Our Generous Donors

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra wishes to thank each contributor to the VSO’s Annual Fund for their outstanding support. The collective vision and generosity of these donors enables the VSO to provide incredible concerts and educational activities year after year. Included are all Annual Fund gifts and pledges received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Stradivarius Society

($25,000 and up)



Anonymous (2)

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Banks, III

Mr. James A. Hixon

Susan and David Goode

Connie Jacobson

Mrs. Eleanor Marshall

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Anonymous (3)

The Breeden Company

Business Consortium for Arts Support

Christian Broadcasting Network

City of Norfolk

City of Virginia Beach

F. Ludwig Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Hampton Roads Community Foundation

League of American Orchestras

Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Newport News Shipbuilding

Norfolk Southern Foundation

PNC Bank


Regent University

Texas Instruments Foundation

The Camp Foundation


Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission

Virginia Commission for the Arts

Virginia Eye Consultants

Virginia Symphony Society

Crescendo Society

($15,000 – $24,999)




Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Cooper

Dr. Lester Dubnick

Ms. Christina L. Goode

Martha Goode and Blair Mielnik

Mrs. Eleanor Marshall

Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. McClellan

The Spigel Family

Ms. Vanessa A. Sutherland and Mr. Elliot Wolf

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Cape Henry Collegiate

Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation

Gold Key|PHR

Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel

City of Newport News

National Endowment for the Arts

Newport News Arts Commission


The Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation

Riverside Performing Arts Medicine

George J. & Effie L. Seay Foundation

Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

Sentara Healthcare

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

Town Point Financial Associates LLC

William A. Goldback Fund of the HRCF

JoAnn Falletta Society




Anonymous (2)

Robert Alemany and JoAnn Falletta

Lilly and Bruce Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Cummings

Leslie H. Friedman

Mr. James A. Hixon

Oriana McKinnon

Diane and Bob Petterson

Dr. George C. Sakakini

Richard* and Leah Waitzer

F. Blair and Jane S. Wimbush

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Bank of America Group

Bradley Family Fund at HRCF

Rona And Erwin Drucker Charitable Fund

The Helen G. Gifford Foundation

Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

Norfolk Collegiate

Norfolk Southern Matching Gifts

Portsmouth Museum and Fine Arts Commission

The Sandler Center Foundation

Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC

Williamsburg Area Arts Commission

Symphony Society




Avraham Ashkenazi

John and Kathleen Broderick

Mark and Ginny Costenbader

Norman and Margaret Cubberly

Ms. Cheryl A. Dronzek

Mrs. James W. Gray Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Hall

Richard W. Hudgins

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kern

Mrs. Franklin H. Macgregor

Bill Martin and Pamela Russell

Virginia R. Melin

 Col. and Mrs. T. H. Meurer, USMC Ret.

Ms. Thelma Oser

Richard Parise and Dori Iwanoski

James and Pamela Penny

Brenda Snow and Oliver Portmann

Mr. and Mrs. Gayle M. Rauch

Mrs. Ann D. Reed

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Shannon

Elaine M. Themo

Mr. Asa Shield, Jr. and Helene Uhlfelder, Ph. D

Jane and Win Short

Charla Smith-Worley

Dr. Frederic R. Walker

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Alperin Law PLLC

Atlantic Shores Cooperative Association

Baldwin And Associates


Birdsong Peanuts

Canon Virginia, Inc.

Carl’s Wash

Checkered Flag Motor Car Co., Inc.

Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission

The Darden Foundation

The Fannie, Milton, and Leslie Friedman Family Foundation

Franklin Southampton Charities

LifeNet Health

Rouse-Bottom Foundation

Shearwater Foundation, Inc.

