About the Orchestra

The Greenwich Village Orchestra was founded in 1986 by a group of musicians from the New York Metropolitan area. We are a 70-person community orchestra made up of accountants, actors, artists, attorneys, carpenters, editors, physicians, professors, programmers, retirees, riverboat gamblers, scientists, secretaries, students, and teachers. For over thirty years, the Greenwich Village Orchestra has had a single purpose: to bring the best possible performances of great music to our audience. The GVO is committed to making music at the highest possible level and dedicated to enriching the lives of our players and our audience. Our performances are emotionally charged, exhilarating experiences that truly delight our audiences and the performers alike.

Roster

Music Director

Violin

  • Audrey Morse, co-concertmaster
  • Channing Yu, co-concertmaster
  • Fay Yu, co-principal second violin
  • Elana Estrin, co-principal second violin
  • Adam Grannick
  • Aled Roberts
  • Amy Norovich
  • Antonis Panayotatos
  • Brendan Ratchford
  • Chris Chen
  • Daphne Yang
  • David Kerr
  • Elaine Tai
  • Gareth Tan
  • Helen-Jean Arthur
  • Hui Wang
  • Jessica Spencer
  • Josephine Wu
  • Louise Moed
  • Max Häggblom
  • Michael Lin
  • Minerva Ho
  • Sara Barlowe
  • Sara Shahanaghi
  • Steven Bernstein
  • Sunita DeSouza
  • Tom Frenkel
  • Vivian Xu
  • Wen Chang-Lit
  • Yuko Sunda
  • Zhana Gurgenidze

Viola

  • Donald Yeh, co-principal
  • Jhena Vigrass, co-principal
  • Amy Pope
  • Carl Gaines
  • David Obelkevich
  • Emily Waldman
  • Kaska Troc
  • Lory Diez
  • Nicholas Mirabile

Cello

  • Cassey Stypowany, co-principal
  • Courtney Kaita, co-principal
  • Alice Ling
  • Annie Paulson
  • David Jenkins
  • George Dilthey
  • Jonathan Atkins
  • Katy Salomon
  • Lauren Cowles
  • Luna Shyr
  • Varuni Tiruchelvam

Double Bass

  • Thomas Gleason, co-principal
  • Lee Weiss, co-principal
  • Andrew Hall
  • Jeff Rozany
  • Zach Lane

Assistant Conductor

Flute

Piccolo

  • Alison Murphy

Oboe

  • Shannon Bryant*
  • Jessica Key

English Horn

Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

  • Louis Stenerson

Bassoon

Contrabassoon

  • Phil Fedora

French Horn

  • Daniel Schulze*
  • Emma Reber
  • Erik Hyman
  • Glenn Thrope
  • Tori Boell

Trumpet

  • Phil Parsons*
  • David Burgy
  • Ian Schaefer

Trombone

Bass Trombone

  • Phillip Mayer

Tuba

Percussion

* — denotes section principal
~ — indicates chair sponsorship

Board Members

President

  • Amy Norovich

Vice President

  • Barnaby Kendall

Treasurer

  • Max Häggblom

Secretary

  • Jeff Blye

Ex-officio

  • Barbara Yahr

Members-at-large

  • Audrey Morse
  • Benjamin Vokits
  • Elana Estrin
  • Eric Mahl
  • George Dilthey
  • Helen-Jean Arthur
  • Lauren Cowles
  • Phil Parsons
  • Simon Dratfield
  • Sunita DeSouza
  • Thomas Cawley

Administration

Executive Director

Librarian

  • Phil Parsons

Publicity

  • Lauren Cowles
  • George Dilthey
  • Tom Frenkel
  • David Jenkins
  • Katy Salomon

Concert Manager

  • Eric Mahl

Webmaster

  • Barnaby Kendall

Personnel Managers

  • Annie Paulson
  • Simon Dratfield
  • Benjamin Vokits
  • Gerard Gordon

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