Howard Cinnamon, Music Director

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


To contact Dr. Cinnamon, use ONLY the following e-mail:

ISOMusDir@optimum.net        
           

For over 20 years, Dr. Cinnamon has served as the Music Director and Conductor for the Island Symphony Orchestra. 

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.

The Musicians of the 

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
Nancy Maia


CELLO
Susan Barbash

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


BASS
*Reynard Burns
John Cotsonas
James White


* - denotes principal


 

FLUTE
Mark Barton
*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
Rod Tibbetts

BASSOON
Edward Kurpis
*Karen Miller

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

TROMBONE
Kevin DeLargy
*Burt Klayman
Paul Sulkin

TUBA
Don Winston

TYMPANI
Ralph LaFemina

​OFFICERS: 

Martha Rabin
President

Lisa Brieff

Vice-President and Grantwriter

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

Donna Geiger

Marketing and Media Liaison


Monroe Semble

Board Member


Paul Little

Board Member - Music Committee


Rhoda Needlman

Corresponding Secretary


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Howard Cinnamon

Music Director

The 2017 ISO 

Board of Directors