The Musicians of Orchestra New England

The size of Orchestra New England’s presentations varies from 10–38 players. Approximately one-fifth of the performers in O.N.E. in a given season are non-permanent, but consistently engaged. Second chair winds and brass are permanent members. The core leadership includes:

Raphael Ryger: with O.N.E. since 1982 and concertmaster since 1988. Ryger is a prominent soloist in the area and a developer of artificial intelligence software for Clarivate Analytics.

Artemis Simerson: with O.N.E. since 1982 and assistant concertmaster or principal second violin since 1984. Teaches violin at Neighborhood Music School.

Marvin Warshaw: principal violist of O.N.E., has been with the orchestra since 1994. He is also principal violist, personnel manager, and librarian of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Neighborhood Music School’s Concert Orchestra.

Eliot Bailen: principal cellist of O.N.E. since 1981, lives in New York City. He leads a chamber music series and produces music development events for young audiences.

Joseph Russo: principal bassist of O.N.E. since 1978, is O.N.E.’s personnel manager and a composer.

Adrianne Greenbaum: principal flutist of O.N.E. since 2020, teaches at Mt Holyoke College.

Stephen Wade: principal oboist of O.N.E. since 2019, is assistant principal oboe of the Hartford Symphony. He had a 30-year career with the US Coast Guard Band.

Andrew Grenci: principal clarinetist of O.N.E. since 2014, is also a member of the US Coast Guard Band.

Rémy Taghavi: principal bassoonist of O.N.E. since 2022, is also principal with the New Haven Symphony and teaches at UMass Amherst.

Robert Hoyle: principal hornist of O.N.E. since 2001, teaches music at the Hartt School of Music and performs with the Springfield and New Haven Symphonies.

Charles Bumcrot: principal trumpeter of O.N.E. since 1983, lives in New Jersey and teaches music at Keane University and Montclair State.

Patrick Smith: principal percussionist of O.N.E. since 1991, is band director at the Coop High School for the Arts in New Haven.

Gary Chapman: principal keyboardist since 1974, performs widely throughout the US and teaches at Connecticut College.


Raphael Ryger, Concertmaster
Artemis Simerson, Assistant Concertmaster
Gary Capozziello
Diane Orson
Stefan Tieszen
Gregory Tompkins


Marvin Warshaw, Principal
Ellen Higham


Eliot Bailen, Principal
Thomas Hudson


Joseph Russo, Principal


Adrianne Greenbaum, Principal
Elssa Green


Stephen Wade, Principal


Andrew Grenci, Principal


Rémy Taghavi, Principal

French Horn

Robert Hoyle, Principal
Sara Della Posta


Charles Bumcrot, Principal
Richard Clymer


Patrick Smith


Gary Chapman

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New Haven, CT 06520