Come and enjoy the Danville Symphony Orchestra as we strive to achieve our Mission of:

Providing quality live musical performances of classical and other worthy repertoire through symphony concerts and by partnering with other performers and performing arts organizations,

Providing an opportunity for dedicated, talented musicians throughout the region to express and advance their talents, and

Providing an economic development benefit to the Dan River region by improving the quality of life for our citizens and those looking to relocate to the region.



The Musicians
as of December 9, 2017


Violin I
Matvey Lapin
Concertmaster

Staley Lyle *
Principal
Noah F. Gibson, IV, M.D Chair
Endowed by Dr. Thomas J.
& Mrs. Margaret A. Hardy

Laura Blankenship
Colleen Chenail
Rae-Yao Lee
John Scott
Margaret Sexton

Violin II
Marceia Bartlett
Matthew Box
Evelyn Caldwell
Addison Ford
Alice Freeman
Jim Goble +
Kirsten Halverson
Gabriel Tucker

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Catherine Box
Lynden Gilstrap
Meredith Meissner
Graydon Smith
Will Stamp +

Cello
Shayne Estes *
Melisa Coleman +
Holly Lyle
Margaret Petty
Shipra Trivedi
Rebekah Williams

String Bass
Austin Propst *
Will Scearce

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker

Piccolo
Moto Nomura *

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams

English Horn
Jeremy Williams

Clarinet
Harriet Thompson *
Kordel Carter

Bassoon
Thor Wright *
Phil Atkins
Jacky Miller

Contra Bassoon
Phil Atkins

French Horn
Paul Manz *
Gene Beazlie
Steven Bernstorf
Frank Hussey

Trumpet
Jerry Franklin * 
Charles Ellis
Scot Mitchell
Dan Wolfe

Trombone
James Martin *
Chris Aye
Danny Davis +
Bob Higgins

Tuba
Dave Webb *

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Celesta/Piano
Kathleen O’Hare

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer *
Steven Broach +

Narrator
David “Hutch” Hutcheson

DSO Singers
Susanne Martin, Soprano
Charlotte Litzenberg, Alto
Joe Northen, Tenor
Raul West, Bass

Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

* Principal player          + Member on leave for part of the season
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