The Trust Company of Virginia

Union Bank

Virginia Symphony League

Wells Fargo Foundation

James M. Wilcox Memorial Fund at HRCF


Treble Society

($3,000 – $4,999)



Mr. and Mrs. Bert Aaron

Robert Ake and Joyce Neff

Elizabeth and Ted Baroody

Mrs. Clay Barr

Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Bloch

Leroy and Cora Collins

Parker Councill and Robin Everett

Page and Virginia Cranford

Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Davis

Ms. Ernestine I. Dole

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Downey

Barry and Anita Fletcher

Jo Ann and Buzzy Hofheimer

Mr. and Mrs. Stan Howard

Dr. and Mrs. T.W. Hubbard

 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hudgins

Nancy Sacks Jacobson

Marc and Terri Kirchner

Mr. Larry J. Kohmescher

Ms. Cynthia M. Lawson

David J. Littley, Jr.

Dr. Jean Major

Mr. Howard Mandeville and Mrs. Sherill Schneider

Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Master, Jr.

Leigh and Danny McDaniel

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick B. McDermott

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Miller

Erwin B. Nachman

Mrs. Fran Pedersen

Karen and Tom Philion

Bradley and Carolyn Pittman

Mrs. Ann D. Reed

Mrs. Sandra Armstrong and Mr. Tom Richmond

Louis F. and Prudence H. Ryan

Mrs. William Sammons

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sawyer

Joan and Jim Spore

Dr. and Mrs. John R. Stephens

Judge Robert W. Stewart

Garland Tillery and Jim Early

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Van Buren, lll

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne F. Wilbanks

Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Winchester

Kirk and Rebecca Woodruff

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Associates in Dermatology

Caterpillar Foundation

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

Suffolk Foundation

The Pruden Foundation

Tidewater Children’s Foundation

York County Arts Commission

Conductor’s Circle




Anonymous (2)

Mrs. Carolyn Abbitt

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batten, Jr.

Mr. Garrett G. Berger

Bruce and Sarah Bishop

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Burchette

Christopher and Julie Coffing

Dr. and Mrs. William A. Coulter

Mr. Lehan Crane and Dr. Stephanie Eppinger

Mrs. Nancy A. Creech

Allan and Susan Donn

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Drury

Marty and Susan Einhorn

Dianne Epplein and John Patton

Drs. Susan Lontkowski and David Feldman

Linda and Rick Furiga

Jim and Helene Haluska

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Hart

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Howe III


Dan Jobson

Grace and Jack Leach

Mr. Donald R. Lehman

Dr. and Mrs. Mayer G. Levy

Dr. Jesse C. Lewis

Ms. Janie A. Lightbourn

Dr. John MacCormack

Scott and Ruth McElroy

Charles and Elizabeth Nuttycombe

A. L.* and Carolyn O’Toole

Sam and Priscilla Roady

John Saunders

Mr. and Mrs. Lucius E. Steere III

Lawrence Steingold

Dr. and Mrs. Kearfott M. Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Rony Thomas

Lehman Family Trust

Barbara and Pete Vollmer

Eleanor and Henry Watts

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Webster

W. Lewis and Judith Witt

Government, Corporate, and Foundation


Abbitt Family Foundation

D.B. Ames Charitable Foundation

Eugenia Kennedy Fund


Larchmont United Methodist Church

Mathews Community Foundation

The Morningstar Foundation

Portsmouth Service League

Rotary of Norfolk

Southeast Virginia Community Foundation

Suffolk Fine Arts Commission

Tidewater Jewish Foundation

Trinder Charitable Fund

Virginia Symphony Chorus

Williamsburg Community Foundation

Williamsburg Community Trust

Soloist Circle




Anonymous (3)

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Allen

Florence M. Young and Leonard J. Ballback

Vern and Nancy Barham

Peter and Mary Lou Barhydt

Dr. and Mrs. S.W. Berg

Mr. and Mrs. George Y. Birdsong

Mr. and Mrs. McLemore Birdsong, Jr.

