Fred Beerstein

Fredric Beerstein has been a member of CHICO since 2017 and is now thrilled to occupy the Bruce Walker oboe chair in our orchestra.  Fred, an oboe instructor at California Lutheran University, has been a member of the New West Symphony since its inception in 1995.  From 1984 to 1994, he was the principal oboe of the … More Fred Beerstein

Bruce Walker (emeritus)

Bruce started oboe studies with Salvatore Spano in September 1954, after having spent two weeks with the Trapp Family Singers the previous summer. He moved with his family from West L.A. to Ojai in 1956 and joined the fledgling Ventura County Student Symphony, attended ISOMATA in the summer of 1957 and in 1958 spent the summer at Kinhaven … More Bruce Walker (emeritus)

Paula Dublinski

Paula grew up in the Chicago area, gradually moving west until settling in the Los Angeles area in 1981. She was principal oboe in the Santa Maria Symphony, then the Santa Maria Philharmonic from 1992 to 2015, solo English Horn in the Bakersfield Symphony from 2002-present, and a member of the Channel Islands Symphony and CHICO … More Paula Dublinski