Greewich Symphony Percussion Players

Percussion Section

Larry Spivack, Percussion


Larry Spivack has been principal percussionist with the GSO since 2000. He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic and 42 Broadway shows.


Anthony DeQuattro, Percussion


Anthony DeQuattro is a Percussionist with the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculties of Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University. He has worked with such talents as Dave Brubeck, Joel Grey, Margaret Whiting, LeAnn Rimes, and Aretha Franklin, and has appeared at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival several times. He has traveled to and studied in Ghana, Bali, Taiwan, and Puerto Rico. In 2019, Anthony was sent to Kathmandu, Nepal as part of a U.S. Department of State-sponsored cultural exchange with the Mandala Theater. He is a contributing author to Cengage Publication’s Listening to Music, for which he penned chapters on the music of Brazil, India, Japan, and Mexico as well as a chapter on Jazz. He received his education from The Hartt School, Yale University, Boston University, and the public library.

Barbara Allen, Harp


Barbara Allen, 2nd prize winner of the 7th International Harp Competition held in Israel in 1979, has held the Principal Harp position with the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center for the past 30 years, and has been performing as a soloist and recording artist throughout the United States. She has appeared with many artists such as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Collins, and Doc Severinsen, and with Sting she appeared on several televised concerts, at the Apollo Theater, and is featured on his Symphonicities CD. Other recordings include movies such as Tower Heist, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Serious Man, A Dog’s Purpose, performed on set for The Greatest Showman and on set for Netflix Jessica Jones. She teaches at the Mannes School of Music at the New School, the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, Hoff Barthelson in Scarsdale, and at the Thurnauer School at the JCC in Tenafly, NJ. 

Andrew Gordon, piano

Andrew Gordon is a native of the Boston area and a graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School. He is an adjunct professor at Western CT State University in Danbury, where he coaches singers and where in 2015, he conducted performances of Copland’s The Tender Land. He has also worked as a coach for Central City Opera, Monadnock Music, and Opera Omaha, where he helped to prepare the world premiere of Hugo Weisgall’s The Gardens of Adonis. He can be heard as conductor on the Centaur label’s recently released recording of Seymour Barab's children's opera Little Red Riding Hood. Since 2000 he has been the Organist at Diamond Hill United Methodist Church in Cos Cob. His anthem for trebles, “An Evening Prayer," is published by Oxford University Press.