About Brazos Chamber Orchestra

BCO educates and connects the community through free concerts performed by skilled musicians.

Mission: To foster harmony in our communities through music by . . .

Lightening the heart . . .

Stimulating the mind . . .

And nourishing the soul.

We are always looking for team players. Play an instrument? Want to volunteer with behind scenes? Or have ideas on how we can better promote the Brazos Chamber Orchestra? We gladly accept willing hearts. We are dedicated to providing our community with quality music and the development of musical arts!

Behind the Scenes

Music Director

Maestro David R. Anavitarte, serves as Music Director, Conductor of the Brazos Chamber Orchestra, since it was founded in 1998. He is the Music Director of Healing Heart, since it began in 1991. Healing Heart is a vocal ensemble involved in music ministry serving our local community. David is also Music Director and conductor of the Bosque Chorale.

David has served as the Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church, Burleson Texas since 2009. He has a studio where he teaches piano and voice lessons. He offers Choral and Worship workshops to various churches and schools.

Maestro Anavitarte has studied conducting privately with the following Conductors:

    • Maestro Paul Salamunovich
    • Maestro Ray Robinson
    • Maestro Daryl One
    • Maestro Jon Robertson

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Musicians

Piano
Richard Flat

Violin I
Kurt Sprenger, concertmaster
Dan Stevens
Eunji Oh
Katie Omundson
April Brenning
Laena Batchelder

Violin II
Sharon Hawkins
Kim Payne
Diane Babcock
Phil Armentrout
Susan McGinnis
Mark Sanchez

Viola
Eniko Howard
Wendy Daugherty
Jennifer Martin
Martin Blessinger
Brett Hawkins
Roz Waldorf

Cello
Naldo Posella
Todd Evans
Louanne Greer
Rachel Jarvis
Paul Wilks
David Fernandez
Adam Pratt

Bass
Bridgette McHale
Lyn Stone
Nick Barnaby

Flute
Jennifer Hunter
Cherryl Stewart

Oboe
Jon Shipley
Karen Victor

Clarinet
Jon Stone
Terrie Bayless

Bassoon
Jennifer Hughes

Horn
Randal Senter
Jay Sewell
David Clarke
Jeff Rowland

Trumpet
Steve Hubbard
Tim Wygant
Ken Cockerham

Trombone
Shane Johnson
Dutch Ode
Jay McNew

Tuba
Doug Omundson

Timpani
Bill Whitworth

Percussion
John Rindom
Tommy Kennedy
Bill Whitworth
Justin Mahaffey
Angel Briseno

Board of Directors

President – Dave Saldana
Vice-President – Dr Robert Miller
Secretary/Treasurer – Todd Evans

David Anavitarte
Katherine Anavitarte
Sylvia Saldana

Jim Vaughan
Sherry Reeves
Dave Reinhartsen

Dave Taylor