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 5, 2018


Violin I
Matvey Lapin
Concertmaster
+
Staley Lyle *
Principal
Noah F. Gibson, IV, M.D Chair
Endowed by Dr. Thomas J.
& Mrs. Margaret A. Hardy

Colleen Chenail
John Scott
Margaret Sexton +
Naomi Woods

Violin II
Marceia Bartlett
Evelyn Caldwell
Ronni Culley
Addison Ford +
Alice Freeman
Kirsten Halverson
Gregorio Midero
Gabriel Tucker

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Melisa Coleman
Lynden Gilstrap +
Caroline Jones
Meredith Meissner +
Graydon Smith

Cello
Shayne Estes *
Holly Lyle
Margaret Petty
Shipra Trivedi
Rebekah Williams

String Bass
Austin Propst *
Rachel Couillard

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker

Piccolo
Moto Nomura *

Oboe
Susan Kundert *
Jeremy Williams

English Horn
Jeremy Williams

Clarinet
Harriet Thompson *
Kordel Carter

Bass Clarinet
Phil Atkins

Saxophone
Kevin Jacques
Thor Wright

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
Scot Mitchell
Dan Wolfe

Trombone
James Martin *
Chris Aye
Danny Davis
Bob Higgins

Tuba
Dave Webb *

Harp
Carol Rauch *

Piano/Celesta
Kathleen O’Hare

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer *
Steven Broach
Tim Navis


Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

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