Jessica Valeri

Fourth Horn

SFS member since:  2008

Hometown:   Saint Paul, MN

Music schools you attended:  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University

Began playing music: At age 9

If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Travel writer

Favorite composers: Brahms, Stravinsky, Bach

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Britten, Serenade; Brahms, Horn Trio; Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring; Bach Cello Suites (played by horn!)

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Cycling, hiking, yoga, napping

Recent reading: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë; Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather; A Short History of Women, by Kate Walbert

On my CD player/iPod: Björk; Prince; Cloud Cult; Beirut
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Cycling in Marin, taking my dog to the beach, walking through the Presidio, visiting all the great museums, daytrips to Point Reyes

Jessica Valeri is currently a member of the Coaching Team for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.