Gabriel Sakakeeny

Gabriel Sakakeeny


Creating a renaissance of the orchestral art
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«“Maestro Sakakeeny and his orchestra performed at the highest standard of musical expression and grace that we have ever heard here in Shandong province.”»
Xu Ming Party Secretary for Culture Yantai Prefecture, PRC (2017)
«“Sakakeeny is a kind of musical holy man.”»
David Templeton The North Bay Bohemian (2017)
«“Sakakeeny, the 75 piece orchestra, ELECTRIFIED THE AUDIENCE AT the Wells Fargo Center FOR THE ARTS… To say that Gabriel Sakakeeny is a visionary would be a huge understatement.”»
Brian Damkroger Stereophile magazinE (2017)


American Philharmonic Association music director 2016 – now
Monte Rio Summer Festival resident conductor 2000 – now
Symphony Parnassus rehearsal conductor 2014 – now
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra rehearsal conductor 2015
Santa Rosa Nutcracker music director 2008 – 2011
Apollo Chamber Orchestra music director 2004 – 2010
Tassajara Symphony guest conductor 2004
Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra rehearsal conductor 2002 – 2003
American Philharmonic - Sonoma County music director 1999 – 2011
Auburn Symphony guest conductor 1995
Houston Youth Symphony music director 1987 – 1989
West Bay Opera assistant conductor 1983 – 1984
Fremont Philharmonic assistant conductor 1982 – 1983


United States Congress - Special Congressional Recognition  2011 

Given in recognition of 12 years of service as Founder and Music Director of American Philharmonic upon completing a 7-city concert tour of China funded by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.
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Special Congressional recognition