ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Paul Little

VIOLIN
*Paul Little, Concertmaster
Darlene Abbate-Struss
Siri Bergheim
Diana Berthold
John A. Cardona
Barbara Ebin
Donna Geiger
Dorothy Grand

Alex Johnson
Barbara Livant
Margaret Malloy
Dawn Martin
*Rhoda Needlman
Denise Newman
Margot Rosenthal

Corey Sammartino-Guzzi


VIOLA
* Lisa Brieff
Florence Hengeveld
Roger Horn
Lora Kuykendall

Nancy Maia


CELLO
Susan Barbash

Jennifer Flaum
Lou Gerber
* Richard Gotlib
James Ryan
Nancy Rusch
Monroe Semble


BASS
John Cotsonas
James White


* - denotes principal


 

FLUTE
*Martha Rabin
Carol Sparrow
Allan Sperber

PICCOLO
Allan Sperber

OBOE
Lois Barton

*Mark Flanzraich
Judith Budd- Walsh

ENGLISH HORN
Judith Budd-Walsh

CLARINET
*Michael Friedman
Nathan Garfinkel

BASSOON
Edward Kurpis
*Karen Miller

FRENCH HORN
*Leonard Apicella
Tina Barkan
 Larry Lupow
Dennis Moller
Phyllis Manville
         
TRUMPET
Douglas Mole
Colin Richardson

TROMBONE
Kevin DeLargy
*Burt Klayman
Paul Sulkin

TUBA
Don Winston

TYMPANI
Ralph LaFemina

To honor Dr. Cinnamon's long-term dedication to our group, the ISO has established the "Dr. Howard Cinnamon Scholarship Fund" in which an annual monetary scholarship will be awarded to a deserving music student in our local community.  The fund's first award will be granted in 2018; details on how to qualify will appear on our website shortly.      

​OFFICERS: 

Lisa Brieff
President and Grantwriter

Donna Geiger

Vice-President and Marketing Liaison

Darlene Abbate-Struss
Recording Secretary

Edward Kurpis
Treasurer and Webmaster



DIRECTORS:

Nancy Maia
Symphony Librarian and Archivist

Dawn Martin

Concert Coordinator

Allan Sperber
Personnel Manger

Rhoda Needlman

Corresponding Secretary

Paul Little

Board Member - Music Committee

Martha Rabin

Board Member


Monroe Semble

Board Member


Mark Flanzraich

Board Member


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Howard Cinnamon

Music Director Emeritus

The 2017-18 ISO 

Board of Directors

2017 Orchestra Roster


Dr. Cinnamon has presented papers on the music of Brahms, Liszt, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky at numerous scholarly conferences, and has published papers on Liszt, Schoenberg, Bach, and Chopin in Music Theory Spectrum, Theory and Practice, In Theory Only, Indiana Theory Review, Intégral and Gamut. 


He was a member of the Executive Board of the Music Theory Society of New York State (2008 - 2013) and previously served as its Treasurer (1991-95). He is currently Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory/Composition at Hofstra University and was Chair of its Department of Music from 2001-2010


 
    
       

After 25 years, Dr. Howard Cinnamon, who has faithfully served as Music Director and Conductor, announced his retirement from the Island Symphony Orchestra, effective September 1, 2017.

A distinguished music theorist and conductor, Dr. Cinnamon received his B.A. from The City College, CUNY, his M.A. from Queens College, CUNY, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  He has served as Music Director of the Long Beach (LI) Symphony and the Bay Area (BAFFA) Symphony, as Interim Director of the Hofstra University Orchestra and as Conductor of the Hofstra Summer Reading Orchestra.  He has also appeared regularly as Guest Conductor of the Massapequa Philharmonic.


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