Our Organization


About Us

The Sonoma County Philharmonic is a 65-member all-volunteer orchestra that has presented hundreds of free and low-cost concerts throughout Sonoma County over the past 16 years. The orchestra is made up of professional-level local musicians who volunteer their time and talents to reach an audience of people in the county who might otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy an experience so central to our culture and heritage — the thrill of live orchestral music.

We have featured young artists who have gone on to become world-class performers. And we provide an opportunity for local musicians, many of whom have retired from careers in music, to play in a professional-level orchestra. In short, our Philharmonic is dedicated to bringing the people who love to play music together with those who love to listen to it, enriching the cultural life of our county.

Our mission

To make the beauty of classical music available to everyone…
through the power of community.

Our major goals

  Sustain a Sonoma County all-volunteer orchestra comprised of professional-level musicians who want the opportunity to play and perform classical music at the very highest level.

  Expand the audience for live orchestral music in Sonoma County by including people who haven’t had the opportunity or the means to enjoy an experience so central to our culture and heritage, with a special outreach to the senior and latino communities in our county.

  Collaborate with Sonoma County schools and music teachers both to enhance an appreciation of classical music in the classroom and to encourage students to play and perform orchestral music as a way to enrich their lives and broaden their horizons.

We have always relied on you, our friends and supporters, to help us turn these lofty goals into reality. Members of the orchestra volunteer their time, energy and considerable talents to fulfill their passion and offer their music to the community. Scores of dedicated and equally passionate volunteers support our organization with donations of time, energy and expertise. Our many generous contributors continue to ensure that we can offer our concerts to all those who want to attend.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

Our Board of Directors

David Poe – President
Steven Peterson – Vice President
Floyd Reinhart – Treasurer
Robert Sherrill – Secretary
Jeff Barnard
Dennis Dorch
Michael King
Rodman Marymor
Gary Tabbert

Next Board of Directors Meeting

When:     Nov 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where:     Request additional information

The Sonoma County Philharmonic is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
ID: 68-0478456