Alice Sauro brings decades of expertise in orchestra operations and artistic administration. She most recently served as Executive Director of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera (SPO) for seven years. Under her leadership and commitment, the organization evolved to a model of community trust and financial stability and sustainability. Sauro will serve as Senior Advisor for the SPO, providing guidance and counsel on administrative and artistic issues.
Her career spans 29 years as a violinist and subsequently as an orchestra manager with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) prior to her tenure in Sacramento. A Juilliard-trained violinist, her career was cut short by injury, which created the opportunity for her to enter arts management, beginning with the position of Musical Director for the Nederlander-operated Fisher Theatre in Detroit. In 2007, Sauro was recruited by the DSO to the operations team and eventually as Executive Assistant to DSO Music Director, Leonard Slatkin.
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Robert Chambers studied Saxophone and Voice at Valparaiso University where he graduated with a BA in Saxophone Performance and a minor in Business Administration. He has worked with the Southwest Michigan Symphony as the Operations Manager, The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes as the Manager of Operations and Community Engagement, The Illinois Symphony as the Orchestra Operations and Personnel Manager, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, and the Jacksonville Symphony as the Director of Operations and Orchestra Personnel.
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Samantha Alterman grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her love of music started in High School at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts where she studied violin and played in the orchestra as well as for their musicals and operas. After graduating from UNLV with a Bachelors in Violin Performance, she relocated to Jerusalem, Israel to teach at the Jerusalem American International School. There, she taught kindergarten through 2nd grade general music while establishing their after school music program. She then moved to Haifa, Israel to continue her studies at the University of Haifa in the Masters Program for Musicology, focusing on popular music analysis. During her studies she started working at the University Music library and doing small scale music preparations for local orchestras. Additionally, Samantha was a violinist of the Arab Jewish Orchestra that focuses on bridging western and middle-eastern music together to celebrate the different cultures. This is Samantha’s first Orchestra Librarian job. If she’s not in the library or at the music hall, you can find her reading, baking or enjoying some delicious ice cream.
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Hailing from Colchester, Vermont, Lauren Zwonik-Stutz is pursuing a DMA of Flute Performance at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, working with Dr. John McMurtery. She earned her BM in Music Education, Flute Performance and a minor in Music Business at the Crane School of Music in New York, and her MM in Flute Performance with a Certificate in University Teaching at West Virginia University. Lauren has been a distinguished clinician, soloist, and mentor in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Switzerland and Jamaica. She enjoys her budding career through the lens of an educator, performer, and arts administrator.
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Frederick is thrilled to be a part of the team and contribute to the impactful mission of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Before moving to Las Vegas in 2013, he lived in the Bay Area and frequently supported the arts. Since calling Las Vegas “home,” Frederick has worked in both programming and fundraising capacities within the nonprofit sector. He has over seven years of experience, primarily supporting individuals and families with hardship. Frederick earned his B.A. in Art History from San Jose State University.
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Kayla-Jo Rosoff has worked at the Las Vegas Philharmonic in the areas of development, marketing, ticketing and patron services since 2013. She graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Studies and a double minor in Popular Musical Studies and Communications in the Entertainment Industry. A resident of Las Vegas since she was three-and-a-half-years-old, she is devoted to being a champion for the arts and ensuring it’s access to Valley residents of all ages. Besides a concert hall her favorite place to be is in a movie theater watching films on the big screen.