Our 60-member orchestra full of highly skilled professional musicians from Berks and beyond is dedicated to bringing our audiences world-class music, close to home.


Reading Symphony Orchestra

Musicians

Violin

Christopher Collins Lee, Concertmaster
Eliezer Gutman, Associate Concertmaster
Vladimir Aleksandruk
Paul Reiser
Eliza Cho *
Inna Eyzerovich
Lisa Sebastiani
Janet Pinkow
Yehong Xiong
Todd Sullivan
Stefan Xhori
Betsy Swartz

Violin II

Valerie Levicoff, Assistant Principal
Lisa Lynch Shumas
Millie Bai
Jassamine Harris
Elizabeth Hess
Nancy Jan
Connie Trach
Robert Kuntz
Elizabeth Mang

Viola

Elizabeth Jaffe, Principal
Nana Gaskins Vaughn, Assistant Principal
Dorothy Allyn
Ardath Belzer, Principal Emeritus
Christy Kauffman
Lucille Windt

Cello

Peter Brye, Assistant Principal
Patricia Daniels
Charles DePasquale
Jan Dixon
Mark Ward

Bass

Douglas Mapp, Principal
Devin Howell, Assistant Principal
Charles Breaux
Daniel Merriman

Flute

Yevgeny Faniuk, Principal
Anne Weiser
Kim Reighley

Oboe

Terence Belzer, Principal
Stephen Labiner

Clarinet

Janine Thomas, Principal
Joshua Kovach
Julie Beth Drey

Bassoon

Valerie Trollinger-Flohr, Principal
Gail Ober

French Horn

James Rester, Principal
Paul Rosenberg
Kimberly Gilman

Trumpet

Frank Ferraro Jr., Principal
JoAnn Lamolino
Stephen Heitzer

Trombone

Brad Ward, Principal
Wm. Barry McCommon

Tuba

Eric Bubacz, Principal

Percussion

Robert Nowak, Principal
Thomas Blanchard
David Nelson

Harp

Jane Kauffman Brye, Principal

Timpani

William Wozniak

* Indicates On Leave


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