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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 fourteenth 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

 

Violin

Linda Hsu
    Concertmaster
    The Edward Jones Investment
    Principal Chair

Katherine Williamson
    Principal Second Violin
Qinqing Yang
Nelio Zamorano
Albert Garcia Delgadillo
    Associate Principals
Charlotte Crosmer
Travis Ebner
George Fu
Beth Gould
Faith Guidry
Cheih - Po Huang
Tatiana Kotcherguina
Karen Jarobe
Zoe Lin
Abby Long
Joanne May
Sandy McDonald
Tom McDonald
Abigail McGee
Leigh Wing

 

Viola

Katherine Reynolds
    Principal
Vidal Verastegui
    Associate Principal
Isaac Asher
Anna Bass
Quinton Frederic
Kimberly Lovelace
Logan Mabry
Thomas McDonald
Marco Moya

Cello

Holly Haley Section Sponsor
Stephen Feldman
    Principal
Miguel Pereira
    Associate Principal
Selva Aliss
Daniel Ebner
Lucas Mason
Ixtah X. Navarro
Carrick Patterson
Paul Seminara
Flavio Unzueta
Sara Vaca

Bass

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


Flute & PICCOlO

Shawn Harris
Lidiana Vendrame
Ashley Franklin

Oboe

Lorraine Duso - Kitts
Emelia Belin

English Horn

Kortnee Kalberer

Clarinet

Dahre Miller
Richard Ralston
Jacob Gatlin

Bassoon

Jonathan Hankins - Hull
Katie Chenowith


Horn

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

Trumpet

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

Trombone

J.D. and Janet Gingerich Section Sponsor
Justin Cook
Dominick F. Viviano
Ashley McIninch

Bass Trombone

Tye Weaver

Tuba

Christine Donahue and
George Mayo Section Sponsor

Benjamin Scaccia


Timpani

Gunnar A. Bartlett
    The Palmer Music Company
    Principal Chair

Percussion

Vivienne Boudreaux
Joshua Harley
Joshua Hawk
Anna Mellick

Keyboard

Carl Anthony
Paul Dickinson

Harp

Anna Cooney


Usher and Setup Personnel
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