About

Dr. Eric R. Stewart

Music Director and Conductor

The Musicians of the 

​EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS: 

Darlene Abbate-Struss
President

Donna Geiger

Vice-President and Marketing Liaison

Lisa Brieff
Recording Secretary and Grantwriter

Edward Kurpis
Treasurer



BOARD ADVISOR:


Dr. Eric R. Stewart

Music Director and Conductor



DIRECTORS:

Nancy Maia
Symphony Librarian and Archivist

 - Open -

Concert Coordinator

Allan Sperber
Personnel Manger

 - Open -

Corresponding Secretary

Paul Little

Board Member - Music Committee

Susan Barbash

Board Member - Sponsorship Committee


Monroe Semble

Board Member - Venue Organizing Committee


Mark Flanzraich

Board Member


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The 2018-19 ISO 

Board of Directors



Dr. Eric R. Stewart currently serves as the music director of the Long Island Symphonic Choral Association, and formerly an 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.

2019 Orchestra Roster

ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Paul Little

VIOLIN
*Paul Little, Concertmaster
Darlene Abbate-Struss
Diana Berthold

*Catherine Cole
Barbara Ebin
Donna Geiger

Cecelia Hecht

Lora Kuykendall
Barbara Livant
Anne Mandaro
Dawn Martin
Rhoda Needlman

Cindy Pacini


VIOLA
* Lisa Brieff
Florence Hengeveld
Roger Horn

Nancy Maia

Marguerite Vononts

Anthony Wallen


CELLO
Susan Barbash
* Richard Gotlib

James Ryan
Monroe Semble

Irene Wehn



BASSs

Fred Weidenhammer

James White




* - denotes principal


 

FLUTE
Yu-Shan (Sandy) Chang

Danielle Hall

*Leslie Strait
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



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