Biographies

Patricia Dougherty, Double Bass was a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra before moving to Leonia. She has performed as an Associate Musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and with the Long Island Philharmonic. Ms. Dougherty is currently a member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and has served as Assistant Principal bass for many years as well as Acting Principal Bass for both the Symphony and Chautauqua Opera.

 

 

 

Daryl Goldberg, Cello appears frequently at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center performing with the orchestras of American Ballet Theater, Little Orchestra Society, the New York Pops and also plays for Broadway show productions. She has been Acting Principal of both the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Chautauqua Opera Orchestra. Ms. Goldberg has won critical praise from The New York Times for her “musicality, skill and commitment.” She is also a member of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra (formally Westfield Symphony) and is the cello teacher for the Far Brook School, Ridgewood Encore Music Studio (NJ) and Fordham University.

 

 

Marsha Heller, Oboe won the Concert Artist’s Guild competition in 1970 and went on to become Principal Oboe of the Queens Symphony and Dance Theater of Harlem. She has appeared as soloist in the USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe, Israel and Greece. Ms. Heller is a member of the Bronx Arts Ensemble, Queens Chamber Band, Lake George Opera Festival and Berkshire Bach Society She is also a painter, focusing on landscapes and still-lifes. “Ms. Heller, without a lot of fanfare, simply inhabited the music. I’ve never seen an oboist appear to smile as she played, but she did…and the smile sounded in the music’s delight and echoed in the audiences’s warm applause …New York Times”. She teaches at Montclair State University. Ms. Heller is also a painter who shows regularly in New Jersey at The Riverside Gallery, and in New York at Ceres Gallery.

 

 

 

Roy Lewis, Violin, is currently the concertmaster of the hit Broadway show, Wicked. He was a member of the Manhattan String Quartet for 17 years, played with the Kronos Quartet for a year and served on the faculty of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. At present he enjoys the itinerant New York free-lance lifestyle performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and on Broadway. He also has established Lewis Arts, an outlet for his photography and graphic arts.

 

 

Theresa Norris, Flute, is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the New York City and surrounding area. She played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre in her hometown of Detroit. She has enjoyed a diverse musical career in this area, performing with the Philip Glass Ensemble, for the soap opera “One Life to live,” and numerous orchestras including Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Stamford Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, as well as over twenty years of performances with the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Currently she teaches flute at the Kent Place School in Summit and often races to Broadway for an evening of “Phantom of the Opera.”

 

 

 

 

Maggie Speier, Viola, Has performed as a chamber and orchestral violist in the New York City area in churches,concert halls and Broadway pits. She is a current member of the Queens Symphony. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Manhattan School of Music, she teaches violin and viola at Speier Studio in Leonia, NJ and at the Learning Center in Clifton, NJ.