Dr. Charles Jones Evans
In his twenty-second season as Music Director/ Conductor of the Long Bay Symphony, Dr. Charles Jones Evans continues to deliver an exceptional standard of performances and imaginative programming. Evans brings a wealth of musical experience to the area, having held conducting positions with professional orchestras and music festivals throughout the United States including the Pine Bluff Symphony (AR), Eastern Philharmonic (Greensboro, NC), Memphis Symphony, Mississippi Symphony, and the Eastman Philharmonia (Rochester, NY). As guest conductor he has been featured on the podium of the Richmond Symphony (VA), North Carolina Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, the Memphis Ballet, and additional ensembles in Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Spokane, and Santa Barbara. In Europe, Evans has made guest appearances with the Oradea and Giurgiu Philharmonic Orchestras of Romania and has worked with Conservatory orchestras in Bucharest and other cities. Maestro Evans’ orchestral performances are frequently broadcast on National Public Radio.
Youth Orchestra Manager
Deanne Renshaw earned both her BM and MM degrees in Oboe Performance from Northwestern University before moving to the Carolinas in 1999. She is an active performer and educator; currently the Principal oboist in the Carolina Philharmonic (NC) and long-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Having performed in Carnegie Hall, as well as in Jordan and Israel, she also managed and played with the Carolina International Orchestra, a multi-cultural East-Coast touring organization featuring some of the top orchestral musicians from the United States and China. In addition to her role with the LBYS, Ms. Renshaw is currently the Orchestra Personnel Manager for the Carolina Philharmonic and the newly-formed Orchestra 2100, which serves Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. She will begin teaching oboe at Coastal Carolina University in the Fall of 2017.