Mr. Burton Bland

Dr. James Bliss

Jim and Judith Bowers

Barry and Sandy Brown

Ms. Bridget Browne

Teresa M. Kraus and Walter T. Camp

Mrs. Zora Camp

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Cashman

Drs. Sarah B. Clarkson and John M. Herre

Dr. J. Floyd and Mary Clingenpeel

Susan and Norman Colpitts

Mrs. Bess Decker

Sergi L. Demchuk

Joe and Jane Susan Frank

James M. George

Mr. and Mrs. John Halderman

W.G. Hamm

Mr. Steven B. Harris

Harry and Pat Haynsworth

Dr. John M. Hess

C. Holloway

John and Nancy Horgan

Mr. and Mrs. Ian Howard

Robert Hundley Family

Daniel J. Hunt and Roderick R. Ingram

Tom and Patricia Isenhour

Mr. and Mrs. James Jiral

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Kauffman

Evelyn and Richard Keever

Marc and Terri Kirchner

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kosidlak

Henry and Angelica Light

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Lilly

Steven and Joan Marks

Rodney and Helen Martell

Joanne C. McClellan

Colin and Patt McKinnon

Mac McLoughlin

John F. Mileo

John and Pollie Morison

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Kauffman

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peltz

Mr. and Mrs. G. Conoly Phillips

Mrs. Marybell Quesenberry

Jean Reid

Ms. Carole L. Rekrut

Gordon H. Rheinstrom

Drs. Walt and Jeanne Roll

Dr. Paul Sayegh

Elise Emanuel and David Scherer

Dr. and Mrs. James Schneider

Raymond and Donna St. John

Dr. and Mrs. Roger R. Stenlund

Mr. William K. Stulb

David and May Scott Sutelan

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Taylor

Mr. William H. Turner and Mrs. Jennifer Stern

Adeline Ungerman

Bill and Carole Vogler

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Walsh, Jr.

Faye G. Whitlock

George and Elaine Wickard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Winchester

Steve and Lynne Winter

Elizabeth L. Young

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Mary E. and Curtis M. Chappell Jr. Fund of the HRCF

Combined Federal Campaign of South Hampton Roads

The JBH Fund at the Williamsburg Community Foundation

McGuire Woods

Marianne Olivieri Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts

Concertmaster Circle

($500 – $999)




Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Aleck

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Bamforth, Jr.

Richard and Dorothy Bardzell

Mrs. Genevieve T. Barrett

Jane Marshall Bashara

Capt. and Mrs. James G. Burritt

Marilyn Buxbaum

Barbara and Keith Byers

Frank W. Chapman

Norman and Nordleen Crews

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Cropp

Stephen A. Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart T. Davis

Charlotte Elia

John and Ignacio Farnham-Ceja

Lawrence and Charlotte Field

Mr. Arthur Fleming

John Page Garrett

Richard and Lauren Giannotti

Dorothy P. Grandstaff

Dr. and Mrs. George C. Grant

Mr. Christopher Hale

Dr. Isabelle L. Hallam

Mr. O. K. Hallam

Mickey and Stuart Held

Mrs. George Helfrich

Dr. and Mrs. E. Beaumont Hodge, Jr.

Mr. Eric L. Holland

Mr. and Mrs. G. Zeb Holt

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Homa

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Howard Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Hunter

Robert and Kathleen Hurliman

Dr. Wojciech Grzeski and Dr. Yumi Imai

Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Judd

Kathleen W. Kane

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kantor

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart E. Katz

Roy and Abby Knox

Mr. Dennis Lane

Polly A. Lasich

Dr. Willette and Mary Louis LeHew

Dr. and Mrs. Roger W. Lidman

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Lowry

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. McCoy

Mr. and Mrs. John B. Meek, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Messner

Dr. and Mrs. Donald H. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Mitchel

