The Area’s Best Musicians

The Desert Symphony features the absolute best musicians in the Palm Desert, CA area. Below, you’ll find a list of our current orchestra members. Interested in learning more? Call us today for more information!

  • Violin 1
    • Sam Fischer – concertmaster
    • Open – associate concertmaster
    • Ruth Bruegger
    • Mark Cargill
    • Jeff Corwin
    • Gail Cruz
  • Violin 2
    • Cary Belling – principal
    • Etsuo Ejiri – associate principal
    • Julie Beavers
    • Yvette Deveraux
  • Viola
    • Jimbo Ross – principal
    • Eugene Mechtovich – associate principal
    • Briana Bandy
    • Matt Witmer
  • Cello
    • Nancy Stein-Ross – principal
    • Alan Mautner – associate principal
    • Pam de Almeida
    • Jan Kelley
  • String Bass
    • Denise Briese – principal
    • Carlos Rivera – associate principal
  • Flute
    • Sara Andon – principal
    • Eileen Holt
    • Oboe
    • Joe Stone – principal
    • Laura Stone
  • Clarinet
    • Peter Nevin – principal
    • Kay Nevin
  • Bassoon
    • Duncan Massey – principal
    • Theresa Treuenfels
  • French Horn
    • Kristin Morrison – principal
    • Rachel Berry
    • Daniel Ondarza
    • Jean Marinelli
  • Trumpet
    • Roy Wiegand – principal
    • Cathy Ryan
  • Tuba
    • Joseph Jackson – principal
  • Trombone
    • Dave Ryan – principal
    • Brad Close
    • Loren Marsteller
  • Harp
    • Paul Baker – principal
  • Percussion
    • Bonnie Boss, principal
    • Mark Converse