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Campus Philharmonia Orchestras 

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 3:00pm
CPO Winter 2023 concert flier

The Campus Philharmonia Orchestras present an end-of-quarter performance, performing music by Arensky, Beethoven, Dvořák, and Tchaikovsky. Daren Weissfisch and Ryan Farris conduct. 

Arensky: Suite in G Minor, Op. 7
IV: Basso Ostinato
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, Op. 21 in C Major
Dvořák: Slavonic Rhapsody Op. 45, No. 3 in A-flat Major
Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20A


Danse de Cygnes: Madison Coppock; Laine Evans; Fiona Lu; Colleen McKibben

Danse Hongroise (Czardas): Laine Evans

Danse Espagnole: Fiona Lu; Colleen McKibben

Campus Philharmonia Orchestra, Section A 


Keaton Aldrich, Master's of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Chelsea, MI

Keila Uchimura, Biochemistry, Issaquah, WA

Hana Sugihara, Biochemistry, Bellevue, WA


Hana Sugihara, Biochemistry, Bellevue, WA


Tressa Paulson, Undecided, Gig Harbor, WA

Marrakesh Beaner, Global and Regional Studies,  Fort Collins, CO


Benjamin Yang, Computer Science, Vancouver, WA

Henry Basanich, Environmental Sciences, Olympia, WA


Griffin Smith, Music, Philosophy; Fayetteville, AR

Sam Shin, Computer Science, Vancouver, WA


Sydney Jackson, Aerospace Engineering,  Chicago, IL

Matthew Maffeo, Neuroscience & Electrical Engineering, Redmond, WA

Ethan Fang, Information Systems, Woodinville, WA

Dhruv Ashok, Informatics and Mathematics, Kirkland, WA

I-Tung Chen, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Hsinchu, Taiwan

Nathan Gouwens, Community Member, Seattle, WA

McKenna Swee, EEC Biology and Journalism, Woodstock, IL


Peter Lin, ACMS, Taipei, Taiwan

Dion Archer-Roll, Physics: Teaching, Vancouver, WA


Toby Jay, Industrial and Systems Engineering,  Seattle, WA


Joel Horton, Music Performance, Lorena, TX

Delanie Montoya, Community Member, Aztec, NM


nc Krantz-Fire, Non-matriculated student

Nate Widmann, Undeclared, Puyallup, WA


Scott Li, Electrical Engineering, Spokane, WA

Katie Chiu, MCD Biology, Camas, WA

Eric Yeh, Computer Science, Bellevue, WA

Audrey Lin, Computer Science, Mill Creek, WA 

Scotia Ouellette, MCD Biology, Sammamish, WA

Heidi Resing, Mechanical Engineering, Lake Forest Park, WA

Felicia Poynter, Chemical Engineering, Puyallup, WA

Anthony McKeirnan, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  Walla Walla, WA

Kate Tseng, Engineering, Undeclared; Los Altos, CA

Mia Grayson, Biochemistry, Boulder, CO

Gary Guo, Computer Engineering, Seattle, WA

Baker Wong, Physics, Seattle, WA

Amrutha Srikanth, Computer Science, Redmond, WA

Hugo Yu, Earth and Space Sciences – Geoscience, Leawood, KS

Wenjun Jiang, Undecided, Xi’an, China

Kohei Tamura, MCD Biology, Bellevue, WA

Phoenix Davis, Biochemistry, Logan, UT

Julian James, Electrical Engineering,  Monroe, LA


John Paul Custodio, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Richland, WA

Claire Li, Computer Science, Bothell, WA

Emma Wong, Anthropology, San Mateo, CA

Emma Lee Freeman, Political Science, Gaithersburg, MD

Ellie Anderson, Economics and Global Studies, Park City, UT

Snigdha Mahankali, Computer Science, Woodinville, WA

Cora Taylor, Mathematics, Bothell, WA

Andrew Gladnick, Engineering,Undeclared; Seattle, WA

Gabrielle Morris

Sabrina Hwang, Electrical Engineering & Biochemistry, Olympia, WA

Eric Ye, Pre-Sciences, Sammamish, WA

Kendra Del Rosario Arias, Pre-Sciences, Bellevue, WA

Winifred Tan, MCD Biology, Edmonds, WA

Abigayle Cariño, Environmental Studies and LSJ,  Vancouver, WA

Ammara Touch, Community Member/Staff, Kent, WA

Karien Tadros, Business Administration - Accounting & Finance, Mukilteo, WA

Armand Meyer, Computer Science, Bellevue, WA

Emily Chen, Pre-Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan


Josephine Meier

Allison Fron, Master's of Science- SEFS, New Lenox, IL

Shea Lee, Biochemistry, Santa Rosa, CA

Lucia Lin, Environmental Science, Monte Sereno, CA

Alyssa Mast, Master's of Public Administration, New Paltz, NY

Madeline Baulch, Interaction Design, Tampa, FL

Laura Vonessen, Missoula, MT

Pranathi Ramesh, Physics and Astronomy, Redmond, WA

Colin Watson, Undecided, Tacoma, WA

Hibbah Khan, Computer Science, Brier, WA

Ethan Hynes, Environmental Studies, Frisco, TX

Victoria Chen, Biochemistry and Psychology, Bothell, WA

Shannon Hamilton, Accounting, Veradale, WA

Sophie Heeter,  Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health,  Sammamish, WA

