The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra would like to extend a warm welcome to Rebecca Jackson who has just accepted an appointment as assistant principal second violin for the 2015-16 season.
A native of California, from a Korean-American family background, Ms. Jackson’s playing has been hailed as “riveting” by the San Francisco Examiner. She received her Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and her graduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Rebecca is founder and artistic director of Music in May and a founding member of Ensemble San Francisco. Ms. Jackson is associate concertmaster of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, performs with the San Francisco Opera, and has performed with the Santa Fe Opera in their production of Salome.
Always looking for a good cause, Rebecca has performed in numerous benefit concerts that have raised a total exceeding $100,000. Combining her passion for music and service, she is co-founder of Sound Impact, an ensemble devoted to taking music to underserved communities such as youth in hospitals & correction facilities.
Ms. Jackson’s latest undertaking, in collaboration with her father, is writing the authorized biography of her mentor David Arben, Holocaust survivor and former associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
(Click here, or on the image to the right, to read Rebecca’s touching tribute to David Arben.)