Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and former Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
She was also Acting Principal Oboe of the SF Opera Orchestra for several years and Acting Associate Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony.
She has served as guest Principal Oboe in several major orchestras around the country, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston SymphonyOrchestra, and the Saint Louis Symphony.
She is a member of STROBE, a chamber music group comprised of oboe and strings, which performs around the Bay Area.
Laura is a graduate of the Eastman School of music, where she studied with Richard Killmer.
Mark Brandenburg received B.M. and M.S. degrees from the Juilliard School and includes Frealon Bibbins Jr., Bernard Portnoy and Rosario Mazzeo among his teachers. He has served as principal clarinetist of the San Jose Symphony, and assistant principal of the San Francisco Symphony. He is currently principal clarinetist of the Opera San Jose orchestra and the Midsummer Mozart Festival orchestra and a member of the Stanford Woodwind Quintet.
William Klingelhoffer, French Horn Player, formerly a member of Chicago Lyric, Houston, Santa Fe, and San Francisco Opera Companies, has played Principal Horn on Mozart’s operas Idomeneo, Abuction from the Seraglio, Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Magic Flute many times. He is currently a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
Deborah Kramer is the principal bassoonist of Symphony San Jose (and the former San Jose Symphony), Opera San Jose, Oakland Symphony, and the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra. She also has worked as a freelance bassoonist with numerous Bay Area performing groups, including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Solo appearances have included Symphony San Jose, Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Jose Symphony, and Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra.