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

  • Andrew Pak, co-concertmaster
  • Audrey Morse, co-concertmaster
  • Fay Yu, co-principal second violin
  • Elana Estrin, co-principal second violin
  • Adam Grannick
  • Aled Roberts
  • Amy Norovich
  • Antonis Panayotatos
  • Chris Chen
  • Claire Park
  • David Kerr
  • Elaine Tai
  • Gareth Tan
  • Helen-Jean Arthur
  • Jeehyun Yim
  • Louise Moed
  • Max Häggblom
  • Steven Bernstein
  • Sunita DeSouza
  • Tom Frenkel
  • Wen Chang-Lit

Viola

  • Donald Yeh, co-principal
  • Cindy Lan, co-principal
  • Amy Pope
  • Carl Gaines
  • Hui Wang
  • Lory Diez
  • Nicholas Mirabile

Cello

  • Cassey Stypowany, co-principal
  • Courtney Kaita, co-principal
  • Annie Paulson
  • David Jenkins
  • George Dilthey
  • Kathryn Gray
  • Katy Salomon
  • Lauren Cowles
  • Luna Shyr
  • Varuni Tiruchelvam

Double Bass

  • Jared Cazel, co-principal
  • Harrison Dilthey, co-principal
  • Jeff Rozany, associate principal
  • Andrew Hall
  • Fima Ephron
  • Keith Carroll

Assistant Conductor

Flute/Piccolo

Oboe/English Horn

Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

  • Louis Stenerson

Bassoon

Contrabassoon

  • Phil Fedora

French Horn

  • Daniel Schulze*
  • Erik Hyman
  • Glenn Thrope
  • Sam Gindin

Trumpet

  • Richard Woodbury*
  • Ian Schaefer
  • Jonathan Woodbury

Trombone

Bass Trombone

  • Phillip Mayer

Tuba

Percussion

  • Gerard Gordon*
  • Andrew Snyder
  • Julian Bennet Holmes
  • Laura Vuksinich

Harp

* — denotes section principal
~ — indicates chair sponsorship

President

  • Amy Norovich

Vice President

  • Barnaby Kendall

Treasurer

  • Max Häggblom

Secretary

  • Jeff Blye

Ex-officio

  • Barbara Yahr

Members-at-large

  • Andrew Pak
  • Audrey Morse
  • Benjamin Vokits
  • Elana Estrin
  • Eric Mahl
  • Helen-Jean Arthur
  • Jason Smoller
  • Lauren Cowles
  • Simon Dratfield
  • Sophia Saunders-Jones
  • Sunita DeSouza
  • Thomas Cawley

Administration

Librarian

  • Sophia Saunders-Jones

Publicity

  • Lauren Cowles
  • Tom Frenkel
  • David Jenkins
  • Katy Vickers
  • Richard Woodbury

Webmaster

  • Barnaby Kendall

Personnel Managers

  • Amy Noravich
  • Simon Dratfield
  • Benjamin Vokits
  • Gerard Gordon

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