About the Orchestra

The Westlake Village Symphony is comprised of some of the Conejo Valley's finest professional, semi-professional, and aspiring orchestral musicians.

FLUTE

Rhondda Dayton, principal

Laura Vivino

Deborah McMurray, piccolo

 

OBOE

Fred Beerstein, principal

Ryan Golds, English Horn

Lynn Olson

 

CLARINET

Karen Gatchel, principal

Sandee Langlois

Walter Rugh, bass clarinet

 

BASSOON

Nick Ackdag, principal

Betsy Robinson

FRENCH HORN

James Gatchel, co-principal

Tylar Nichols, co-principal

Paige Griffin

Michelle Predmore

Martin Reed

 

TRUMPET

Jack Humes, principal

Peter Davis

Michael Trudell

 

TROMBONE

Bob Goodwin, principal

 

TIMPANI

Dean Hinkley, principal

 

PERCUSSION

Ken Dayton

 

HARP

Laura Leininger

VIOLIN I

Dianne Rammon, concertmaster

Cari Celaya, assistant concertmaster

Laura Asenas

Miguel Ascensio

Emily Bodjanac

Diane Child

Matthew Dickinson

Akiko Koide

Courtni Neff

Maissoun Qattan

Lauren Swindell

Marina Veytsman

Tao Wang

 

VIOLIN II

Jennifer Deirmenjian, principal

Lilia Ayzoukian

David Blum

Lori Kaplan

Susanna Knusel

Craig Merrill

Kathy Parmley

Rosemary Redmond

Courtney Sabile

Mina Schneider

Xiao-Dong Sun

Paulette Wachter

VIOLA

Moonjun Allison, principal

Rachel Counihan

Beth Estrada

Martha Farwell

Hans Phillips

 

CELLO

John Fare, principal

Sandy Brodsky

Christine Halverson

Susan Hart

Becky Heninger

Nancy Levy

Valerie Wong

 

DOUBLE BASS

Shira Johnson, co-principal

Ellis Patterson, co-principal

Barbara Watts-Robinson