Adopt-A-Musician

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

“You must know how I and all of my colleagues feel about the Adopt-A-Musician program. It is fantastic!!”

Tim Barr, Principal Bass

Adopting a New West Symphony musician lets you play an instrumental role in supporting the Symphony and keeping music alive in our communities.

New West Symphony is proud to attract talented professional musicians from around the world. The Adopt-a-Musician program is a wonderful way to support the ongoing commitment to bringing the best and brightest musicians to our orchestra.

When you Adopt a Musician you have an opportunity to connect on an individual level. You will receive exclusive information and invitations to special events where you can learn more about the musician. For example, Adopt-a-Musician sponsors are invited to take a glimpse behind the scenes with backstage tours and conversation with your musician during select concerts and receptions.

ADOPT A MUSICIAN TODAY

Adopt-A-Musician Sponsorship Options

  • Sponsor a section musician ~ $1,000
  • Sponsor a second chair musician ~ $1,500
  • Sponsor a Principal Musician ~ $2,500
  • Sponsor the Concertmaster ~ $5,000

Names in Italic denote donors who have sponsored musicians.
Roster of adopted musicians is for the 2013/2014 season.

First Violins

Danielle Belen, Concertmaster
Linda Hamilton
Leah Mendelsohn
Mary Schwabauer
Miriam Wille
Marisa Sorajja, First Assistant Concertmaster
Tina Chang Qu, Second Assistant Concertmaster
Judge David W. Long & Shirley Critchfield, in memory of Richard B. Chess, Jr.
Jennifer & Craig Zobelein
Melissa Phelps-Beckstead melissambrosia@earthlink.net*
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope
Lisa Dondlinger
Tamsen Beseke
Yin Jiang yjiang@westinfo.net
Danna Vest/Hoffman Vest Judaken Design
Jennifer & Craig Zobelein
Jeff Corwin
Joel Pargman
Radu Pieptea
Eloise & Charles Cohen, in memory of Helen A. Olson
Ashoka Thiagarajan

Second Violins

Eric Wuest, Acting Principal
Gunilla & David McCune
Dianne Rammon
Elizabeth Pitcairn
Hakop Mekinyan
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope, in memory of Elly Nordskog
Nan Ying  nying@westinfo.net
Jennifer & Craig Zobelein
Carrie Kennedy
Arlene & Paul Samek
Ina Veli
Rebecca Chung Hamilton
Jerry Robbins

Violas

Lauren Chipman, Principal
Lydia & Marty Kaplan, Ph.D.
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope
Miriam Wille
Diane Gilbert, Assistant Principal
Moonjun Allison
Sandra & Jordan Laby
Josephine Liu Moerschel
Aaron Oltman
Erik Rynearson
Kaila Potts*

Cellos

Mark Tanner, Principal
Marney Weaver
Wendy Velasco, Assistant Principal mundmusic@macconnect.com
Lydia & Marty Kaplan, Ph.D
Co-Sponsors:   Bobbie & Dennis Hagerty, Keyboard Concepts
                               Nancy Israel
                               Erin Pohl & Bob Pearson
Giovanna Moraga Clayton
Paula Fehrenbach
Sue & Harris Ziff
Pamela de Almeida redcello@prodigy.net
Robin Snyder
Xiao-Dan (Helen) Zheng
Kim Zeitlin-Gold & Victor Gold
Judge David W. Long & Shirley Critchfield, in memory of Richard B. Chess, Jr.
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope

Basses

Timothy Barr, Principal tbarr2000@gmail.com
Philippa & Karl Klessig
Mary Schwabauer
Barry Newton, Assistant Principal baremusic@mail.anet.net
Charlotte E. Batistic-Kendig
Jeff Bandy Lownotes4@cs.com
Nicolas Philippon
Thomas Harte
Mark D. Wallace

Flutes

Paul Fried, Principal MORCDS@aol.com
Nancy Israel, in memory of Bill Israel
Carol Lockart
Vicki Riggs

Oboes

Lara Wickes, Principal
Frances Pardee
Fredric Beerstein fbeerstein@verizon.net

Clarinets

Josh Ranz, Principal
Karen & Paul Finkel, M.D.
Ran Kampel
Nancy Mathison

Bassoons

Duncan Massey, Principal
William Wood

Horns

James Thatcher, Principal tatchmo@aol.com
Heather Mobarak
Jon Titmus
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope
Jenny Kim, Assistant
Kat & Paul Auletta, The Piano Outlet
Paul Loredo
Co-Sponsors:   Rosemary Esparza
                               Elena Velarde

Trumpets

James W. Grinta, Principal
Silvio Pelico
David Scott, Associate Principal/Second Trumpet david_scott@netzero.net
David Etterbeek

Trombones

Andrew Malloy, Principal ATMslide@sbcglobal.net
Bob Biery
Brad Close
Karen Dean Fritts & John Shwope, in memory of Richard B. Chess, Jr.
Robert Coomber

Tuba

P. Blake Cooper, Principal
Natalia Staneva & Eugene Yankevich

Timpani

Mark Zimoski, Principal markovision@hotmail.com
Beverly Ulis

Percussion

Marie Matson, Principal MCatson@sbcglobal.net
Patty Biery
Kenneth McGrath
Barbara & Stuart Bloom
Cynthia & Paul Idell

Harp

Maria Casale, Principal

Keyboards

Patricia Mabee, Principal

Personnel Manager

Robert Bockholt
Jennifer & Craig Zobelein
*On Leave

Endowment And Planned Giving