecca enjoys cooking, running, reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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Jemima Bauer
Violin

Jemima is a violinist living in Moscow, Idaho. She chose the violin because it was small enough to fit in the travel trailer that she lived in with her family. She has been playing since age 13 and joined the Walla Walla Symphony in 2013.

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Liubov Schmidt
Violin

Liubov has been playing violin since she was 7 years old, and currently teaches music in Walla Walla. Her favorite composer is Tchaikovsky, and she loves to play his violin concerto! Other than the violin, she enjoys conducting children’s choir and orchestra, playing ping-pong, traveling, and hiking.

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Craig Nelsen
Violin

Craig is a winemaker now living in Walla Walla who has spent more than 25 years tasting and collecting fine wines from around the world. When not at his winery, you will find him on the golf course. He has played with the Walla Walla Symphony since 2002 and particularly enjoys the music of Sibelius.

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Becky Miller
Viola

Becky is a retired music teacher living in Moscow, ID. She loves playing with the Walla Walla Symphony because of the friendly people, lovely town, getting to work with Yaki, and Cordiner Hall! She enjoys gardening, DIY projects, and walking.

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Ed Dixon
Principal Cello

Ed is a freelance musician in Walla Walla. He began playing a cello handed down from his two older brothers when he was 9 years old, and has played ever since! He can often be found playing tennis on sunny days.

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Olga Grigoryan
Cello

Olga was born and raised in Russia, and now lives in Spokane, WA. She teaches music at Palisades Christian Academy. Her favorite piece of music is Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra, because of the amazing ensemble between soloists. When she’s not playing cello, she really enjoys flower gardening.

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Clayton Wick
Principal String Bass

Clayton is a double bassist living in Kennewick, WA. He enjoys playing in the Symphony because of the great atmosphere and attitude of the orchestra. He has played double bass since 1958 and has enjoyed the flexibility of being able to play in many different musical genres.

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Yi Fang Wu
String Bass

Yi Fang was born in Taipei City, Taiwan and currently lives in Seattle. She has played with the Symphony since 2014 and loves traveling, learning different languages, and dancing. She insists that the bass chose her and she had no choice in the matter.

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