Lois Herbine has 24 years experience performing piccolo with the Reading Symphony Orchestra and over 25 years of freelancing activities in Philadelphia


The American Pops Orchestra
The Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
The Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia
The Davidsbund Chamber Players
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Fairmount Strings Chamber Orchestra
Festive Arts Orchestra
Hollybush Festival Orchestra
International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra
June Opera Festival of Lawrenceville
Kennett Symphony Orchestra
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra
The Mann Festival Orchestra
NFL Films
Ocean City Pops Orchestra
The Opera Company of Philadelphia
Opera North
Orchestra 2001
The Pennsylvania Ballet
The Pennsylvania Philharmonic    
Pennsylvania Pro Musica
The Performance Organization   
Peter Nero's Philly Pops
Philadelphia Classical Symphony                     
The Pottstown Symphony Orchestra
Promenade Orchestra
The Savoy Company of Philadelphia
Sunoco Sweet Sounds of Liberty Concerts
The Strauss Symphony of America
Valley Forge Music Center shows
West Jersey Chamber Symphony 

The Zelda Orchestra

Sun Song from the Ocarina of Time, introduced in Majora's Mask medley - the Zelda Orchestra.

Annual performances at the Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center

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"Stravinsky's music from the 'Firebird' was a showcase for the RSO woodwinds and percussion, and Constantine led one more high-energy, colorful performance of a work that still sounds as fresh as the day it was created.

Kudos to Lois Herbine for a very bird-like piccolo solo..."   - review by Susan L. Pena of the Reading Eagle, January 31, 2016

In Sierra's Cancionero Sefardi, (soprano Jody Karin Applebaum) sang against microtonal instrumental lines, illuminating the cross-references of Latin tradition and the ancient Jewish song style. The ensemble of flute, piano, clarinet, violin and cello built clouds of sound. Against those undulating tones, Applebaum revealed humor, sensuality and playfulness." 
"Orchestra 2001 'Latin Masterpieces' Concert" 
Daniel Webster, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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From eighteen years worth of experience with the new music ensemble Orchestra 2001, Lois Bliss Herbine has worked closely with 20th and 21st Century composers such as Tan Dun, Gunther Schuller, George Rochberg, Peter Schickele and Andrea Clearfield. As Herbine's performances on solo flute and piccolo are known for their colorful expression (as are those of her colleagues pianist Charles Abramovic, harpist Sophie Bruno, flutist Pamula Guidetti, and cellist Lori Barnett) these details are evident in the reviews, especially within the five to thirteen member chamber ensemble- Orchestra 2001 reviews. Her piccolo, flute, alto flute and bass flute can be heard in five commercial recordings with Orchestra 2001 on the New World Records and Albany labels. 


Music of Our Time Vol. 4 (piccolo, D. Crumb's Variations) "Chant des Rochers", CRI, 2000

"Crumb's 1993 Variations for Cello and Chamber Ensemble is the major prize on the disc... how can you argue with its intoxicating range of instrumental color?" 
- Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns, record review (3 out of 4 stars)

"The indefatigables, the first-class musicians that comprise Orchestra 2001 are at it again. Make no mistake, whatever the quality of the pieces involved, this is a tribute to the splendid abilities of all the performers participating. This disc amply demonstrates the thesis that some of the world's finest composers and one of the world's finest performing ensembles are all alive and well in Philadelphia. Nobody does it better than Orchestra 2001." - Harry Hewitt, Penn Sounds

"At a time when a performance of a new orchestral work has become a rare event, and when we are less and less surprised to hear such music performed poorly by one of the giants of the industry, there are fewer and fewer orchestras truly dedicated exclusively to this music. Fortunately, among those few there is Orchestra 2001. Based in Philadelphia; this ensemble is showing those giants how it's done. Its dedication to the performance of new music is not only admirable, but also vital to the defining and preserving of the music of our time." 
- Laurie Hudicek, "A Rock Solid Entity", New Music Connoisseur, Vol. 9, no. 4