Who We Are

Our Mission

The New London Community Orchestra is an organization with a dual mission: We seek to provide a supportive environment for community musicians of all levels to play and perform orchestral music, and we also seek to create the next generation of music lovers by providing free string instrument lessons to local students.

In order to achieve this mission, our orchestra is made up of volunteer musicians who pay annual dues to cover the operating expenses of the group. At the same time, all proceeds from the concerts we perform each season go to support Music City Strings, our free music education program.

Music City Strings employs two experienced string teachers and operates several sessions of free violin and cello lessons each week at the New London Regional Multicultural Magnet School and the New London Public Library. Funding for the program comes from donations collected at NLCO concerts, contributions received from individuals and businesses in the community, and grants from a variety of charitable organizations and foundations. More about Music City Strings

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Board of Directors

  • Tom Clark, chair
  • Kate Lamoureux, secretary
  • Emily Scace, treasurer
  • Leah Nollenberger
  • Chris Charland
  • Michaella Caporello
  • Kirk Edwards

Music Director and Conductor

  • David Bradley

Orchestra Members

  • Violin I
  • Brad Warren*
  • Ray Hasse
  • Linda Suriyakham
  • Annette Viall

  • Violin II
  • Kate Lamoureux*
  • Ainsley Brown
  • Cleora Ohar
  • Elaine Zaia

  • Viola
  • Emily Scace*
  • Jo Ambrosini
  • Christine Bastien
  • Elizabeth Brewster-Gregg
  • Chris Charland
  • Selena Roy

  • Cello
  • Leah Thomas*
  • Susan Clark
  • Jenna Hastings
  • Kristin Meier

  • Bass
  • Rosellen Daddario*
  • Kevin Mayeda

  • Flute
  • Laura Moore*
  • Ashley Carroll
  • Ashley King
  • Laura Phelps

  • Clarinet
  • Kirk Edwards*
  • Ken Talbot
  • Marcus Thompson

  • Oboe
  • Sue Butler*

  • Bassoon
  • Michaella Caporello*
  • Carl Chudy

  • French Horn
  • Tom Wheeler*

  • Trumpet
  • Richard Martone*

  • Trombone
  • Mike Seifert*

  • Percussion
  • Amanda Hutchinson*

  • Harp
  • Selena Roy*

Make a Donation

It's tax deductible. NLCO is a 501(c)3 organization.