Our celebratory 50th Anniversary Season continues, and so does our focus on the phenomenal musicians that make up the SF Contemporary Music Players!
Oboist Sarah Rathke maintains a busy and enthusiastic performance presence in Northern California and beyond, as a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras and a regular performer with the symphonies of Marin, Fremont, Santa Rosa, Vallejo, California, Berkeley, Monterey and Santa Cruz. She was a member of the Avenue Winds, a Bay Area woodwind quintet committed to new music, and has also has performed with various orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet. Born into a musical family in Alberta, Canada, and a lifelong new music enthusiast, Sarah received her B.M. from Northwestern University where she studied with Ray Still, and her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under John DeLancie. Rathke is a Professor of Oboe at U.C. Berkeley, and joined SFCMP in 2012.