Aileen Laubach, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Ames, IA

Laura Schladetzky, Global Studies and Economics, Bellevue, WA

Andrea Kelsh, Public Health, Bellingham, WA

Aubrianna Hohmann, English, Pre-law; Salt Lake City, UT

Anderson Yuan, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Mathematics; Sammamish, WA


Ethan Park, Biology, Mercer Island, WA


Carly Miller,  Chemistry, Prosper, TX

Campus Philharmonia Orchestra, Section B 


Johnathan Mikosz, Chemical Engineering, Woodinville, WA

Garcia Sun, Mathematics,  Beijing, China


Maya Rowland, Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care, Jackson, MI

Katherine Dawson, English, Vancouver, WA


Rohan Vokkame, Biochemistry, Sammamish, WA

Brandon Mendoza, Informatics & Statistics, Honolulu, HI


Rian Morgan, Speech & Hearing, Des Moines, WA

Pascal Lovre, Chemistry, Seattle, WA


Kiyoshi Colon, Chemistry, Everett, WA

Alex Lester, Undecided, Davenport, IA

Sydney Kuhl, Computer Science, Prior Lake, MN

Jake Angerman, Electrical Engineering


Theo Llewelyn, History, Napa, CA

Felix Chao, Environmental Science, Los Angeles, CA


Logan Tsui, Biology, San Carlos, CA                                 


Chelsea Xian, Finance and Business Administration, Bellevue, WA

Terra Bronson, Pre Major (Arts & Sciences)

