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 October 22, 2022


Violin I
Matvey Lapin *
Concertmaster
Abby Chism
Principal
Dr. Gibson endowed chair
Dr. Thomas J. &
Mrs. Margaret A. Hardy

Margaret A. Hardy
Bethany Bidgood
Hannah O’Berry
Heather Taylor
Mary Ruth Williams

Violin II
Alice Freeman *
Zoe Alderson
Marceia Bartlett +
Ronni Culley +
Lilla Robinson
Ulric Scwhweizer
Johanna Vogt

Viola
Theresa Fox*
Carter Bradley
Charles Parker

Cello
Margaret Petty*
Max Foster
Sara Phelps
Anne-Marie Tranchida

String Bass
Austin Propst *
Dan Cook
Flute
Ashley Stanley-Robey *
Katherine Walker *
Denise Lee

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Mark Biggam
Jeremy Williams

English Horn
Mark Biggam *

Clarinet
Kordel Carter *
Harriet Thompson

Bass Clarinet
Pat Morgan *+
Joey Burgos

Bassoon
Thor Wright *
Philip Atkins
Jacky Miller

Contrabassoon
Philip Atkins *

Saxophone
Thor Wright *

French Horn
Paul Manz *
Steve Bernstorf @
Gene Beazlie
Sonja Guthrie
Frank Hussey +
Corinne Luciano #

Trumpet
Jerry Franklin*
Michael Chafatelli
Jerry Griffin +
Luke Martin +
Moises Nieves
Dave Weilnau

Trombone
James Martin*
John Martin
Gregory Robey

Tuba
Tarick Chaleby *

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Piano
Heather Perryman *+
Elizabeth Leddy

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer*
Daryl Green
Al Green


Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus
Carol E. Ellis, Librarian Emeritus

* Principal player     # Assistant Principal     + Member on leave for part of the season     @ Associate Principal
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