Cellists of the Santa Rosa Symphony

Cellists are the backbone of the string section in a symphony orchestra. Often referred to as the “tenor voice” due to its range, the cello fills a crucial space between the violins’ melodies and the double basses’ low rumble.

Cellists can provide the foundation of the harmony, laying down the chords that other instruments play over. But cellos are also capable of great beauty and expressiveness when given melodic passages. Their rich, warm sound can be surprisingly versatile, sometimes singing a mournful solo and other times building tension with a driving, rhythmic figure.

The cellists of the Santa Rosa Symphony provide the foundation, emotional depth, and bridge between sections. They are an essential part of the orchestra’s rich tapestry of sound.