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 The Orchestra

The Music Director

 Israel Getzov - Music Director

Music Director

Israel Getzov

American conductor Israel Getzov begins his thirteenth season as Music Director of the Conway Symphony Orchestra.  He also serves as Music Director of the Little Rock Wind Symphony, and 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, Shanghai Philharmonic, Asheville Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, Skokie Valley Symphony, Monroe Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Tianjin Symphony, Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, Bolivia Classica, and the Encuentro Jovenes Musicos Festival in La Paz.  As an opera conductor, he led the world premiere of The Scarlet 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.

He 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, Jansons, and Rostropovich. He was a founding member of the Rockefeller String Quartet, a professional quartet with whom he gave over 200 concerts.

An in-demand educator of ensemble techniques, Mr. Getzov holds a tenured professorship at the University of Central Arkansas, and has given clinics at many conservatories in the U.S. and China.  An experienced speaker, he was the host of his own weekly radio program on Arkansas KLRE 90.5FM called “Izzy Investigates” and he has also performed live as a chamber musician on WFMT and WBEZ in Chicago.  

The Orchestra



Linda Hsu
    The Edward Jones Investment
    Principal Chair

Nelio Zamorano
    Principal Second Violin
Qinqing Yang
    Associate Principal
Brian Cooper
Charlotte Crosmer
Gustavo Fernandez

Albert Garcia Delgadillo
Faith Guidry
Beth Gould
Cheih - Po Huang
Tatiana Kotcherguina
Karen Jarobe
Tom McDonald
Abigail McGee
Magdalena Ryszkowski
Jessica Vangsnes
Leigh Wing
Miaomiao Xie
Vera Xin



Katherine Reynolds
Gianni Gambini
    Associate Principal
Anna Bass
Joe Joyner
Kimberly Lovelace
Corey Smith


Stephen Feldman
Sara Vaca Anaya
    Associate Principal
    Holly Haly, Sponsor

Selva Aliss
Rosemary Campbell
Christine Cao
Ixtah Navarro
Carrick Patterson


Juan Salamanca
Nathan Boyd
Aidan Crum
Marco Esquives

Flutes & Piccolo

Shawn Harris
Oscar Chungara
Ashley Franklin
Lidiana Vendrame
Grace Zimmerman


Lorraine Duso - Kitts
Andre Cusicanqui
Kortnee Kalberer
Chen Shangkun

English Horn

Andre Cusicanqui


Dahre Miller
Jessie Chung
Taylor Johns
Richard Ralston

Bass Clarinet

Jacob Gatlin


Jonathan Hankins - Hull
Katie Chenoweth
Megan Linton


Megan Linton


Dawn and Brian Jackson Section Sponsor
Brent Shires
Josie Tian
Blake Hanson
Hannah Brown
Durham Hill


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen Section Sponsor
Steve James
    Southern Table Principal Chair
Brian Eubanks
Tess Hall
    Mrs. Erika Cohen, Sponsor
Stephen Cohen
Woody Boyd


Justin Cook
Dominick Viviano
Paden Sharp

Bass Trombone

Neftaly Gonzalez
Tye Weaver


Christine Donahue and George Mayo Section Sponsor
Sam V. Tuttle


Rachel Anderson
    St. Francis Veterinary Clinic
    Principal Chair
Mariana Aun
Dylan Betnar
Carter Harlan
Noah Mellick


Gunnar Bartlett
    Palmer Music Company
    Principal Chair


Carl Anthony
Paul Dickinson
Stefanie Dickinson


Anna Cooney

Usher and Setup Personnel
The Men of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America — Kappa Iota Chapter