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 18, 2018


Violin I
Matvey Lapin
Concertmaster
John Scott
Principal
Dr. Gibson endowed chair
Dr. Thomas J. &
Mrs. Margaret A. Hardy

Shelley Barnhart
Sandy Chang
Christopher Martin
Dominique Shaffer
Karl VanArsdalen

Violin II
Marceia Bartlett
Evelyn Caldwell
Colleen Chenail
Abby Chism
Ronnie Culley
Addison Ford +
Alice Freeman
Kirsten Halverson
Gabriel Tucker

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Lynden Gilstrap +
Caroline Jones
Jose Elias Muñiz
Graydon Smith +

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

String Bass
Austin Propst *
Rachel Couillard
Will Scearce

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker +

Piccolo
Moto Nomura *

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams

Clarinet/Saxphone
Kordel Carter *
Phil Adkins
Mike Regan
Harriet Thompson +
Thor Wright

Bassoon
Thor Wright *
Phil Atkins
Jacky Miller

Contra Bassoon
Phil Atkins

French Horn
Paul Manz *
Gene Beazlie +
Steven Bernstorf 
Laura Hartness
Frank Hussey

Trumpet
Jerry Franklin * 
Charles Ellis
Scot Mitchell
Moises Nieves

Trombone
James Martin *
Roger Carmichael
Danny Davis

Tuba
Dave Webb *

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Celesta/Piano
Kathleen O’Hare * +
Heather Perryman

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desirée Shaffer *
Daryl Green
Matt Phillips
Steven Broach +



Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

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