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Dominion Symphony Woodwind Quintet
The Dominion Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble dedicated to bringing the finest in classical music to the Northern Virginia area. It was founded in 2000 by Music Director Christopher Hite and Angela Uperti-Hite. Performers and soloists are among the finest professional musicians in the local area, performing in ensembles of every size, from intimate chamber concerts to full symphony orchestra.
Angela Uperti-Hite, flutist, is a versatile orchestral and chamber musician who performs extensively throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. She has performed as an extra musician on both flute and piccolo with The National Symphony Orchestra and The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and performs with The Washington Concert Opera Orchestra, Virginia Chamber Orchestra and Amadeus Orchestra. Angela is principal flutist of The Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra as well as The Dominion Symphony, an orchestra she co-founded in 2000 with her husband, conductor and clarinetist Christopher Hite. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance, Summa Cum Laude, from Catholic University in Washington, DC and has studied with Toshiko Kohno, Bernard Goldberg and Kazuo Tokito.
Wes Nichols, oboe, holds a Bachelor and Master degree in oboe from The Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied with Henry Schuman, Elaine Douvas and Joseph Robinson. He is a former member of the Springfield Symphony (Massachusetts), The Group for Contemporary Music and the New Music Consort (NYC). After moving to the Virginia/DC area in 1993, he began to freelance extensively and became principal oboist of the Arlington Symphony (now the Arlington Philharmonic) in 1995, the Amadeus Orchestra in 1996, Virginia Chamber Orchestra as well as the McLean Orchestra.
Shawn Hagen, french horn, teaches at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is a member of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” and frequent performer with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and the Washington Symphonic Brass. Prior to joining “Pershing’s Own”, he spent eight years touring the country with The U.S Army Field Band and Embassy Brass Quintet. Mr. Hagen is the Maryland state representative of the International Horn Society and frequently appears as a guest artist, clinician, and adjudicator.