FSYO 57th SEASON FINALE Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:00 p.m. Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Welcome! Welcome to the 57th Season Finale Concert, Featuring the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Closing its 57th concert season, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra continues its commitment to providing young musicians with the opportunity to strengthen their musical talents and develop an appreciation of the arts through classical music. Membership in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is by invitation only, following competitive entrance auditions. Ensuring equality and the opportunity for growth, membership renewal is not automatically guaranteed as all members must re-audition each year. Participation in the FSYO requires a substantial commitment to weekly rehearsal, practice hours, and concert performances. Please visit www.fsyo.org for more information.
Engage in todayâ€™s music ~ Listen to these young talents~ And support their efforts!
The Symphonic Orchestra at the 2013 Finale Concert, photo credit: RFPhotography.com
With Thanks The work of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, groups and corporations. With their investment in the lives of talented musicians, these gracious donors sustain the future of classical music in Central Florida. Because of their gifts, we are able to offer quality educational programs that give young musicians a unique, challenging experience. Many graduates from the FSYO go on to pursue careers in professional music, as they play with the nationâ€™s top orchestras or teach our nationâ€™s youth in the classroom. Additionally, FSYO alumni hold leading positions in medicine, law and business, with a few playing a role in the life of the FSYO today. The leadership, thoughtfulness and independence learned through music education will help guide FSYO students throughout their lives. The FSYO extends extreme gratitude to those who help shape the FSYO - Standing ovation worthy service!
The programs of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Darden Restaurant Foundation, Universal Orlando Foundation, Dr. Phillips, Inc., TD Bank and United Arts of Central Florida. We thank these groups for their generous support.
Concert The Overture Strings Orchestra Ms. Sarah Morrison, Conductor Relativity
An Irish Party in Third Class
Arr.by Gaelic Storm/L. Moore
The Prelude Orchestra Mr. Matthew Davis, Conductor A Hectic Overture
Finale from Symphony No. 5
The Philharmonia Orchestra Mr. John Dupuis, Conductor Serenade for Strings IV. Finale: Andante - Allegro con spirito Aftershock
Academic Festival Overture
Intermission 15 minutes
Graduating Senior Recognition with Special Guest, Congressman John Mica
Program The Symphonic Orchestra Maestro Andrew Lane, Conductor Symphony No. 10 II. Allegro
Concerto for Viola I. Andante con moto Tyler Pacheco, Viola Symphony No. 1 IV. Allegro molto, lento
Today’s soloist is one of the four Concerto Competition Finalists, who were chosen to perform their concertos in concert, accompanied by the FSYO Symphonic Orchestra.
“The [Walton] Concerto has true meaning to me, and has been a part of my transformation as a musician. I remember first learning the concerto and thinking how difficult it was, and how I would never be able to play it. For me, besides the deep meaning in the piece from the composer’s life and longing, and its beautiful and intricate motifs, it has been a rite of passage. To finally be able to play this piece with the orchestra means the world to me.” - Tyler Pacheco
Overture Strings VIOLIN I Wellarose Jimenez Concert Mistress Sarah Biesack Thomas Breen Tara Chatty Michael Harris Jared Julien Marco Rivera Jacob Seale VIOLIN II Ava Allen Joanne Lee Alexandra Luke Makenzie Meikle Emily Rausch Izabelle Valentin Seth Wiegman Griffin Willman Heidi Zhu
VIOLA Samantha Guild Sarah Nicole Joseph Bailey Koepke Brianna Mehershahi Lino Rivera CELLO Dylan Bedell Guenevere Hughes Andrew Soto BASS Ricardo Marrero Meliari Sepulveda Students are listed alphabetically and will rotate throughout the year.
Overture Strings is under the direction of Ms. Sarah Morrison.
Philharmonia Brass at the 2013 Finale Concert, photo credit: RFPhotography.com
The Prelude Orchestra VIOLIN Sarah Sawyer, Concert Mistress Neil Birmingham Michael Black Halim Choi Eric Dai Talia Davis Ariah Deason Caleb Diaz Gina DiLecce Joy Farley Emma Gosselin Josh Gutierrez Vincent Huang Phil Lee Jessica Marc Alyssa Orantes Sanhitha Raghuveera Hunter Santoro Ethan Schenck Jack Schulte Annika Slaby Praveen Sundar Jocelyn Thomas Matthew Vu Elizabeth White VIOLA Angelina Kim, Principal Juliana Gill Varisa Gumpangkum Samantha Lorca Seren Ă–zoglu Lily Rutledge Kayla Smith CELLO Justin Kim, Principal Alana Charter Curtis Shugart
BASS Davis Lake, Principal FLUTE Abbey Brunault, Principal Ashley Davis Emily Febo OBOE Daniela Pereira, Principal Nicholas Maddron CLARINET Emily Grossman, Principal BASSOON Ben Daniel, Principal Cole Hamilton FRENCH HORN Joshua Sanchez, Principal Katelyn Dehle Amber Riner Katie Sherlock TRUMPET Jessica Parker, Principal Miguel Barrios Nicholas Feivou PERCUSSION Mitchell Vogel Instrument members are listed alphabetically, and rotate throughout the year.
The Prelude Orchestra is under the direction of Mr. Matthew Davis.
The Philharmonia Orchestra VIOLIN I Allen Martin Concertmaster Saumya Sao Asst. Concertmaster Leon Edge Marissa Magnelli Selena Zhao Melissa Chau Scarlet Seymour Victoria Hwang Kate Goodin Caroline Hwang
CELLO Benjamin Hernandez Principal Antoinette Thomas Asst. Principal Annabelle Welsh Lili Pope Corey Hsiao Lily Hinkeldey
VIOLIN II Vivek Suri Principal Gayoung Choi Asst. Principal Meera Sundar Laura Myers Lily Aydt Jack Kwon Jr. Emily Schenck Sumer Sao Joshua Fu Krystin Harrison Bryan Fu Pravini Silva
FLUTE Sara Gerken Principal Laz Breunig 2nd/3rd Elena Berisha 2nd/3rd
VIOLA Ilona Halkides Principal Christina McConnell Asst. Principal Sanuki Prematilleke Stasio Gauza Alex Koller Channah Weinstein Molly Pope
BASS Anna Leedy Jake Mongin Dillon Wilson
OBOE Colton Potter Principal Ashley McCleery Principal 2nd Bradley Whitman 2nd CLARINET Isabella Buitrago Principal Chesley Chan Principal 2nd Dylan Aguayo Patrick Prentice BASSOON Dylan Cartwright Principal Keejin Yoon Principal 2nd
HORN Sloan Stephens Principal Patrick Reilly Asst. 1st Tyler Stephens 2nd Megan Trout 3rd Adriana Caamaño 4th TRUMPET David R. Gomez-Salazar Principal Kyle Richard 2nd Joseph Wilcox 3rd Benjamin Cendán 4th TROMBONE Brian Hall Principal Samuel George Asst. Principal Chase Hippler 2nd BASS TROMBONE Scott Baker Principal TUBA Thomas Sims Principal PERCUSSION Adam Langs Principal Brad Barbay Marcos Sanchez
The Philharmonia Orchestra is under the direction of Mr. John Dupuis.
The Symphonic Orchestra VIOLIN I Andrew Cheshire, Concertmaster Jocelyn Hsu, Associate Concertmaster Rebecca Edge, Assistant Concertmaster Vanessa Huber Weber Nishad Vaidya John Horzen Frank Lau Timothy Vu Jillane Santos Pataraporn “Prayo” Smitasin Karen Sun Kaley Stirtzinger Joseph Kim VIOLIN II Emily Erdman Principal Hannah Lindvall, Assistant Principal Megan Correces Shanay Thakkar Julie Dilecce Anna Horzen Kristen Quintin Amber Yang Amy LiKamWa Christopher Cardello Evonne Zhu Bryan Peacker Keshari Shrestha VIOLA Tyler Pacheco Principal Abigail Goodin Assistant Principal Autumn-Rain Cricks Jacquelyn Kwon Duc-Quy Nguyen Shilpa Ravoory Samantha George Sarah Luckart Brandon Harper
CELLO Ivan Kaiser Principal Nicholas Johnson Assistant Principal Jean-Marie Glazer Assistant Principal Sara Teminsky Gina Makarova Paul Gruber Julie Foroosh Sylvia Marrett Benjamin Slaby Kendrick Hiew Caroline Bowers BASS Jack Teegarden Principal Natalie Goldstein Edwin Rivera Evan Hamrick FLUTE Jessica Chancey, Co-Principal Mackenzie Miller Co-Principal Francisco Lopez 2nd/3rd Christopher Bozak 2nd/Piccolo OBOE Jeff Arni Valisno Principal Kayla Wegner Assistant Principal Alexandria Bocco Principal 2nd CLARINET Julian Sanchez-Lorenzo Principal Dillon Acey Assistant Principal Jaden Christopher-Muench Principal 2nd Ziyuan “Eric” Qu 2nd/3rd
BASSOON Joey Lavarias Principal Jensen Bocco Principal 2nd HORNS Nicole Rodriguez Principal Zachary Ewers Assistant 1st Meghan Smith 2nd Kadin DeLaBarrera 3rd Spencer Haney 4th TRUMPET Matthew Brady Co-Principal/2nd Matthew Mignardi Co-Principal/2nd Spencer Huddleston 2nd/3rd TROMBONE Kevin Casey Co-Principal Ashley Maingrette Co-Principal Joshua McCleery 2nd BASS TROMBONE Nicholas Dufresne Principal TUBA Timothy Gerken Principal PERCUSSION Marissa Giron CO-Principal Connor Rossi CO-Principal Curtis Mitchell
The Symphonic Orchestra is under the direction of Maestro Andrew Lane.
Graduating Seniors FSYO is proud to recognize our graduating seniors Scott Baker Trombone, Philharmonia Years in FSYO: 1 College: Undecided Major: Athletic Training Scott Baker has been a member of the Winter Park High School Band for four years. At Winter Park, he plays in the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Philharmonic Orchestra. Scott is also a member of the Winter Park Choral Program. Under the tutelage of Joey Vascik, Scott has studied trombone for two years. Scott has also been a member of All County Band for four years. Alexandria Bocco Oboe, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: Stetson University Major: Oboe Performance and Music Education Alexandria will be graduating from Winter Springs High School in May. She has been playing the oboe for 5 years and absolutely loves it. She intends on continuing her education in music by attending Stetson University where she plans on majoring in oboe performance and music education. Alexandria has been apart of FSYO for three years and wishes to thank the FSYO for the experience it has given her! She also thanks her parents, brothers, boyfriend, and friends for always supporting her through her artistic and academic ventures. Caroline Bowers Cello, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Florida State University Major: History and Cello Performance Caroline will be graduating from Winter Park High School in June, having been a proud member of FSYO for six years. She plans to attend FSU in the fall with a double major of History and Cello Performance.
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She would like to thank her parents for supporting her in all of her musical endeavors (love you Mom and Dad!), her siblings for being awesome, and all of the music teachers who’ve been a part of her education, especially her private teachers Abigail Collins and Jessica Talbott. “The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats” -Albert Schweitzer Christopher Bozak Flute, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: Undecided Major: Music and Medicine Christopher Bozak, Flutest and singer, is an International Baccalaureate student graduating from Winter Park High School and has been a member of FSYO for three years. His plans are to dual major in music/medicine. He had the pleasure of having two of the most wonderful, talented and dedicated orchestra conductors, Mr. John Dupuis and Mr. Andrew Lane. His favorite memory of FSYO was performing Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance in Phillarmonia and Shostokovich No. 1 in Symphonic. Some other prestigious accomplishments are OCPS All-County Honor Band, AllState Honor Concert chorus/Orchestra, Honor Candlelight Procession at Disney and Honor Band of America at the Yamaha Festival, in Indianapolis. Kevin Casey Trombone, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 2 College: Columbus State University Intended Major: Music Education Kevin Casey is a senior at Winter Park High School. For four years he has studied privately with Joseph Vascik, and is Co-Principal Trombone of the Symphonic Orchestra. In addition, he performs with his school’s top choir, the Park Singers, as well as the Marching Band and the Wind Ensemble. Music honors include the All-State Jazz Band, Lead Trombone in the All-County Jazz Band, the All-State Concert Orchestra, and being selected as a winner of a WinterPark Musicale $1,000 award. Kevin feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to play with the outstanding musicians of the FSYO. Kevin would also like to thank his parents, Mark and Natalie Casey, and all of his music teachers, past and present, for their invaluable support and guidance.
Andrew Cheshire Concert Master, Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Indiana University Major: Violin Performance Andrew Cheshire graduates with a 4.6 weighted GPA after accelerating through Merritt Island High School in three years. He began playing violin in second grade when Santa left him a surprise on his piano bench. From that point on, the violin has been an integral part of his life. Andrew and his first violin teacher, Jennie Klim, began a special relationship in 2004 and remain close today, even after “graduating” in 2009 to begin lessons with Amy Jevitt. Both teachers—and God—are the reason why Andrew is the musician he is today. Andrew began FSYO in 2008 and served as Concertmaster of the FSYO Philharmonia Orchestra starting in 2009. Currently, he is Concertmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra. He thanks his FSYO conductors, Mr. Dupuis and Mr. Lane, for shaping him into a musical leader. Andrew’s musical experiences have taken him far—literally. In 2012, Andrew was asked to study for a week with Midori Goto at her USC studio in Los Angeles. In the same year, Andrew served as Concertmaster of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen in Michigan as an Emerson Scholar. In 2013, Andrew represented the USA in Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra with summer concerts in Russia and England with soloist Joshua Bell and Maestro Valery Gergiev. This summer, Andrew will travel again with the National Youth Orchestra with coast-to-coast concerts across America. Andrew feels blessed to share his music with others, and thanks his parents for allowing him to follow his dream. He will begin at Indiana University on a four-year scholarship with the Jacobs School of Music. The FYSO will forever be a part of his life, even as he embarks on a new journey as a Hoosier! Kadin De La Barrera French Horn, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 5 College: University of Florida Major: Horn Performance and Pre-Med Kadin De La Barrera, age 17, began playing the Horn in his school’s music program at the age of eleven and quickly developed a deep passion for music. He has had the privilege of studying with his mentor, Mr. Bill Robinson for five years and Dr. Paul Basler for two years.
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Kadin has been a member of FSYO for five years and is currently Principal 3rd Horn in the Symphonic Orchestra. Previously, he has been the Horn Section Leader, and this year is the Band Captain of the award winning, 223 person, Pride of the Tribe Band at Seminole High School; Kadin has also arranged several works for the band. In addition, he has begun to study music history and composition through personal study and research from several distinguished sources. Kadin has participated in Solo and Ensemble at both the State and District levels for five years and has earned all Superior ratings, as well as participating in All-County, All-State, and Tri-State events. He has attended Horn workshops and camps at Rollins College, Florida State University, and Stetson University. Kadin will be graduating Summa Cum Laude, obtaining an International Baccalaureate Programme diploma in addition to a High School diploma, and plans to pursue his love of music at the University of Florida by studying Music Performance under Dr. Basler, along with the Pre-Medical track. He is also interested in exploring composing, conducting, and music history. Nicholas Dufresne Bass Trombone, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 1 College: University of Florida Major: Music and Business Management Nicholas Dufresne is a senior at Winter Park High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Honor Society, and is an Eagle Scout. Nicholas plays the bass trombone in the WPHS Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and the Park Philharmonic. For the past two years he has served as trombone/baritone section leader in the marching and concert bands. Nicholas has been selected for All-County Honor Bands, All-County Jazz Bands, and All-State Symphonic Bands. He is a member of the Winter Park Trombone Quartet, which is a self-run quartet that performs at various community service and paying events throughout Winter Park and Orlando, Florida. He has really enjoyed being the bass trombonist in the FSYO Symphonic Orchestra this year. Nicholas will be attending the University of Florida where he is planning on majoring in music and business management.
Samantha George Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Florida State University Major: Music Performance and English Samantha George began playing the violin at the age of 9 and began playing the viola at age 10. She has been in the DPHS Orchestra Magnet since freshman year. Samantha held the leadership position in her school orchestra of Librarian junior year and President senior year. She intends to attend FSU to double major in Music Performance and Creative Writing with a minor in Film. Samantha has been selected for the Orange County All-County orchestra for four years and received Superiors every year for Solo and Ensemble performances. During her senior year, she also began composing arrangements and is performing one of them for the first time in a quartet recital in late May. She has maintained a 4.3 GPA and taken 7 AP classes. Samantha has become a member of many school clubs including National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and National Beta Club as well as become the President of the Dr. Phillips Writing Club. She would like to thank her mom for encouraging her to join orchestra. â€œI would have been too scared to try something new on my own.â€? She also wants to thank all her friends and family who believed in her all the way.
Marissa Giron Percussion, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: Georgia Institute of Technology Major: Chemical Engineering Marissa is a senior at Dr. Phillips High School and has been playing percussion for seven years. She has been in FSYO for four years, serving as a principal percussionist of the Symphonic Orchestra for the last two years. She has participated in multiple All-State and All-County ensembles, music festivals, as well as The Boston University Tanglewood Summer Institute. She is very thankful for all of the great experiences FSYO has given her, and will always cherish her time here. She plans on continuing her music studies as a minor in college and promises to always keep music close to her heart.
Natalie Goldstein Bass, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: University of Florida Major: Music Performance and Business or Computer Science FSYO has changed my life as a musician. Through this orchestra, I have been able to play pieces that are extremely high in skill level with a group of students who are dedicated to their instruments. Being in the Symphonic orchestra for four years has greatly increased my exposure to music of different time periods and styles. I would like to thank Mr. Lane, Mr. Dupuis, and Mrs. Hicklin for all of their incredible work. I will forever be indebted to them for continuing to push us to obtain a mastery of the pieces. Their guidance and expectations have instilled in me a high standard of playing. Throughout my years playing bass, some of my musical accomplishments include being a member of the Florida All-State Orchestra for six years and the Orange County All-County Orchestra for six years. I was selected to be first chair for the 2013-2014 All-State year. I also have attended the Brevard Music Center and the Eastern Music Festival. Additionally, I have been a member of the top orchestra at WPHS for four years and I currently serve as an orchestra Co-President. I also enjoy playing in the pit orchestra for my schoolâ€™s musical theatre productions. Outside of music, I am in the International Baccalaureate program and therefore dedicate a large portion of time to my studies. I have enjoyed the challenging curriculum that IB provides. I am also a member of various honor societies and clubs; my favorites including Ultimate Frisbee club,Young Democrats club, French Honor Society, and Feminist club. I will never forget the memories I have made in this program and I am excited to see what great things my orchestra friends do in the future. Thank you, FSYO. David Gomez Trumpet, Philharmonia Years in FSYO: 2 College: University of Florida Major: Aerospace Engineering and Trumpet Performance David Gomez, seventeen years old, is a senior in the IB program at Seminole High School. He was born in Cali, Colombia where he lived for ten years and finished his primary studies in school. He moved to the U.S. with his parents at the age of ten and started to play trumpet when he was twelve. Cont. on next page
He began to take lessons from Fredrick Green and later further his studies in trumpet with John Almeida. In middle school, he was a member of the school’s symphonic band and jazz band under the direction of Angelo Lindine. In his first year as a member of the Milwee Middle School band, David went to the AllState and Seminole All-County bands. He was a part of the All-County continuously through high school. His senior year, David came back to be a member of the All-State symphonic band. David has played with Bill Carmichael, Jeff Rupert, and JB Scott. David has also performed in many jazz festivals, and last year he had the opportunity to play in Hiroshima, Japan. David is also fluent in many Latin styles because he is a member of Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church’s Hispanic Choir. In High School, he was trumpet section leader for two years, he is principal in the Wind Ensemble and he is also the lead player for the Jazz Chiefs. David has also been a member of FSYO for two years and is thankful for this experience because it has provided him with inspiration to make great music with his peers. Under the direction of Mr. Dupuis, David has learned to appreciate orchestral playing even more and is excited to continue music studies in college thanks to his participation in FSYO. David would also like to thank his friend Kadin DeLaBarrera, senior in FSYO, for having encouraged him to be a member of FSYO. Next year, David will be attending the University of Florida where he will double major in Aerospace Engineering and Trumpet Performance. Finally, David would like to thank his parents, Mr. Almeida, Mr. Malcolm and Ms. Newhouse (his band directors), and all his friends for encouraging him to continue in music.
Ilona Halkides Viola, Philharmonia Years in FSYO: 5 College: Bethune-Cookman University Major: Music Ilona, a multi-instrumentalist, wants to study classical music. While in High School, she has been dual enrolled at Seminole State College (AA in Music Performance: Percussion) and at Bethune-Cookman University, where this spring semester, she is finishing her junior year (BA in Music: Piano and Viola). This is her fifth season with FSYO, each year, providing a very rich experience toward Ilona’s development. Ilona has performed with the Lyman High School Band at the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade (clarinet); as a soloist and accompanist (piano); as well as with duets and ensembles (piano, violin, viola, clarinet, percussion, voice).
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Ilona has been trained by inspiring teachers and mentors, whom she wants to thank: Laurent Boukobza and Dr. Rose Grace (piano), Dr. Mauricio Cespedes (viola), Dr. Phillip Paglialonga and Jason Hastings (clarinet), Sean Moore and Maestro Lev Gurevich, (violin), Daniel “Dan” Johnson (percussion and theory), Maestra Dianna Campbell (choral conducting, and voice), William “Bill” Muse (Band), and Dr. Shawn Hundley (Theory).
Evan Hamrick Bass, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 2 College: Florida State University Major: Jazz Performance and Computer Criminology Bassist, Evan Hamrick, graduates from University High School in Orange City in June. At UHS, Evan is an active member of the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He played on the tennis team for 3 years, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a recipient of the Volusia County Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction. Evan has studied music privately with Justin McCulloch, Doug Mathews, Richard Drexler and Daniel Jordan. In his spare time, he enjoys history, film noir and traveling. Evan's classical training and experience was an invaluable asset when he discovered the improvisational aspects of jazz. His dedication to the development of his technical and creative skills in jazz led him to many performances throughout Central Florida. Along with his father, pianist Wes Hamrick, Evan is honored to have performed with several notable professionals including Don Black, Jeff Rupert, Barry Smith, Dru Betts, Steve Luciano, Eddie Marshall, Suzy Park and Daniel Jordan. He has performed at musical events for churches and fund raising events for the American Diabetes Association and the Orlando Philharmonic. Last fall, he also performed in Florida State University's Tri-State music festival with jazz legend Bobby Watson. Evan was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for 3 years. In 2011, he was a member of the Central Florida squadron’s team that won first place in the national CyberPatriot competition sponsored by the Air Force Association. As part of that victory, he received a STEM scholarship from NorthropGrumman. He was also recently awarded a music scholarship from Florida State University.
Spencer Haney French Horn, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: University of Michigan Major: Mechanical Engineering Spencer Haney is graduating from Dr. Phillips High School and has been a member of the FSYO for six years. He plays the French horn and has also served as the Principle bass in the Symphonic Orchestra. Spencer’s accomplishments include All County for French horn and bass, and Head Drum Major of the DPHS Marching Band. Spencer would like to thank his parents and all of his family for their never-ending support, and also his music teachers for inspiring him to always become a better musician. He will be attending the University of Michigan in the fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He will continue to play music throughout his entire life.
Brandon Harper Viola, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: University of Central Florida Major: Biomedical Sciences Brandon is a graduating silver scholar at Lake Howell High School. He is active inside of his school with being in 4 honor societies and in leadership for a choir and an all male a cappella group called the Wingmen. He, also, has been furthering his interests in bridge and won a silver medal this last summer at the World Bridge Championships. Brandon has been involved in FSYO since his 7th grade, and has had the privilege to play viola for prelude, philharmonic, and symphonic over that time span. He has enjoyed every second he has participated in FSYO and wants to thank the conductors he as had over the years for giving him an amazing musical experience. He plans to continue his music study in college and perform in their orchestra and a cappella group, “Crescendudes”. With a 3.9 GPA and a 33 on the ACT, he is going to attend UCF this coming fall for biomedical sciences.
Jocelyn Hsu Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: Florida State University Major: Violin Performance Jocelyn Hsu, age 18, is a senior at Timber Creek High School and is currently the associate concertmaster of the FSYO Symphonic Orchestra. She has been playing violin since she was 9 and studies under Dr. Lev Gurevich in Winter Park. Throughout high school, Jocelyn has been a part of National Honor Society, National Beta Club, National Chinese Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is proud to be one of her school’s valedictorians for the Class of 2018. This year, she won her school’s scholarship pageant and was crowned “Miss TCHS 2014.” Jocelyn plans on majoring in violin performance when she graduates from Timber Creek High School this spring. She aspires to play in a professional orchestra, teach her own studio of students, and become a college professor. She wants to thank her teachers for constantly giving her inspiration, her father for investing all his support, time, and work into her music, and Maestro Lane (as well as everyone at FSYO, in fact) for providing her with such phenomenal and challenging orchestra experiences these last 3 years of high school. Nicholas Johnson Cello, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 1 College: University of South Florida Major: Cello Performance Nicholas W. Johnson began playing cello in the 5th grade, studying under Ms. Joan Markstein. Nick has also been the recipient of lessons from Scott Kluksdahl, Mihai Tetel, Hans Jorgen-Jensen, Wesley Baldwin, and Susan Robinson. Nick, a multiinstrumentalist who plays piano and percussion in addition to cello, is the front ensemble section leader of the Marching Hawks, the 250 member marching band, and percussion captain for bands at Viera High School in Viera, Florida. He is a member Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society, and a Principal Scholar, carrying a 4.0 unweighted GPA. In 2012, Nicholas was one of the winners of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra concert competition and a finalist in the “Brevard’s Got Music Talent” competition. Nicholas, who was an all-state musician for 5 years in a row, will be attending the University of South Florida, where he will be part of the cello studio under the instruction of Scott Kluksdahl.
Ivan Kaiser Cello, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: Stetson University Major: Cello Performance Ivan Kaiser is a senior at Lake Howell HS in Winter Park. He began playing cello at age 11, and has been the principal cellist in several orchestras in the FSYO and FYAO organizations. Ivan is also an avid actor and film-maker, recently playing the lead in his high school production of Hamlet, where he incorporated the cello into the drama. Ivan has also written, directed, and produced over a dozen short films and comedic series, which can be seen at youtube.com/user/IvanNKaiser. He looks forward to attending Stetson University this year, to pursue a music degree and continued acting. Ivan would like to thank his cello teacher, David Bjella, of Stetson University, and the directors of the FSYO orchestras for introducing him to so much great music and guiding his musical development.
Joseph Kim Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 7 College: University of Florida Major: Bio-Medical Engineering Joseph Kim has been in the FSYO program for 7 years. He began his FSYO career in Overture Strings and through the years has advanced into the Symphonic Orchestra. His favorite memories of FSYO include playing at the Hard Rock CafĂŠ, playing several movements from the Planets, talking with his friends, and the end of the year picnics. He would like to thank Ms. Talbot, Ms. Napier, Mr. Dupuis and Maestro Lane for their guidance and motivation to push him to his full potential. Joseph would also like to especially thank his private teacher of many years, Ms. Shelley Mathews, for being the greatest violin teacher alive. Without her, his passion would never have flourished and he would have never pursued music to new levels. Joseph would like to send a kind thank you to Mr. Jimmy Gilliam and Mr. David Olsen, as well, for promoting his growth outside of FSYO through their wisdom and friendship. And finally, he would like to thank his mother for driving him all those Sundays for the past 7 years.
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This year, Joseph will be graduating from the Cypress Creek High School IB Program. He is President of UNICEF Club, Vice President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Asian Student Association, Secretary for the Spanish Honor Society, and Public Relations for Mu Alpha Theta. His final thought as he graduates from the FSYO program is that “ It has been a life changing experience. Nowhere else can you find such incredible talent and great diversity of people. I have created treasured memories and ever lasting friendships. My passion and talent for the violin has grown exponentially and I would like to give one last thank you for everything the program has given me.” Frank Lau Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 7 College: Northeastern University Major: International Business Frank Lau, violinist, is graduating from Winter Park High School, and has been an FSYO member for seven seasons. Frank will attend Northeastern University majoring in International Business. Frank would like to thank FSYO for providing him with fond memories and fun times. Frank would also like to thank everyone. Joey Lavarias Bassoon, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: Julliard Major: Bassoon Performance Joey Lavarias has served as principal bassoon of Symphonic for 3 years. His favorite FSYO memory was his very first concert, when he had the chance to play one of the most well known orchestral bassoon solos, the Lullaby from the Firebird Suite. Outside of FSYO, Joey is a senior at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange. There, he is an International Baccalaureate student with a 4.4 GPA, woodwind captain of the marching band, and principal bassoon in the school Wind Ensemble under the FSYO’s very own John Dupuis. He has also been in All-State Band, Volusia All-County, FSU Honors Chamber Winds, and has had many other musical achievements. He has even been to Ireland for a performance all through the country. He will be attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester for Bassoon Performance, studying under Mr. John Hunt. He would like to thank Mr. Lane, Mr. Dupuis, and his private teacher, Dr. Ashley Heintzen of Stetson University, for giving him such wonderful opportunities and valuable life lessons, and would like to thank his family and friends for being so supportive for all these years.
Francisco Lopez Flute, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 2 College: Stanford University Major: Symbolic Systems/ Computer Science Francisco Gabrielle Lopez will be studying Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University. He has been a flutist for 7 years as well as classical and flamenco guitarist for 10 years, performing at restaurants for the past 6 years. His musical ambition will continue to be an integral part of his life in college. Francisco is part of the International Baccalaureate program at Cypress Creek High School. He is the co-founder and president of the Cypress Creek chapter of the Jr. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, a flute player for the Cypress Creek Band for 3 years, and member of the Varsity Swim Team, Science Olympiad, and the National German Honors Society. He also unveiled the first annual STEM Fair at UCF this year, encompassing several of the STEM fields and promoting STEM outreach to the underrepresented minority in the engineering fields. Francisco has been honored with being sponsored by Lockheed Martin in a local Build-A-Plane Competition, where he and 5 others built a model F-117 from scratch and won 1st. He also received the 2013 College Prep Scholar Award by Questbridge and was selected as an Orange County Super Scholar for attending one of the top 20 universities in the nation. Additionally, Francisco enjoys time with his family and friends and will never be able to show how appreciative he is for having them. Once he graduates from college, he hopes to start working with artificially intelligent robots. He would like to thank Mr. Lane for giving him the amazing opportunity to play in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, which surrounded him with an amazing group of passionate musicians.
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Sylvia will attend Seminole State College and transfer into the University of Central Florida to pursue a career in the health care profession. Sylviaâ€™s accomplishments include five years in the All-County Orchestra, two years with the All-State Orchestra, and three years as principal cellist at University High School. Her most memorable FSYO experience was playing Dvorak 8 because the cello section had a huge role of playing the melody for the entirety of the piece. Music will always be a part of her life. Sylvia wants to thank FSYO, her music teachers, music directors, and fellow musicians for helping her grow into the musician that she is today. Joshua McCleery Trombone, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: New England Conservatory Major: Trombone Performance Joshua played Piano and Clarinet before picking up the trombone in 6th grade. The trombone was a good match. In 7th grade Joshua made the All County Band. In 8th grade he participated in All State. In 9th grade he joined the FSYO. He has enjoyed participating in FSYO, All State and All County Bands throughout high school. Many thanks to his teachers, Joey Vascik and Gail Robertson. Joshua will study trombone this fall at New England Conservatory. Mackenzie Miller Flute, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: Frost School, University of Miami Major: Music Performance Mackenzie Miller, flutist, is graduating from Lake Brantley High School, and has been a member of FSYO for four seasons. She received a music scholarship to attend the Frost School of Music at University of Miami and plans to major in Music Performance. Mackenzie has enjoyed participating in numerous All-County, All-State, and Tri-State bands and was Principal Flute in the FSU 2012 Honors Chamber Winds Summer Camp. Currently, she serves as Band Captain and 1st Chair flute for the Symphonic Band at Lake Brantley High School. Mackenzie is also the Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper and is an AP Scholar with Honors. She would like to thank Maestro Lane for constantly challenging her as a musician. Mackenzie would also like to thank her family for their support and Irene Pruzan for so much musical inspiration.
Duc-Quy Nguyen Viola, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: University of Central Florida Major: Biomedical Science Duc-Quy Nguyen is a senior at Winter Park High School. Duc-Quy has played the Viola for the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra for four years. In the Fall of 2014, he is attending the University of Central Florida and majoring in biomedical sciences. One of his fondest FSYO memories include the moment where the Violas had a melodic line in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. He gets nostalgic every time he hears Pictures at an Exhibition. He will never forget playing the Waltz of Flowers by Tchaikovsky in the "FYSO" Christmas Concert at Lake Eola under John Dupuis and wishes him the best of luck! He will miss the sensation of nearly getting a heart attack every time he plays Shosty 10! He would like to thank the entire Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra organization for granting him not only the opportunity to grow as a musician, but as a person. He would also like this time to thank Eric Smith, Mauricio Cespedes, Laurie Bitters, and his family for supporting him in all his musical endeavors. He will miss playing under the baton of Maestro Lane and with the greatest musicians Florida has to offer. Thank you for everything Maestro Lane! One Viola Section. One Love. Music truly does form friendships that last a lifetime. Tyler Pacheco Viola, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 4 College: University of Cincinnati Major: Viola Performance Award winning violist, Tyler Pacheco, 17, is a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Tyler has played the viola since age 9. This is Tylerâ€™s fourth year as a member of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, this year holding the principal violist position. For three years, he has been the Co-Principal violist of the Winter Park Chamber Music Academy under the direction of Dr. Alvaro Gomez. Tyler has attended Florida All-State for two years and as principal violist for the 2011-2012 conference. For the past three summers, Tyler has attended the Brevard Music Center Festival in Brevard, North Carolina, under Artistic director Keith Lockhart, holding the Assistant Principal Viola Position. In March of 2013, Tyler won first prize at the Frost School of Music viola solo competition in the senior division at the University of Miami. In his free time, Tyler enjoys his role as captain of the Lake Highland ArcherTeam. Tyler studies with Dr. Jesus Alfonzo.
Bryan Peacker Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: Harvard College Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology Bryan Luis Peacker, violinist, is a graduating senior from the International Baccalaureate program at Cypress Creek High School. He has been playing the violin for 7 years and wishes to continue participating in orchestra in college. Bryan hopes to do medical research while in college and go on to medical school. His ultimate goal is to return to his home country of Peru as a volunteer doctor to provide medical care to underprivileged areas. His accomplishments include playing for the All-County Orchestra and receiving Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble. Outside of music, Bryan has led his schoolâ€™s Science Olympiad Club, German Club, and National German Honor Society and enjoys tutoring and volunteering in his free time. In the summer of 2012, he won a paid trip to Germany, where he stayed with a host family and went to a German high school. The following summer, he was accepted to the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) summer program at Princeton University. Bryan will be an intern this summer at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, where he will perform diabetes research. He has won three gold awards on the National German Exam and is a Sunshine State Scholar in STEM, as well as a National Merit Finalist and a National Hispanic Recognition Scholar, and a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. Bryan enjoys playing the drums, running on weekends, having long conversations with friends, and learning new languages. He would like to thank Mr. Dupuis and Mr. Lane for giving him the opportunity to play in such an outstanding orchestra where everyone is passionate about music. Ziyuan (Eric) Qu Clarinet, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 2 College: UCLA Major: Mechanical Engineering Eric is currently enrolled in the IB Program at Cypress Creek High School. Born in Shanghai, China, he moved to America at the age of 7. His hobbies include playing ping pong and video games in his free time. Eric began playing the clarinet in 6th grade, when he became interested in his middle schoolâ€™s band program.
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Rather than quitting after a while, like he did with guitar, he continued with clarinet and has made it a commitment, participating in both the school marching band and musical performances. In marching band, Eric was the clarinet section leader for both his junior and senior years. He didnâ€™t find out about FSYO until the end of sophomore year, but saw it as a great opportunity to join a new ensemble and have some new orchestral experiences. He was in Philhamornia his junior year, and has enjoyed his senior year as a member of Symphonic. After high school, he plans to continue playing clarinet (as well as other instruments he may pick up) in various ensembles in college, even if he doesn't plan to pursue a music degree. Other ensembles that Eric has played in include the All-County Band for all four years of high school, the All-State Band in junior year, and the All-County Orchestra in junior year as well. As for FSYO, these two years have been an incredible experience both musically and socially, and have contributed to his inspiration of pursuing music past high school.
Shilpa Ravoory Viola, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Stetson University Major: Computer Science Ever since early childhood, Shilpa loved music and started piano lessons. Since she wanted to be a part of a symphony, she started to play the viola. She was quick to learn and auditioned for the Stamford Youth Orchestra where she was selected to be principal violist, being only seven years old this was a big accomplishment. Soon, she started playing violin or cello when needed for her school orchestra. After moving to Florida from CT, she joined band-since there was no orchestra available in her middle school- learned the French horn, the saxophone and the guitar. In order to get in touch with her culture, she started taking voice lessons in Indian classical music. She joined FSYO, which was a great decision due to the fact that neither her middle school nor her high school had an orchestra. Over the years in FSYO, Shilpa has built some unbreakable bonds and has enjoyed her Sunday rehearsal sessions, as well as the concerts. Her life in school is just as busy as her life outside of school. Shilpa is a member of various clubs and organizations, has been an active member of SGA (Student Government Association) since her freshman year, and has served the student body as a student officer for two years. She also belongs to the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Model UN, and the Varsity Tennis Team. Shilpa plans to pursue a career in medical robotics and also minor in music. She enjoys reading and composing songs and solo pieces-she composed her first piano solo when she was ten years old. Shilpa gives back to the community by performing at churches and senior citizen homes and teaching violin, viola, and piano to children who wish to learn.
Nicole Rodriguez French Horn, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Manhattan School of Music Major: Music Performance Nicole Rodriguez,17, is currently a senior attending Colonial High School in Orlando, Florida. She is dual enrolled at Valencia College pursuing her Associate of Arts degree. Nicole began playing French Horn at the age of 10. She has been an outstanding member of The FSYO for the past six years. During these years, Nicole has advanced through the Prelude and Philharmonia orchestras and is currently the Principal horn in the Symphonic Orchestra. Nicole had the pleasure of being selected for the Florida All-State and All County Bands for the past six years consecutively. She has studied French Horn with William Robinson for the past seven years. Not only is he a remarkable instructor and mentor, but has guided and prepared Nicole to become the fabulous musician ready to transition to college. She has also been a featured soloist for master classes with world class horn players. (William Lane, Aaron Brask, and Kendall Betts) Nicole will be attending the Manhattan School of Music in the fall. She intends to pursue a degree in music performance and would especially like to acknowledge Maestro Andrew Lane for all his support throughout her time in FSYO. Being a horn player himself, his suggestions and guidance helped Nicole improve her playing dramatically in an orchestral setting. She would like to give credit to her teachers, friends, and family for their outstanding support. To conclude, Nicole would like to express her gratitude to the FSYO for the opportunity to play great literature with some of the finest young musicians in Florida.
Connor Rossi Percussion, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: University of Central Florida Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering Connor Rossi is graduating from William R. Boone High School and will attend The University of Central Florida in the fall to double major in electrical and computer engineering. He has been a member of the FSYO for 3 years. Connor is an active member of the National Honor Society, Boone Engineering Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Boone drumline, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He also serves as guitar/bassist at his home church.
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One of the many experiences Connor will always remember from his time with the FSYO is playing the finale of Pictures at an Exhibition during the 2012-13 Season. He would like to thank Maestro Lane for the opportunity to play so many great works and to grow as a musician, Mr. Dupuis for an incredible timpani part in his original composition, “Solstice” and most of all Mr. Rendek for his musical guidance and support over the last 3 years. Julian Sanchez Clarinet, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 2 College: Florida State University Major: Clarinet Performance Julian Sanchez started playing the clarinet in Rock Lake Middle School's beginning band during his sixth grade year, and it's been his passion ever since. He has performed in All State and All County band festivals and became the Drum Major for Lyman's marching band his senior year. Julian also enjoys singing and performing in musical theater, and has been a part of Lyman's drama program for the past two years. After becoing a Thespian for his senior year, he attended the Thespian district and state festivals. Not shying away from the clarinet as his main focus, though, Julian will be attending Florida State University for a Bachelor’s degree in performance. He also plans on moving up north to New York or Boston to receive a Masters and Doctorate in performance as well. Julian is excited to progress into his musical career. He attributes his musical technique to his private music instructor, Mr. Bill Goldstein and he would like to thank his Mother and Aunt for always supporting him. He misses his nana who was his biggest fan but he knows that she will always be with him in spirit. He sends his sincere thanks to everyone who has helped him become the man he is today. Jillane Santos Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 6 College: Southern Adventist University Major: Nursing Jillane Santos has played violin in FSYO for six seasons. She plans to attend Southern Adventist University where she will major in nursing and minor in music. Jillane says, "Being with the FSYO has been such a wonderful experience.
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It has been such a blessing to be able to play with some of the most talented musicians in the state. I will always remember the beautiful music and friends that I have made. I am truly thankful to have been a part of such an extraordinary group."
Keshari Shrestha Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: University of Florida Major: Microbiology Keshari is graduating in the top 20 in her class from the Cypress Creek International Baccalaureate program and plans on studying to become a virologist at the University of Florida. Throughout high school, Keshari has participated in activities such as soccer, lacrosse, and is honored to be a part of Cypress Creekâ€™s High Schoolâ€™s production of the Addams Family. Additionally, Keshari is a part of organizations such as National Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, and Mu Alpha Theta. Her other interests include yoga, which she plans on becoming certified to teach, rock climbing, and environmental sustainability. She has been playing violin for the past eight years and wishes to continue her love for music in college.
Jack Teegarden Bass, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 5 College: University of Florida Major: Music Performance I am a senior at Winter Park High School and I play the bass. I have really enjoyed my time in FSYO and I have had the pleasure of being in the organization on and off since 7th grade. It is one of the strongest music organizations I have ever been a part of and has inspired me to take my music to the next level in the college and professional ranks. I would like to thank Ms. Hicklin, Mr. Dupuis, and Mr. Lane for their leadership during this experience and I look forward to what the future holds at the University of Florida, where I plan to double major in music performance and another undecided major.
