About Us

United by a love of music, a group of diverse musicians gather Wednesday evenings in Grass Valley to rehearse classical music. Some are retired professional musicians; some are completely new to orchestra. 

 

The OLLI Orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians to “extend and push themselves while having great fun playing with a group,” said violinist Marilyn Yerkes.

 

According to conductor and educator Steve Miller, the group “is dedicated to the ensemble. Most of the people have had experience playing in different types of groups, from rock and roll bands to symphony orchestras.”

This web site has no affiliation with Sierra College or Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The site is maintained by Friends of OLLI Orchestra in order to support the musicians and build an audience for concerts.

OLLI Musicians

Conductor Steve Miller

 

VIOLINS I                              

Rose-May Mickelson 
    Concert Mistress                      

Beverly Marks

John Sedlak

Joyce Berthiaume

Judy Clarence

Pat Bryan

Sue Nepstead

                                                              

VIOLINS II                            

Thomas Zimmerman

Carol Fegte

Catherine Ayers

Elizabeth Tallitsch

Kim Uchibori

Laura Wagner-Balch

Marilyn Yerkes

Nancy Donahue

Racquel Kluge

VIOLAS                                  

Leila Barber

Marjorie Shasberger

Sophia Kluge

BASS

Steve Nicholson

CELLOS

Carol Bowman

Aneka Torgrimson

Diana Hendry

Franzie Ryerson

Jill Wiggins

Pat Calkins

Skyler Meinholz

FLUTES / PICCOLOS                        

Anne  Callaway

                                             

OBOE                         

Kit Chesnut

Jane Boettger 

                                   

CLARINETS                           

Gina duBois

Selene Mitlyng

Terry Horlick

 

FRENCH HORN
Kirsti Powell

                                               

BASSOON                             

Bill Powell

 

TRUMPET                              

Dan Berthiaume

Greg Goodknight

TROMBONE

Dennis Junk

TIMPANI/PERCUSSION                   

 Jean Poff

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