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Celebration in Concert
Oct 16, 2022
From the Artistic Director
Program Description

HRP Presents: Celebration in Concert, our 10th Anniversary Season

10/16/22 – 2:30pm
at the American Theatre

The Hampton Roads Philharmonic invites you to join us for a landmark concert – the opening of our 10th Anniversary Season! For this program, we focus of the themes of celebration, reflection, and excitement for the future as we paint a musical journey of the past ten years. From raucous celebrations in opera to the simple beauty in introspection, enjoy a selection of works that tell our story. Over the course of the season the orchestra will revisit meaningful and memorable works performed over our past seasons.




Carmen: Overture

Jeremy Ribando


Bright Light



Pavane pour une infante défunte



Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto



Samson and Delilah: Danse Bacchanale


About the Music Director

Steven Brindle 

Steven is a conductor, cellist, and music educator who works with musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Steven studied at Christopher Newport University, earning his degree in Music Education and has attended conducting workshops at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and at the Peabody Conservatory.

Since 2013, Steven has served as the founding Music Director for the Hampton Roads Philharmonic and as conductor for Bay Youth Concert Orchestra since 2016. Throughout his career he has also served as the Music Director for Tidewater Opera Initiative, conductor for Symphonicity's productions of The Nutcracker, and conductor for Capitol Opera Richmond.

As a proponent of new music, Steven regularly commissions works and collaborates with composers. In 2010, he conducted the world premier of David and Glass, an opera by Chris Lamb. Since then, he has conducted and performed in the premier of over a dozen new works, including the 2016 concert premier of The Snow Maiden of Appalachia by Andrew H. Austin.

Steven lives in Norfolk, Virginia and teaches with The Academy of Music and Ghent Montessori School. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Chi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Hampton Roads Philharmonic Roster

Violin I

Peggy Watson
Alice Cryer
Mary Huber
Luke Heddle
Janet Nelson
Keri Houser
Lauren Bristow

Violin II

Steve Wood
Laurie McNemar
Myfanwy Morgan
Margaret Mastbrook
Kaysea Calvert
Sharon Katzman


Bryan Williams
Jan Ryan
Sarah Quemada


Anna Moyer
Joanna Pearson
John Lenwell
Shea Matthews
Charly Norris 
Becky Smithson
Christoph Leeman


Kevin Garner
Bradley Blair


Mel Lauf


Traci Bluhm 
Cathy Francis


Tristan Morris-Mann


Melinda McKenzie
Todd Worsham


Gene Chieffo
Camiel Sims

Bass Clarinet

Adam Chandler


Mike Marshall
John Parker


Paul Tiller
Chelsey Hamm
Emily Judd
Christian Van Deven


Kerry Moffit
Shahana Garner


Mark Hendrickson
Dave Anson
Steven Thompson


Timothy High


Don Gatz