Renee Yeung, Engineering, Bellevue, WA

Steven Li,  Marine Biology,  Lynnwood, WA

Simar Khanuja, Human Centered Design and Engineering, Issaquah, WA

Tanya Naveen, Computer Science, Bothell, WA

Naomi Kern, Chemical Engineering, Kirkland, WA

Paige Monsod, MCD Biology, Cupertino, CA

Nicole (Nikki) Privat, Biology, Bellevue, WA

Jacob Berg, Computer Science, Seattle, WA

Jonah Kern, Bioengineering, Kirkland, WA

Angela Wei, Bioengineering, Mathematics; Bellingham, WA

Tyler Driskill, LSJ, Nashville, TN

Elias Graham, Psychology, Bellingham, WA

Suad (Maya) Dirar, Physiology, Biology; Olympia, WA

Abigail (Abby) Reed, Neuroscience, Bothell, WA

Thomas Welch, Engineering, Sammamish, WA

Sahiti Peddibhotla, Biology(MCD), San Ramon, CA

Klae Howard, Pre-Science, Kirkland, WA

Taylor Hu, Microbiology, San Jose, CA

Grace Davis, Marine Biology & Spanish, Port Barrington, IL


Jessica Massey, Computer Science, Bellevue, WA

Elizabeth Higgins, Industrial Systems Engineering, Menlo Park, CA

Sam You, Informatics,  Fujian, China

Allyssa Vandi, MCD Biology and Bioethics, Graham, WA

Anna Pettis,  Computer Science, Seattle, WA

Sage Jacobs, Mechanical Engineering, Bellingham, WA

Chloe Elwell, Biology, Auburn, WA

Maya Huck, Linguistics, Vancouver, WA

Yang Xu, Industrial Engineering, Shanghai, China

Shivani Kottantharayil, Engineering, Undeclared; Sunnyvale, CA

Joy Jung, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Auburn, WA

Namrata Harish, Bioengineering, Cupertino, CA

Chenyue Cao, Public Administration, Shanghai, China

Eeshani Shilamkar, Engineering, Undeclared; Bellevue, WA

Sierra Paine, Biology, Longview, WA

Rachel Berg, Academy for Young Scholars, Seattle, WA

Norine Bao, Community Member, Seattle, WA

Lucy Bloomer, Psychology,  Corvallis, OR
Emma Jahn, Philosophy, Mesa, AZ

Denby Frank, Undecided, Bethesda, MD

Dennise Aguilar Cano,  Pre-Sciences, Wenatchee, WA

Jolene Nguyen, Chemistry, Renton, WA

Samantha Trinh, Business Administration, Sammamish, WA

Adam Nixon, Chemical Engineering, Longview, WA

Itzel Perez, Business Administration, Yakima, WA

Solana Cruz, Gender Women & Sexuality Studies

Heidi Chang, Undecided, Spokane, WA


Edward Qin, Computer Science, Bellevue, WA

Xiaoyue (Carrie) Lu, Pre-Sciences, Shanghai, China

Nick Passabet, Master’s of Library & Information Science, New Orleans, LA

Frank Wu, Computer Science, Vancouver, WA

Daniel Ong, Chemistry, Biochemistry; San Jose, CA

Ethan Fisher, Computer Science and Mathematics, Kirkland, WA

Freya Salsbury, Mathematics, Richland, WA

Remi Vernon,  Cinema & Media Studies/Environmental Science; Belmont, CA

Jenna Miller, Political Science, Mathematics;  Lynnwood, WA

Yixun (Lavender) Wang, Food Systems, French; Wuhan, China

Asanatou Ceesay,  Pre-medicine, Literature;  The Gambia

Lilah Favour, Biology, Biochemistry; Vancouver, WA

Ann-Marie Vo,  Chemistry,  Mill Creek, WA

Kaito Yan,  Engineering, Undeclared;  Olympia, WA


Gracious Wyatt Draher,  Environmental Science, Seattle, WA

Director Bios

Graduate Student Daren Weissfisch

Daren Weissfisch has conducted professional and student ensembles in the United States, Mexico, and Europe for over a decade. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington under the tutelage of Dr. David Alexander Rahbee where he is the conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras, the assistant conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, and conductor of the University of Washington Modern Music Ensemble and Opera Theater Works Orchestra. Daren was recently named House Conductor of the Tacoma Opera and he previously conducted the University of Washington’s opera production of Vinkensport by David T. Little and Joseph Haydn’s opera Philemon und BaucisDaren has also served as cover conductor for the Harmonia Orchestra Seattle and the Issaquah Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2013 to 2019 Daren was the Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Sinaloa, which is an El Sistema based youth orchestra and choir in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. While in Mexico he was the assistant director for the 2016 production of Charles Gounod’s opera Romeo and Juliet with the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes under Sinaloense conductor Enrique Patrón de Rueda and the same year he collaborated with French guitarist Jean Bruno Dautaner to record the guitar concerto Tres en Raya by Spanish composer Antonio Ruíz Pipó under the AdLib MusicMX record label. In 2017 Daren conducted the Sinaloa premier of Horizontes, a work by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman, again with the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes, and for the 2017 Sinaloa Cultural Festival Daren founded the ensemble Sinaloa Players which presented Stravinsky’s masterpiece Histoire du Soldat in collaboration with renowned Mexican choreographer Mauricio Nava. Daren was a conducting student of Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux Festival and School for several summers and he also studied with many notable conductors including Ludovic Morlot, Donald Schleicher, Kensho Watanabe, Lior Shambadal, Edward Cumming, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Gábor Hollerung, Linus Lerner, Carlos Spierer, Sandro Gorli, Glen Adsit and Timothy Salzman among others.

Daren is also an oboist and was the second/assistant principal oboist of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes in Sinaloa, Mexico from 2010-2019 as well as soloist playing oboe concertos by Mozart, Strauss and Bach. He is also a substitute player in the Seattle area with the Bainbridge Island Symphony Orchestra, Harmonia Orchestra Seattle and the Lake Union Civic Orchestra among others.

Graduate student Ryan Farris

Ryan D. Farris is an up-and-coming conductor and performer in the Pacific Northwest community. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington where he is the conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras and assistant conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. Ryan has served as cover conductor for professional orchestras across the country, including the Auburn Symphony in Washington and the Boulder Philharmonic in Colorado. He has also served as an assistant conductor for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras and as a sectional conductor for Harmonia Seattle. Ryan was a proud student of the late maestro Michael Jinbo at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival in Maine for five summers. He has also studied with many notable conductors including Ludovic Morlot, David Rahbee, Gary Lewis, Nicholas Carthy, Donald Schleicher, Kensho Watanabe, Kirk Trevor, and Tiffany Lu.

Ryan has served as principal cellist with the Boulder Opera Company, Seattle Philharmonic Strings, and the University of Washington Symphony. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the South Pudget Sound College Orchestra, and regularly performs in chamber music groups across the region. Before moving to Seattle, he performed regularly with some of Colorado’s best orchestras, including the Boulder Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, and Colorado MahlerFest. Ryan also performs on viola da gamba with the UW Baroque Ensemble and traditional Irish fiddle and pennywhistle with the acclaimed Seattle-based Celtic group Cavort.