Emily Bernstein was our beloved Principal Clarinetist from 1994 to 2004. After her passing in 2005, her life partner JoAnn Turovsky (currently our Principal Harp) established the Emily Bernstein Fund to ensure the continued excellence of the Pasadena Symphony, which was such an important part of Emily’s artistic life.
Emily’s numerous achievements include serving as Principal Clarinetist of the Los Angeles Opera, faculty of the Henry Mancini Institute, and recordings for the Delos, Phillips, and Sony Classic labels. She was an active studio musician and performed on hundreds of motion picture and television scores including The Terminal, Catch Me if You Can, Pirates of the Caribbean, Seabiscuit and more.
The Emily Bernstein Fund directly supports the orchestra and the careers of emerging artists, allowing her devotion to music to live on for years to come.