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 May 13, 2017


Violin I
Matvey Lapin
Concertmaster

Staley Lyle
Principal
Rae-Yao Lee
Julia Reeves
John Scott
Margaret Sexton
Karl VanArsdalen

Violin II
Seth Sexton *
Marceia Bartlett
Colleen Chenail
Addison Ford +
Alice Freeman
Jim Goble
Francine Gordon
Kirsten Halverson
Najara Sanches
Dominique Shaffer
Gabriel Tucker

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Matthew Box
Lynden Gilstrap
Meredith Meissner
Graydon Smith

Cello
Shayne Estes *
Melisa Coleman
Shayna Gomex +
Holly Lyle
Sophia Saigel
Shipra Trivedi

String Bass
Austin Propst

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker

Piccolo
Moto Nomura *

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams

English Horn
Susan Kundert

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
Carson Osborne
Dan Wolfe

Trombone
James Martin *
David Bason
Bob Higgins

Tuba
Dave Webb *
Kyle Vanderhyde

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Celesta/Piano
Kathleen O’Hare *

Accordion
Jack Gorham

Guitar
Mark Percario

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer *
Steven Broach
Will Stamp
Mike Woods

Narrator
David “Hutch” Hutcheson


Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

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