Musicians and Guest Artists 2017-2018

Murray Forbes Sommerville, artistic director emeritus

Strings
Laura Ross, violin
Idalynn Besser, viola
Sarah Cote, viola
Christopher Stenstrom, cello

Continuo
Polly Brecht, harpischord
Francis Perry, lute and guitar

Winds
Jessica Dunnavant, flute
Sheri Hoffman, flute
Yvonne Kendall, flute
Jared Hauser, oboe


Murray Somerville Murray Somerville, Artistic Director Emeritus
Harpsichordist, organist, and conductor, Dr. Somerville was born in London and grew up in Rhodesia. He was a student of Bach conductor Karl Richter, studied at Oxford (Organ Scholar of New College under Sir David Lumsden), and holds a doctorate from New England Conservatory in Boston. Dr. Somerville was the founding conductor of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, and was Music Director of the Winter Park Bach Festival in Florida. During his tenure as founding Artistic Director for Music City Baroque, the ensemble was three times named "Best of Nashville" by the Nashville Scene. Since his retirement, he and his wife Hazel reside in York and Charleston, South Carolina.