Principal Patrons David and Mary Cost with SFPM Principal Cellist James Holland | Photo by Kerry Sherck


This initiative pairs sponsors with the principal musicians in the SFPM Orchestra. Principal Patrons share the SFPM vision and commit to a sponsorship for a three-year period. Patrons receive recognition and naming rights as the Principal Patron for the instrument of their choice (subject to availability).

In recognition, Principal Patrons are acknowledged in the program book, receive two tickets to a SFPM Orchestra performance of their choice and two tickets to an Artist Dinner with the sponsored musician. Principal Patrons also receive a photo with their musician, an invitation to a dress rehearsal, as well as the season-end Donor and Subscriber Appreciation Event. Donors may share a chair sponsorship with another person.

  • Conductor and Music Director: $52,500 ($17,500/year)
  • Concertmaster: $45,000 ($15,000/year)
  • Principal Chairs: $15,000 – ($5,000/year)

1st Violin                    Double Bass                   Clarinet                         Trumpet
2nd Violin                   Flute                               Bassoon                        Trombone
Viola                           Oboe                              French Horn                  Timpani

For more information on the Principal Patron Program, please contact Lydia Milá Garmaier, Director of Artistic Operations and Donor Services, at 505.988.4640 or


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