Robert and Kathleen Morris

Mr. Michael Murphy

The Honorable Norman and Susan Olitsky

Concetta Tina Pagley

Grace and Fred Parkinson

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Perry

 David and Julia Pezza

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pihlcrantz

Mr. Ralph Rabinowitz

Dr. and Mrs. Bishop P. Read

Allan and Harriet Reynolds

Upstaging Realty

David and Brenda Sack

Matthew and Priscilla Scanlon

Dr. and Mrs. H. Robert Schappert

Dr. and Mrs. Ivan R. Schiff

Nancy Lee Sease

Lynn and Jeanette Showalter

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad M. Shumadine

Capt. and Mrs. Douglas M. Simon

Raymond F. Spencer

Chris and Elizabeth Springs

Capt. and Mrs. Robert Swain, USCG

Adam Turner

Neil and Pat Walsh

Tim and Ellen Weidman

Mr. and Mrs. Arba Williamson, III

Cathy and Leroy Williamson

Susanne and Jack Wood

Mrs. Joyce J. Wood

Dr. Robert Woolfitt

John and Deborah Wyld

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Divaris Real Estate

East Beach Institute

Mr. And Mrs. G. Zeb Holt Charitable Fund

Sis Nash Memorial Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

Sanitary Linen Services, Inc.

Virginia Beach Task Force on Aging

Virginia and John L. Sinclair Foundation

Conductor’s Circle




Anonymous (4)

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Adamchak

Drs. Melody and David Adler

Hon. Kenneth C. Alexander

Patricia Arant

Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Armfield

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Auchincloss

Debbie and John Baer

David and Susan Baime

William D. and Joy M. Bankart

Jayne Barnard

Emily Barnhill and Ryan Napier

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley G. Barr Jr.

James and Peggy Barringer

Dr. and Mrs. Alan Bartel

Elena B. Baum

Mrs. Donna Bausch

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney N. Bencks

Diane Blischak

William and Anne Boeh

Paula Peebles Bonds

Dr. and Mrs. Mack Bonner

Dr. John and Jeanne Bowers

Robert and Laney Brown

Edward and Eleanor Burchianti

Mary Ann and Bill Bynum

Joseph and Charlotte Carriker

B. Chalk

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Chamberlin

Mr. Moncure Chatfield-Taylor

Alice A. Clarke

Dorothy Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Collins

David Connito and Elizabeth Schon

Tom and Christine Cooper

Dr. and Mrs. William R. Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Cowling

Bart and Peg Crews

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Curtis

Dr. Dennis Darby

Donald and Gael Daugherty

James and Suzanne Davis

William J. and Janice Davis

Mary S. Delaney

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Detterman, Jr.

S. Catherine Dodson

Ms. Marion Fast

Mr. and Mrs. Tim A. Faulkner

Michael Gaver and Marina Sviridova

Dr. Patrick and Mrs. Erin Gerbus

Marilyn and Ray Gindroz

Mr. James P. Goodman

Mr. George R. Goodson, Jr.

Ms. Pamela Hyatt

Mr. Thomas F. Greco

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Greene

Ray and Jane Hanson

Barbara A. Haynes

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hearst

Anne C. Heyniger

Ms. Dorothy J. Higbee

Joan Ladd and Jim Hurst

James E. and Mary Margaret Hutchins

Mr. Scott Jackson

Dr. Alan and Norma Jaffe

Dr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Johnson

Mr. Michael Joseph

Edward P. Joyce III

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Junge

Dr. Larry Kagan and Diana Erye

RADM and Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh, USN (Ret.)

Kathy and Ed Keil

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelly

Col. Chuck B. Kenison

Evelyn Knox

Dan and Tess Koach

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laib

Captain and Mrs. Keith Larson

Dr. and Mrs. George T. Lee

Ms. Ina D. Levy and Mr. Richard Staub

Ms. Carol B. Linehan

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lowe

Captain and Mrs. Carl V. Mallett

Rick and Gayle Matthews

Mr. and Mrs. John McAvoy


Melissa McLeod

Capt. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Meek

Ms. Betty Jean Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Michaels

Dr. John and Debora Mosher

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Myers

Gary and Jan Nachman

Daryl and Stephen Nemo

Reed and Karen Nester

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Nickerson

Dennis W. and JoAnn M. Olson

Cdr. Robin and Jane Orr, USCG, Ret.

Dr. and Mrs. Ray C. Otte

Jane Nohava and David Paige

Juliet Pao

Alan and Harriet Peltz

Marc and Kate Powell

Ann D. Prince

Russell and Barbara Prince

Mr. and Mrs. Van Reading

Kurt R. Reisweber

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Reppert

Allen and Ann Richter

Ms. Meghan Robbins

Charles W. and Kathryn Roberts

Ms. Danielle Roby

Dr. and Mrs. Reuben D. Rohn

Bob and Aleene Rose

Denise G. Ross

Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Sacks

Sam and Mary Liz Sadler

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Samuels

Andrew and Julie Sandorfi

Dr. and Mrs. Gary L. Schechter

Rep. Bobby Scott

Dr. James M. Shaeffer Sr.

Betsy B. Shelton

Mrs. Donald E. Sly

Mr. and Mrs. Mannie Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Snyders

Ms. Kelly S. Sokol

Martha and John Stewart

Kay Stovall

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Torgler

Donna and Len Wallin

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Walter

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waterman

Wolfgang and Carol Wawersik

A. Collier Webb

Mr. and Mrs. David W. West

Mr. Nicholas Wheeler

Mr. and Mrs. David Benson

David Wick

Captain and Mrs. Channing M. Zucker

Government, Corporate, and Foundation

Alan and Esther Fleder Foundation

Bartel Family Philanthropic Fund at the JCF

E.J. Dempsey Fund of HRCF

ExxonMobil Foundation

F & G Gurdziel Charitable Fund

Fidelity Charitable

Good Done Great

Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia

While great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this list, mistakes can happen. We sincerely regret any omissions or inaccuracies, and we ask that you please contact the Development Office at 757.213.1417 to report any errors as it is important that our records accurately reflect your giving. Thank you!

VSO Guest Artist: Andrew von Oeyen

Hailed worldwide for his elegant and insightful interpretations, balanced artistry and brilliant technique, Andrew von Oeyen has established himself as one of the most captivating pianists of his generation.

Since his debut at age 16 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mr. von Oeyen has extended his interpretive voice to a broad spectrum of repertoire as both a soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with such ensembles as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Grant Park Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Marseille, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Slovak Philharmonic. As both soloist and conductor he has led concerti and orchestral works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Kurt Weill. On July 4, 2009, he performed at the U.S. Capitol with the National Symphony in “A Capitol Fourth,” reaching millions worldwide in the multi-award winning PBS live telecast.

‍Mr. von Oeyen has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall in London, Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Boston’s Symphony Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Sala São Paulo, Teatro Olimpico in Rome, in Mexico City, Hanoi, Macau, and in every major concert hall of Japan and South Korea. Festival appearances include Aspen, Ravinia, Grant Park, Mainly Mozart, Saratoga, Schubertiade, Spoleto, Brevard, Grand Teton, Chautauqua and the Mariinsky’s “Stars of the White Nights.”

Mr. von Oeyen has recorded for Warner Classics since 2017. His albums under that label, including works for piano and orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Gershwin and a disc including Debussy’s Fantaisie pour Piano et Orchestre, have been met with critical acclaim. Mr. von Oeyen has also recorded award-winning recital albums of Liszt, Debussy, and Stravinsky under the Delos label.

Mr. von Oeyen, of German and Dutch origin, was born in the U.S. He began his piano studies at age 5 and made his solo orchestral debut at age 10. An alumnus of Columbia University and graduate of The Juilliard School, where his principal teachers were Herbert Stessin and Jerome Lowenthal, he also worked with Alfred Brendel and Leon Fleisher. He won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award in 1999 and also took First Prize in the Léni Fé Bland Foundation National Piano Competition in 2001. Mr. von Oeyen lives in Paris and Los Angeles.