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Music Director

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 Southeastern Connecticut 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

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Former CSO violist Jessica Tan wrote a college admission essay that beautifully describes her experience with the CSO. To view the essay, click here.

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2022-23 Musicians

First Violins 

Joshua Cooper

Bruce Hazard

Gail Holland

Qing Liu

Margaret Weeks*

Bulat Ziganshin

Second Violins

Heather Constantinescu

Emily D'Souza

Adelheid Koepfer

Jo-Ann Little

Francis Pascual

Ashley Peng

Joanne VanVlack



Sandie Apuzzo

Joanna Falzarano

Edwin Hord

Michael White*


Craig Cowing

Ben Foster

Tom Frank

Paula Knight*

Diane Larivee*

Kim Reid*

Sarah Sigler

Beth Zambrano Curtin


Eugene Ciccone

Leonidas Jones

Jang Kim

Don Wallace


Maddie Chasse

Michele Cohen

Caroline Jacobs*

Mary Schmelcke


Mary Schmelcke


Kathy Clark

Eric Glaviano


Jean Gura

Brooke Minassian


Sue Lonergan*

Brenda Tousignant*


Jan Frymyer

Lindsey MacNab-Renauld

Judith Pierson

Ashlee Richardson

Bill Shea

Ralph Bonfiglio

Erin Sciricia*



Griffin Gunther

Jessie Piper

Bill Prasil


Chris Schrock


Anthony Anastasio


Ted Kuhne

* Board of Directors

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