Centennial players In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.
Melissa Kleinbart, violin
Occupying the Katharine Hanrahan Chair, the Philadelphia native previously served as associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Since her 1989 debut in New York, she has made recital appearances in the U.S. and Canada, and been broadcast on CBC radio. At the famed Tanglewood Festival, she was concertmaster under Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa.