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Campus Philharmonia 

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 3:00pm
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The Campus Philharmonia Orchestras perform works by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Daren Weissfisch and Ryan Farris conduct. 


Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35

Campus Philharmonia Section A

Elizabeth Nilles
Hana Sugihara
Nate Widmann

Tressa Paulson
Calvin Tsai

Oskar Abian
Ramona Moon

Pascal Lovre
Isabelle Lavoie

I-Tung Chen
Sydney Jackson
Ethan Fang
Dhruv Ashok

Felix Chao
McKenna Sweet

Peter Lin
Abigail Paul
Duncan Weiner

Devin Foster

Jack Sanford

Olivia Wang
Delanie Montoya
Mica Weiland
Cee Adamson
Ryan Farris

Carly Miller

Scott Li (concertmaster)
Cristina Kosilkina
Lucia Brady
Kate Tseng
Jessica Massey
Cora Taylor
Paige Monsod
Mia Grayson
Thomas Welch
Gary Guo
Clarice Mauer
Abigail Guisinger
Anthony McKeirnan
Baker Wong
Anna Pettis
Vivek Shah
Wenjun (Angelina) Jiang
Hugo Yu
Ammara Touch
Rylan Virnig
John Paul Custodio
Claire Li
Emma Wong
Emma Lee Freeman
Ellie Anderson
Snigdha Mahankali
Mikayla Nicole Samonte
Sage Jacobs
Andrew Gladnick
Gabrielle Morris
Eric Ye
Winifred Tan
Kendra Del Rosario Arias
Danielle Wilson
Abigayle Carino
Karien Tadros
Armand Meyer
Emily Chen

Emma Jahn
Owen Wong
Melia Golden
Lucia Lin
Jolene Nguyen
Oliver Mauer
Itzel Perez
Hibbah Khan
Colin Watson
Pranathi Ramesh
Imogen Rich
Laura Vonesson
Keira Morrissey
Mike Chen

Edward Qin
Ann-Marie Vo
Ping Wang
Abigail McClure
Ethan Hynes
Ziyu (Ruby) Xia
Shannon Hamilton
Remi Vernon
Aubrianna Hohmann
Bardia Nasrulai

Joseph Henry Esteban

Campus Philharmonia Section B

Johnathan Mikosz
Sam Ross
Keila Uchimura

Sam Ross

Jocelyn Kunze
Katherine Dawson

Matthew Shell
Rohan Vokkarne

Annika Fischer
Parker Green

Ryan Kapsandy

Kiyoshi Colon
Sam Nutt
Evelyn Madewell
Alex Morgan

Theo Llewelyn
Nico Masputra

Jack Sanford

Joanne Ho

Claire Park (concertmaster)
Ara Zaratsyan
Renee Yeung
Steven Li
Simar Khanuja
Tanya Naveen
Nathan Yu
Naomi Kern
Rylan Ferron-Jones
Nicole Privat
Angela Wei
Alisa Coyne 
Grace Davis
Elias Graham
Abigail Reed
Maia Nix
Sahiti Peddibhotla
Luna Jacobs
Oliver Zeng
Klae Howard
Taylor Hu
Jacob Berg
Thea Higgins
Stephen White
Allyssa Vandi
Cyndee Li
Tiffany Do
Amelie Lin
Narumi Umemoto
Lindsay Han
Shivani Kottantharayil
Carli Boger
Rachel Berg
Imraa Omar
Kendra Stauffer
Kelly Perea Garnica
Hannah Ditto
Michael Skripalsh
Kate Lynn Kurosky
Allegra McAlpin
Laura Schubert
Namrata Harish
Aimee Graesser
Norine Bao 

Joseph Young
Dominique Adriana Ching
Shea Lee
Dennise Aguilar Cano
Samantha Trinh
Denby Frank
Adam Nixon
Henry Hess
Heidi Chang
Penelope Crichton 
Solana Cruz
Gabriel Lewis
Andrew Fan
Zoey Cain
Viviane Poulain
Erik Petersen 

Hazel Abrahamson-Amerine 
Anderson Yuan
Lainey Graham
Aurora Cong
Isobelle O’Reilly
Ella Gebers
Carrie Lu
Jenna Miller
Freya Salsbury
Seya Masalkar
Miranda Nayak
Vivienne Wang

Joseph Henry Esteban

Conductor 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.