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Our 50th Year

Steven Banks and Xak Bjerken
Adelaide Boedecker
Lisa Chavez
Peter and Kara Dugan
Jonathan Gentry
Joshua Horne
Dick Hyman and Robert White
Olga Kern with Vladislav Kern
Tetiana Shafran
Kevin Short
Jennifer and Christopher Takeda
Maria Wirries

Jonathan Gentry

Jonathan Gentry

Jonathan Gentry joined the Sarasota Orchestra as principal oboe in the fall of 2019. Previously he was principal oboe of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed with the Fort Worth, San Diego, and San Antonio symphonies.

As a soloist, he most recently performed the Haydn Sinfonia Concertante with the National Repertory Orchestra. Other concerto appearances include the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with the East Texas Symphony, Pasculli's La Favorita Concerto with the Brazos Valley Symphony, and the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Plano Symphony and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he was a founding member of Tangent Winds, an award-winning wind quintet based in New York City.

Mr. Gentry holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School. He is especially grateful for all the amazing teachers in his life, including John Ferrillo, Nathan Hughes, Elaine Douvas, Erin Hannigan, Linda Strommen, Anne Marie Gabriele, and Scott Hostetler. While classical music will always be his first passion, Jonathan maintains other interests in amateur photography, watching/playing basketball, and the lifelong pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee.