Jesse Barrett

Jesse Barrett is a Northern California native and has played oboe and English horn with numerous Northern and Central California-area ensembles, including including the Sacramento, Fresno, and Reno Philharmonics, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Stockton Symphonies, Reno Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Academy Orchestra, Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Bear Valley Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, Mendocino Music Festival, and St. John’s Chamber Orchestra Festival…. Read More


Glenda Bates

Glenda Bates is a multi-faceted international musician, performing extensively as a professional freelance oboist. Her focus is chamber music, historical performance, and contemporary works for oboe and English horn. She has extensive orchestral experience on both oboe and English horn, including performances with the Salisbury Symphony, Capital City Symphony, Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, St. Gregory Chamber Orchestra, and the Clarus Ensemble. She has performed… Read More

Robin May – Principal

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law, Robin May has also been a member of the Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, and the Festival Orchestras of Tanglewood, Cabrillo, and the Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival. He has been a member of the SFCO for more than 20 years and has served as both player and personnel manager during that time…. Read More