About the Orchestra

The New River Orchestra, Inc. is the collaboration of a group of musicians for the continued study and performance of classical music. Our vision is to be an elite local orchestra. We are committed to being a source of pride and joy for our audience.

The orchestra was founded in 2005 by Beverly Daw, Frank Molano, and Linc Lackey, and began with 15 members looking for a musical outlet during the summer season. Today, the orchestra has grown into a group of over 50 members.

We are committed to having a rewarding educational and musical experience for both our members and our audiences.

Program 2017

Rossini - La Gazza Ladra Overture

Holst - Jupiter, from The Planets

Khachaturian - Masquerade Waltz

Vaughan Williams - English Folk Songs

Moussorgsky (arr. Ravel) - Selections from Pictures at an Exhibition

A Tribute to Henry Mancini (arr. Calvin Custer)

Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Carribbean (arr. Ted Ricketts)

C. Johnson - Will There Really be a Morning (featuring St. Clements Children's Choir)

R. Loveland - You Raise Me Up(featuring St. Clements Children's Choir)


2017 Roster

  • Flute
    Carol Naveira-Nicholson*
    Beth Sperling

    Beth Sperling

    Kathy Crotty*
    Mike Rieder
    Eula Skehan

    Janice Gillies*
    Lee Berger

    English Horn
    Lee Berger

    James Finsterle
    Tonia Marcune
    Marc H. Slakoff*

    French Horn
    Tim Beasor
    Emerson Melo
    Kim Nickelson*
    Abraham Smith

    Dennis Noday*
    Chaim Rubinov
    Bill Wasserman

    Mark Edwards*
    Charles Frishman
    Charles Garrett

    Patrick Anello

    Stephanie Coleman*
    Jonathan Sydel

    Drum Set
    Rafael Ramirez

  • Violin 1
    Reagan Beagle
    Alicia Bustamante
    Nalina Fisher
    Gloria Hakkarainen
    Mathew Hakkarainen
    Rand Margitza
    Stuart McIver**
    Julia Prokofieva
    Katy Sharf

    Violin II
    Debbie Anselma
    David Chen
    Huifang Chen
    Janice Coker
    Andi Gomberg
    Rena Sydel
    Cesar Vieria*

    Stephanie Firdman
    Bob Gavilo*
    Dorothy Hegarty
    Frank Molano
    Ellen Musen
    SueEllen Pompa

    Bill Bryan
    Judith Bezark
    Beverly Daw*
    Monica McBride
    Diana Murdock
    Stuart Wardlaw

    Linc Lackey
    Piper Spencer

    Dorothy Hegarty

    ** Denotes Concertmaster
    * Denotes Principal

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