Maestro lawrence loh

music director

Lawrence Loh, Music Director of Symphoria (Syracuse, NY), was named Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony commencing in the 2017/2018 season. Loh had a decade-plus association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra where he currently leads annual pops and other select programs.                                                                                   Read more


                                                                  GRANT COOPER

      CONDUCTOR EMERITUS

Born in New Zealand as the son of a professional opera singer, Cooper sang and acted in his first opera at age four and studied piano and music theory prior to college. 

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Meet the Musicians

VIOLIN I
Anton Shelepov, Concertmaster
     The Mary Price Ratrie Chair
Jennifer Wood, Acting Assistant Concertmaster
     The Emil Schoenbaum Chair
Liviu Dobrota*
Joan Knoblach
Margie Cooper
Bethany Stephan*
Martin Irving
John Lardinois
Mary Beth Kirkpatrick
Rebecca Neukom
Sandro Leal-Santiesteban

VIOLIN II
Sean Neukom, Acting Principal
  The Dorothy Taylor Hamilton Chair
Ian Jessee, Acting Assistant Principal
  The Elliot Family Foundation Chair
  in honor of Sallie McClaugherty

Irina Shelepov
Regan Quinn
Karen Barker
Kristopher Miller
Darrell Murray
Thomas Consolo

VIOLA
Bernard Di Gregorio, Principal
  The Blanchette H. Rockefeller Chair
Dan Boyer, Assistant Principal
   The Katharine Gerson DeBolt Memorial Chair
Sandra Groce
Huan Zhu
Rebecca Rothermel
Carl Larson
Claire Whitcomb*

CELLO
Andrea Di Gregorio, Principal
  The Katharine B. Tierney Chair
Hannah Pressley, Acting Assistant Principal
  The West Virginia Symphony League Chair
Kimberly Graham
Qing Zhang
Juliana Dills
Jun Zhang
Zoe Moskalew
Şölen Dikener

BASS
Jon Pascolini, Principal*
  The Hubert S.“Rabbit” Jones Chair
Jim Faulkner, Assistant Principal
  The Laurance Jones, III Chair
David Messina
Cory Palmer*
Bleda Elibal*
Victor Döme

HARP
Melody Rapier, Principal

FLUTE
Lindsey Goodman, Principal
  The Martha Gaines Wehrle Chair
Vacant
  The Ellen Beal Chair, from her friends

PICCOLO
Pamela Murchison
  The Andrew & Margo Teeter Chair

OBOE
Lorraine Dorsey, Principal
  The Lawson W. Hamilton Chair
Lora Lynn Snow

ENGLISH HORN
Alexander Winter

CLARINET
Robert Turizziani, Principal
  The John V. Ray Chair
Rachael Stutzman Cohen

BASS CLARINET
Jeanne Frieben

BASSOON
Klif Hodgkin, Principal*
Vacant

CONTRABASSOON
Vacant

HORN
Valerie Sly, Principal
   The Bob & Nancy Douglas Chair
Luke Zyla
Marsha Palmer
Tom Beal

TRUMPET
David Porter, Principal
  The Betty & Harry Casto Chair
Stephen Campbell, Acting Sub-Principal Trumpet

TROMBONE
Chris Dearth, Principal
David Parrilla
Glenn Proffit

TUBA
Carson McTeer, Principal

TIMPANI
Scott Christian, Principal*
  The John & Fonda Elliot Chair

PERCUSSION
Matt Larson, Principal
  The American Electric Power Foundation Chair
Vacant


*Leave of Absence


ORCHESTRA EMERITUS

Curt Bravine, Double Bass
Nick Greenberg, Double Bass
Fred Meyer, Oboe/English Horn
Scott Milam, Percussion
David Nesmith, French Horn
Terry Roush, Principal Tuba
June Warhoftig, Principal Flute