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 March 3, 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

Kyle VanArsdlen
John Scott
Margaret Sexton
Sarah Womack

Violin II
Marceia Bartlett
Evelyn Caldwell
Colleen Chenail
Addison Ford
Alice Freeman
Kirsten Halverson
Gabriel Tucker

Viola
Theresa Fox *
Lynden Gilstrap
Carmen Granger
Meredith Meissner
Graydon Smith

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

String Bass
Austin Propst * +
Mara Barker
Rachel Couillard

Flute
Julienne Parker *
Moto Nomura
Katherine Walker

Piccolo
Moto Nomura *

Oboe
Susan Kundert *

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
Scot Mitchell
Dan Wolfe

Trombone
James Martin *
Chris Aye
Danny Davis +
Bob Higgins

Tuba
Dave Webb *

Harp
Carol Rauch * +

Piano
Kathleen O’Hare

Harpsichord
Heather Perryman

Timpani
Wayne Barnett *

Percussion
Desiree Shaffer *
Steven Broach
Jeremy Williams


Charles G. Ellis, Conductor Emeritus

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