16-17 Chair Sponsorships: Principal

Chair sponsors are a very special group of supporters with a unique connection to the orchestra. Chair sponsorships are important fiscally; they also are particularly significant to our musicians. Whether local to Yakima or commuting from other cities, our musicians very much appreciate the warmth of community support that they experience through their work with the YSO. Having named sponsors for each chair represents a personal connection and commitment that brings our orchestra and community together in a much more meaningful way.

Podium – Conductor
Neal F. Lessenger (Season 2)

Concertmaster 
Yakima Worker Care (30 seasons; 16 seasons this chair)
Ted Palmatier, MD
Laura Hahn, ARNP
Glenda Abercrombie, ARNP
Cari Cowin, ARNP
Erin See, ARNP
Duane Frazier, PA-C
Sunnyside Worker Care
Paul
Furan, PA-C
Irma Mejia, ARNP
Pasco Worker Care
W. Joe Spann, MD

Assistant Concertmaster
Northwest Public Radio (Season 1)

Violin II Principal

Viola Principal

Cello Principal
Bruce Heiser (Season 1)

Double Bass Principal
Roger and Beverly Vandiver (Season 2)

Flute Principal
Yakima Heart Center, Inc., PS (Season 1)
Roger Vielbig, MD
David Krueger, MD
R. Thomas McLaughlin, MD
Mark Berman, MD
Robert Ortiz, MD
Antole Kim, MD
Erik Monick, MD
Douglass Morrison, MD
Victor Sharpe, MD
Dao Pham, MD
Bharat Keshavaprasad, MD
Adarsh Bhardwaj, MD
Jesse Cone, MD

James Kneller, MD
Mohan Kumar, MD
Patricia Snell, ARNP
Buffy Sawyer, PA-C
Gretchen Kaizer, PA-C
Scott Miller, PA-C
Kari Brewer, PA-CV
Suzanne Ramm
Sarah Voline

Oboe Principal
Tanya Knickerbocker (Season 2)

Clarinet Principal
Cascade Surgical Partners (Season 17)

Barry Bernfeld, MD
Robert J. Conroy, MD
Peter R. Young, MD
John M. Kisala, MD
Matthew Silva, DO
Jennifer Johannes, DO

Bassoon Principal
Jim and Jan Haven (26 seasons; 18 seasons this chair)

Horn Principal
David C. Stepanek, MD (Season 10)

Trumpet Principal
Yakima Heart Center, Inc., PS (33 seasons; 28 seasons this chair)
Roger Vielbig, MD
David Krueger, MD
R. Thomas McLaughlin, MD
Mark Berman, MD
Robert Ortiz, MD
Antole Kim, MD
Erik Monick, MD
Douglass Morrison, MD
Victor Sharpe, MD
Dao Pham, MD
Bharat Keshavaprasad, MD
Adarsh Bhardwaj, MD
Jesse Cone, MD

James Kneller, MD
Mohan Kumar, MD
Patricia Snell, ARNP
Buffy Sawyer, PA-C
Gretchen Kaizer, PA-C
Scott Miller, PA-C
Kari Brewer, PA-CV
Suzanne Ramm
Sarah Voline

Trombone Principal

Tuba Principal
Dolores Galloway (12 Seasons; 5 seasons this chair)

Timpani Principal
Yakima Urology Associates, PLLC (28 seasons; 16 seasons this chair)
Raymond W. Merrell, MD
Norman P. Shively, MD
Mark S. Uhlman, MD
Dennis M. Gaskill, MD
Daniel A. Thorner, DO
Brian C. Cox, MD
Matthew A. Uhlman, MD
Robert Newstead, MD, Emeritus
W. Jack Lovern, MD, Emeritus

Steven L. Mack, PA-C
Esther Y. McCorkindale, PA-C

Percussion Principal
Susan Horsley Gibbons and Jerry Gibbons (2 Seasons; 1 season this chair)

Harp Principal
Kevin Harrington, MD (27 seasons; 24 seasons this chair)
and
Becky and Larry Scholl (Season 2)


Keyboard Principal
Rosemary A. C. Gottlieb (Season 1)