Lisa Caravan fills principal cellist chair
We welcome Lisa Caravan as our new principal cellist after the departure of Andrew Rammon!
Lisa Caravan (heard in our October WSO concert), is Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University. Dr. Caravan is an experienced performer in solo and chamber recitals and orchestral concerts. As soloist, she has appeared with the Bucknell Orchestra, Auburn University Community Orchestra, Greater Rochester Women’s Orchestra, and the Credo Summer Orchestra at Oberlin Conservatory. She has collaborated with notable performers including pianists Kevin Moore and Sar Shalom Strong, and organist Todd Wilson, Head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music; violinist Jo Nardolillo in the premiere performance of Cutting Contest by Mark Olivieri, among others. Dr. Caravan served as the assistant principal cellist in the Binghamton Philharmonic and performed with numerous orchestras including Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbus Symphony (GA), Charleston Symphony, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, and Mercury Opera Orchestra. Recent engagements include performances in Savannah with her piano quartet, Charleston Symphony, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Dr. Caravan received the Master of Music degree in performance and literature, the Orchestral Studies Diploma and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Alan Harris.
Four different musicians covered the role of Principal Cello for each of the October, December, March and May concerts, after which Lisa Caravan was named as the principal cellist . We thank Brad Holtman, Garret Holdren, and John Dexter for playing the role.