David Burkhart
  San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  James Dooley
  Symphony Silicon Valley

  Glenn Fischthal
  San Francisco Symphony

  Adam Luftman
  San Francisco Ballet & Opera Orchestras

  Skip Wagner (retired)
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra



  Jonathan Ring
  San Francisco Symphony

  Bruce Roberts
  San Francisco Symphony

  Robert Ward
  San Francisco Symphony



  Jeffrey Budin
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

  John Engelkes
  San Francisco Symphony

  Timothy Higgins
  San Francisco Symphony

  Mark Lawrence
  San Francisco Symphony

  Paul Welcomer
  San Francisco Symphony



  Peter Wahrhaftig
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra



       Peter Wahrhaftig is the principal tubaist of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra as well as with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera, the Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and the Oakland-East Bay Symphony. Additionally, he is an active recording musician, having appeared in numerous movie and video game soundtracks. He is active as a teacher, a chamber musician, and has been seen using a cimbasso.

On playing in the Bay Brass: Helping to create the sound of a full brass section of like-minded musicians playing wonderful music together, is akin to musical nirvana. The Bay Brass is a musical home where, through mutual enthusiasm, we are lucky enough to sometimes reach such a state. The singing, musical qualities of brass, combined with their capacity for power and resonance create a state of excitement and expression unique amongst musical genres.

Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, Rena, and his two young daughters. He is trying to get them to cease calling him "oom papa" but has so far been unsuccessful.




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