Dr. Eric R. Stewart currently serves as the music director of the Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, and adjunct professor at the John C. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. He has conducted at such venues as Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall) and the Four Seasons Centre of the Canadian Opera Company (Bradshaw Amphitheatre), and has been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC). Eric served as the assistant conductor of the Argento Ensemble, the gamUT Contemporary Ensemble, and as cover conductor of the the Harbor Opera Company, the Peabody Renaissance Ensemble/Baltimore Baroque Band, and the 92Y Orchestra.


As a composer, Eric's music has been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He was a finalist for the Antonin Dvorak International Composition Award and the ASCAP Morton Gould Award. He has received scholarships from the Aspen Music Festival, the Peabody Conservatory- where he earned his BM and MM in composition, and the University of Toronto - where he earned his DMA in composition. His teachers included Michael Hersch, Chris Theofanidis, and Sam Adler.

2018 Orchestra Roster


About

Dr. Eric R. Stewart

Music Director and Conductor

The Musicians of the 

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Paul Little

VIOLIN
*Paul Little, Concertmaster
Darlene Abbate-Struss
Diana Berthold
John A. Cardona

Catherine Cole
Barbara Ebin
Donna Geiger

Cecelia Hecht
Barbara Livant
Anne Mandaro
Dawn Martin
*Rhoda Needlman

Cindy Pacini


VIOLA
* Lisa Brieff
Florence Hengeveld
Roger Horn
Lora Kuykendall

Nancy Maia


CELLO
Susan Barbash

Jennifer Flaum
Lou Gerber
* Richard Gotlib
James Ryan
Monroe Semble

Monica Wedell

Irene Wehn



BASSs

Fred Weidenhammer

James White

Tommy Wu


* - denotes principal


 

FLUTE
Yu-Shan (Sandy) Chang

*Martha Rabin
Allan Sperber

PICCOLO
Allan Sperber

OBOE

*Mark Flanzraich

Sueann Stein
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
Alan Mendelsohn (alternate)

*Douglas Mole
Colin Richardson

Frank Turso



TROMBONE
Kevin DeLargy
*Burt Klayman
Paul Sulkin

TUBA
Don Winston

TYMPANI / PERCUSSION
*Ralph LaFemina

Ken Bennett (Percussion)



​EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS: 

Lisa Brieff
President and Grantwriter

Donna Geiger

Vice-President and Marketing Liaison

Darlene Abbate-Struss
Recording Secretary

Edward Kurpis
Treasurer and Webmaster



BOARD ADVISOR:


Dr. Eric R. Stewart

Music Director and Conductor



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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