Centennial players: In honor of the San Francisco Symphony’s 100th season, The Examiner is showcasing contributors to the orchestra’s distinguished history.
Jessica Valeri, horn
The fourth horn player joined the orchestra in 2008. Educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University, she was a member of orchestras in St. Louis, the Colorado Symphony and Grant Park Orchestra. In the Chicago area, she performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Jazz Ensemble. She has played in the Cabrillo and Grand Teton music festivals, and currently serves as a coach for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.