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 23, 2021


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
Chang Zhang

Violin II
Alice Freeman * +
Gabriel Tucker **
Marceia Bartlett
Ronni Culley
Lilla Robinson
Ela Tokarska

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Caroline Jones
Charles Parker

Cello
Margaret Petty *
Sam Spicer
Melanie Tuttle

String Bass
Austin Propst *
Dan Cook

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker
Ashley Stanley-Robey

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams
Mai'ya Jackson

English Horn
Jeremy Williams*

Clarinet
Kordel Carter *
Harriet Thompson
Caroline Harper

Bass Clarinet
Pat Morgan * +
Joey Burgos **

Bassoon
Thor Wright *
Philip Atkins
Jacky Miller

Contrabassoon
Philip Atkins *

French Horn
Paul Manz *
Steve Bernstorf 
Gene Beazlie
Frank Hussey
Sonja Guthrie
Patrick Hayes

Trumpet
Sumner Spradling *
Jerry Franklin
Dave Weilnau
Luke Martin

Trombone
James Martin *
Mile Arnold **
Roger Carmichael
Chris Hayes

Tenor Tuba
James Martin *

Tuba
Tarick Chaleby *

Harp
Grace Ludtke *
Kristen Young

Celesta/Organ
Heather Perryman *

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desirée Shaffer *
Daryl Green


Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

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