Music Director
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Hilarie Clark Moore's curiosity and desire to learn everything she can about music - its history, the theory, and performance practices - has motivated her to approach music from   

all angles. Her education blends both music academia and performance. At the University of Connecticut, she received her Bachelor of Music Degree on French horn performance in 1985. In 1991, she earned her Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. As a conductor, she directs the Chamber Music by the River, the New London Community Orchestra, and the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra. In the past, she has directed the SUNY Orange Community Orchestra and the SUNY Orange Chamber Ensemble. She has also served as assistant conductor of the Hudson Opera Theatre, conducted Sweeney Todd for SummerStar Theatre, and has been a guest conductor for Cortlandt Chamber Orchestra and the Willamantic Orchestra. For more information, go to www.hilarieclarkmoore.com.

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2019-20 Musicians
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First Violins

Edan Sabah

       Concertmaster

Jaime Blois

Bruce Hazard

Chris Massa Pelletier

Gerald Oppenheim

Daniel Ostapenko

Jacob Ostapenko

Margaret Weeks*

Second Violins

Zach Bates

Adelheid Koepfer

Jo-Ann Little

Joanne VanVlack

Donna Lynch

Violas

Laura Bertekap

Joanna Faizarano

Edwin Hord

Ying Tao

Donna Lynch

Cellos

Eileen Benoit

Craig Cowing

Ben Foster

Tom Frank

Paula Knight*

Kim Reid*

Sarah Sigler

Basses

Jang Kim

Don Wallace

Flutes

Judith Beers*

Caroline Jacobs*

Mary Schmelcke

Piccolos

Mary Schmelcke

Oboes

Kathy Clark

Janet Johnson

English Horn

Kathy Clark

Clarinets

Jean Gura

Brooke Minassian

Bassoons

Sue Lonergan*

Brenda Tousignant*

Horns

Lindsey Macnab-Renald

Barry Piekos

Judith Pierson

Bill Shea

Trumpets

Ralph Bonfiglio

Jack Garber

Erin Sciricia

Joel Schlank

Trombones

Griffin Gunther

Paul Johnson

Bill Prasil

Tuba

Chris Schrock

Percussion

Ted Kuhne

Keyboard

Jane Bates

* Board of Directors

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