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 7, 2022


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

Bethany Bidgood
Christopher Martin +
Heather Taylor
Sheryl Manz

Violin II
Alice Freeman *
Gabriel Tucker +
Marceia Bartlett +
Ronni Culley+
Lilla Robinson
Colleen Chenail
Ulric Schweizer

Viola
Theresa Fox*
Atticus Hawke
Carter Bradley
Charles Parker
Kelli Stockmal

Cello
Margaret Petty*
Sam Spicer
Gayle Masarie
Caroline Youngdale

String Bass
Austin Propst *

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams

English Horn
Jeremy Williams *

Clarinet
Kordel Carter *
Harriet Thompson

Bass Clarinet
Pat Morgan *

Bassoon
Thor Wright *
Philip Atkins
Jacky Miller

Contrabassoon
Philip Atkins *

Saxophone
Steve Chafatelli
Harriet Thompson
Thor Wright
William Wright

French Horn
Paul Manz *
Steve Bernstorf @
Gene Beazlie
Frank Hussey
Jake McGrath #

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

Trombone
James Martin*
Mike Arnold
Roger Carmichael+
John Martin

Tuba
Tarick Chaleby *

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Piano
Heather Perryman *+
Anne Lewis **

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *
Al Green **

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer*
Daryl Green
Jeremy Williams

Base Guitar
Matvey Lapin

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

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