The New Hampshire Philharmonic is the state’s premier training orchestra, offering concerts and educational programs to audiences and students across New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.  We are a community-based 70+ person orchestra performing 10 concerts annually at Seifert Performing Arts Center in Salem, New Hampshire located in Salem High School. 

 

The New Hampshire Philharmonic is the oldest orchestra in the state, tracing its roots to 1895.  The Philharmonic exists to connect people to the power of classical music, through compelling concerts and engaging programs. The orchestra serves as a living laboratory, bringing together the finest student, amateur and professional musicians from across New Hampshire. The Philharmonic provides educational outreach programs to area students and adults.

 

“A fine arts flagship for New Hampshire”

New Hampshire Union Leader

 

The Philharmonic delivers on its mission of educational outreach programs and services in a number of ways.

  • Presenting an annual children’s concert (with our ever-popular instrument petting zoo)

  • Inviting student musicians to play at NH Phil concerts

  • Pre-concert talks by the music director before each performance

  • Mentoring student members of the orchestra

 

“My experiences with the New Hampshire Philharmonic were of critical importance to my growth as a musician.”

Grammy-award winning composer John Adams

 

The Philharmonic serves as a living laboratory for the best students and amateurs from New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts to work with professional musicians to present engaging renderings of the core repertoire. The Philharmonic complements the many fine orchestras of New Hampshire that are composed predominantly of professional musicians.

 

“Professional-caliber musicianship… tight, well-drilled and confident”

HippoPress

 

The Philharmonic provides engaging and high-quality concerts of classical and semi-classical music to residents from towns across New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.

 

“If you’re interested in music made locally, the Philharmonic is well worth your attention”

New Hampshire Magazine

Current & Former Orchestra Members

Strings

Violin
Rebecca Katsenes, Principal V1​

Beth Welty, Principal V2

Stephen Poirier

Lilly Inella

AnnMarie Pinard

Jacob Steingart

Brooke LaMonica  

Zoe Martel

Margo Sokolow

Jarrod Solloway

Alex Cheung

Emerald Denis Karic

Joshua C. Dumont

Brandon Lee

Louise Kandle

Aniko Geladze

Sargis Karapetyan

Susan Rees

Matt Austin

Michel Cronin

Sarah Cronin

Jessica Helie

Roger Hebert

Viola

Theresa Cleary, Principal

Jonathan Byrne

Rachel Sennett

Julia Perelgut

Mary Barba

Amanda Olyha

Megan Hutchinson

Sally Wituszynski

Jessica Helie

Amir Melkic

Stuart Goldstein

 

Cello

Johnny Mok, Principal

Elizabeth Cleary

Jennifer Perkins

Ethan Cheng

Kurt Villiard

Rebekah Goldstein

Molly Goldstein

Natalia McDermott

Susan Yost

Sandi-Jo Malmon

Junko Fujiwara

Dorothy Braker

Bass

Edward Marshall, Principal

John Stewart

James Clark

Bronislaw Suchanek​

Staff

Ethan Cheng,
Co-Librarian Director

Terry Derrico
Co-Librarian Director

Erin Dubois

Co-Personnel Director

Nicholas So

Co-Personnel Director

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Woodwinds

Brass

Flute

Aubrie Dionne, Principal

Terry Derrico

Erin Dubois

Stephanie Cottrell

Oboe

Alicia Rockenhauser, Principal

Donna Park

Clarinet

Pat Cunningham, Principal

Dale McDonald

Marjorie Tassey

Scott Thibideau

Bass Clarinet

Scott Thibideau

Allison Edge

Betsy Thorpe

Robert Sinclaire

Saxophone

Dale McDonald

Bradley LaMonica

Bassoon

Justin Wright, Principal

Becky Pierce

Julia McLeod

Michaela Kosta

Contrabassoon

Christopher Foss

Will Safford

Music Director

French Horn

Stephen Taylor, Principal

Jiffi Rainie

Vincent Duval

Hannah Jackson

Jim Engele

Ethan Mattor

Mike Mikuski

Trumpet

Janet Travis, Principal

Walter Zanchuk

Eric Pound

Trombone

Bruce Drusendahl, Principal

Jacob Poirier

Steve Gasiorowski

Tim Vigneau

 

Tuba

Larry Jones

Percussion

Percussion

Tim Cohen, Principal

Gregg Cunningham

Daniel Reynolds

Anders Benson

Justin Livingston

Robert McAlpine

Zachary Singer

Matthew Bruneau

Jillian Trudeau

Harp

Erica Driscoll

Piano

Guy Urban