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The Orchestra
 
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The Music Director

 
Israel Getzov - Music Director

Israel Getzov

American conductor Israel Getzov begins his fifteenth season as Music Director of the Conway Symphony Orchestra.  He also serves as Music Director of the Little Rock Winds, and Artistic Advisor to the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santa Cruz de la Sierra. He previously held the positions of Associate Conductor of the Arkansas Symphony and Principal Conductor of the Tianjin Philharmonic, the resident orchestra of the Tianjin Grand Theater. 

Mr. Getzov has conducted orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, including Abilene Philharmonic, Asheville, Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Monroe Symphony, Skokie Valley Symphony, Shanghai Philharmonic, Symphony of the Mountains, Tianjin Symphony, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, Bolivia Classica, University of Taipei Symphony, and the Encuentro Jovenes Musicos Festival in La Paz.  As an opera conductor, he led the world premiere of The Scarlett Letter by American composer Lori Laitman, conducted works of Giancarlo Menotti at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and worked as Staff Conductor for Tianjin Grand Opera in productions of La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Bluebeard’s Castle, and Oedipus Rex. 

Mr. Getzov was selected by Leonard Slatkin to conduct the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and was chosen by David Zinman for the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival.

Mr. Getzov started the violin at age 3, and later studied viola, piano and percussion.  He has performed as an orchestral violinist with many renowned conductors including Barenboim, Boulez, Solti, Mehta and Rostropovich. He was a founding member of the Rockefeller String Quartet, a professional quartet with whom he gave over 200 concerts. Mr. Getzov holds a tenured professorship at the University of Central Arkansas and has given clinics at many conservatories in the U.S., China, Taiwan and Bolivia. An experienced public speaker, he hosted his own weekly radio program on Arkansas KLRE 90.5FM called “Izzy Investigates.”

 

The Orchestra

 

Violin

Linda Hsu
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    Concertmaster Chair

Katherine Williamson
    Principal Second Violin
Albert Garcia Delgadillo
Juan Mario Moreno
Nelio Zamorano
    Associate Principals
Faith Guidry
Tony Huang
Karen Jarboe
Graham Jones
Tatiana Kotcherguina
Margaret Lawless
Abraham Martinez
Sandra McDonald
Thomas McDonald
Abigail McGee
Oksana Pavilionis
Magdalena Ryszowski
Algis Staskevicius
Annie Wang
Leigh Wing
Qinqing Yang
Sherry Zhang

 

Viola

Katherine Reynolds
    Principal
Vidal Verastegui Ruiz
    Associate Principal
Isaac Asher
Anna Bass
Quinton Frederic
Fernando Garcia
Thomas McDonald
Marco Moya

Cello

Stephen Feldman
    Principal
Daniel Ebner
    Associate Principal
Selva Aliss
Carrick Patterson
Miguel Pereira
Paul Seminara
Flavio Unzueta
Sara Vaca Anaya
Will Ward

Bass

Joel Schnackel
    Principal
Nathan Boyd
Associate Principal
Jonathan Huggins
Chad Lunsford


Flute & PICCOlO

Ashley Duong
Adriana Manzano
Lavonne Riggins

Oboe & English horn

Lorraine Duso - Kitts
Cesar Blas

Clarinet

Brent Fatherly
Irene Lee

Bassoon

Jonathan Hankins - Hull
Katie Chenowith
Megan Linton


Horn

Elisha Johnson
Caroline Harrod
Matt Langdale
Josie Tian

Trumpet

Kaleb Cruz
Brian Eubanks
Baylee Womack

Trombone

Dominick Viviano
Ashley McIninch

Bass Trombone

Channing Andrews

Tuba

Sam Revis


Timpani

Gunnar A. Bartlett
  Principal

Percussion

Vivienne Boudreaux
Principal
Aaron Forrester
Anna Mellick
Simon Podsiadlik

Keyboard

Alex Mamani Segales

Harp

Anna Cooney


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