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 The Orchestra
 
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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

 

Violins

Linda Hsu
    Concertmaster,
    The Edward Jones Investment
    Principal Chair

Nelio Zamorano
    Principal Second Violin
Qinqing Yang
    Associate Principal
Charlotte Crosmer
Albert Garcia Delgadillo
Travis Ebner
 

Faith Guidry
Cheih - Po Huang
Tatiana Kotcherguina
Karen Jarobe
Zoe Lin
Sandy McDonald
Tom McDonald
Abigail McGee
Oksana Pavilionis
Magdalena Ryszkowski
Algis Staskevicius
Leigh Wing

 

Violas

Katherine Reynolds
    Principal
Isaac Asher
    Associate Principal
Anna Bass
Quinton Frederic
Joe Joyner
Kimberly Lovelace
Marco Moya

Cellos

Holly Haley Section Sponsor
Stephen Feldman
    Principal
Miguel Pereira
    Associate Principal
Daniel Ebner
Lucas Mason
Ixtah Navarro
Carrick Patterson
Paul Seminara
Flavio Unzueta

Basses

Brian Wolverton
    Principal
Nathan Boyd
Associate Principal
Marco Esquives
Jonathan Huggins
Chad Lunsford


Flutes & Piccolo

Shawn Harris
Ashley Franklin
Lidiana Vendrame

Oboes

Lorraine Duso - Kitts
Andre Cusicanqui

English Horn

Kortnee Kalberer

Clarinets

Dahre Miller
Taylor Johns

Bassoons

Jonathan Hankins - Hull
Megan Linton

Contrabassoon

Megan Linton


Horns

Dawn and Brian Jackson Section Sponsor
Brent Shires
Caroline Harrod
Durham Hill
Elisha Johnson
Josie Tian

Trumpets

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen Section Sponsor
Kaleb Cruz
    Southern Table Principal Chair
Woodrow Boyd
Tess Hall
    Erika Cohen Sponsored Chair
    

Trombones

J.D. and Janet Gingerich Section Sponsor
Paden Sharp
Dominick F. Viviano

Bass Trombone

Tyler Smith

Tuba

Christine Donahue and George Mayo Section Sponsor
Sam V. Tuttle


Percussion

Rachel Anderson
Gunnar Bartlett
Joshua Harley
Noah Mellick

Timpani

Vivienne Boudreaux
    The Palmer Music Company
    Principal Chair

Keyboard

Carl Anthony

Harp

Anna Cooney


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