Shanay Thakkar Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 3 College: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Major: Mechanical Engineering Shanay Thakkar has had the pleasure of being a part of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra for three years. With the guidance of his close friend Duc-Quy Nguyen, he auditioned and was accepted to the Philharmonia Orchestra during his tenth grade year. Thanks to the help of his violin teacher Jennie Rudberg, he was able to gain a place in the Symphonic Orchestra for his last two years of high school. Through FSYO he has grown so much as a performer and as a musician. With all the variety of pieces he has had exposure to in FSYO, he gained a much more thorough understanding of music overall. So much so, in fact, that with his position as student conductor of the Winter Park High School Park Philharmonic Orchestra he was able to conduct one of the pieces that he learned so much about in his first year of FSYO in Philharmonia. Shanay is incredibly grateful for his FSYO experience as music has always been one of his strongest passions in life and it has allowed him to improve his abilities exponentially with the continual rigor of the FSYO curriculum. He will be continuing his musical studies by pursuing a music minor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign alongside his mechanical engineering degree. He would like to thank his parents and friends for continually supporting and encouraging him in his musical endeavors. He also owes much thanks to his conductors for sharing such a great musical experience with him and giving him the opportunity to be a part of such an incredibly talented ensemble. Megan Trout French Horn, Philharmonia Years in FSYO: 2 College: Valencia Major: Cinematography Megan Trout, French horn; is a graduating senior from the Osceola County School for the Arts. This is Megan’s second year in FSYO under the direction of Mr. Dupuis. One of Megan’s fondest memories of FSYO was directing an original composition by Mr. Dupuis, “A Holiday Opening.” She directed a brass choir of fellow students during the Holiday Extravaganza at OCSA. She was so honored to be able to share that piece with her peers and conduct it as Mr. Dupuis was in attendance. Mr. Dupuis has been a great influence and wonderful conductor and teacher. He will be missed immensely. Cont. on next page
Megan would like to thank the teachers at Osceola County School for the Arts: Mr. Henley, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Alvarado, Mr. Mollineaux and Mr. Love. She would also like to thank her private teacher, Mr. Ed Nagel for his tutelage and encouragement over that past few years. Megan is currently a dual enrollment student at Valencia and will continue studies at Valencia and UCF. Megan would like to thank her family for all the support they have provided her and encouraging her to be her best. Nishad Vaidya Violin, Symphonic Years in FSYO: 8 College: University of Florida Major: Environmental Engineering and Violin Performance Nishad was born in Bangalore, India, and moved to Long Island, NY with his parents at the age of two. Raised in New York, he started playing violin when he was eight, under the tutelage of Prof. Alan Solomon. He started playing for his elementary school orchestra before he could read music, an experience that opened his eyes to the fine art of faking it in rehearsal. He still finds this skill valuable today. Upon moving to Oviedo at the age of nine, he was dismayed to learn that no school in his area offered a string program, and he faced a musical motivation deficit for many months. However, through hard work, copious parental encouragement, and a great deal of anguished tears, he succeeded in keeping his violin skill intact until he could find a new teacher. Nishad resumed his training with Mrs. Frances Brann, who continued his Suzuki-based musical journey. It was with her recommendation that Nishad joined FSYO at age eleven. Progressing through each of the orchestras in the program, Nishad’s love and appreciation for music grew with each new piece learned. His favorite memories of FSYO include playing Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Stravinsky’s Firebird suite with the Symphonic orchestra, as well as volunteering as a coach for the Stringmania summer camp. His latest teacher, Mr. Alexander Stevens of the Orlando Philharmonic, has instilled in him a meticulous attention to musical detail and has planted the seed of a true musician in him. Aside from his musical life, Nishad’s activities have included experiences in soccer, tae-kwon-doe, and Army JROTC. He plans on attending UF to coffee-binge his way through a double major in engineering and violin performance.
Congratulations Seniors! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
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Leave a Legacy The FSYO relies on individual donations to fulfill our mission to inspire, educate and entertain. Each gift supports the music you hear, the quality of education for our students, and enriches the cultural landscape of Central Florida. By establishing a tradition of annual giving, you can have pride in knowing your gift has helped to secure the FSYOâ€™s position as a leading educational institution for our youth. The FSYO would like to recognize the following donors for their support in the first half of our 2013-2014, 57th Concert Season. CONCERT MASTERS Gifts of $5,000-$9,999 Anonymous
THE GOLDEN BATON Gifts of $1,000 - $4,999
Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Carmelo and Doreen Licitra
Ms. Patti Black Mr. & Mrs. Craig Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Donald Lake
IMPRESARIOS Gifts of $500 - $999
The McCue Family Mr. & Mrs. Robert Teegarden Ms. Gayle Wirtz
SUSTAINERS Gifts of $100 - $499
Ms. Jean Birmingham Ms. Julie Bocco The Brady Family Mr. & Mrs. Randy Erdman Mr. Stuart Farb in honor of Del Kieffner and Joseph Kreines Mrs. Patricia Gallagher Mr. & Mrs. James W. Goodrich Dr. & Mrs. Mihalis and Susan Halkides Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Hall Mr. & Mrs. Lance and Elizabeth Hicklin The Hinkeldey Family Ms. Rose-Marie Hippler Mr. Edward Ho in memory of Albert Ho
Ms. Myrna Huber Ms. Roxanne Huber Weber Ms. Harriett Lake Ms. Louedda Lawrence Mr. Aaron Lefkowitz Ms. Joan LeMosy Mr. Race, Josh and Mrs. Jenna McCleery Mr. & Mrs. William and Neva Meek Mr. Kenneth Murrah Mr. Thomas Potter and Mrs. Kimberly Randall Ms. Irene Pruzan Ms. Debbie Quach in honor of Melissa Chau Mr. & Mrs. F.A. and Jeanie Raffa Mr. & Mrs. Carl G. Rendek Jr.
SUSTAINERS CONT. Gifts of $100 - $499
Ms. Corrine Roy Ms. Jennie Rudberg and Mr. Frank Edge Mr. & Mrs. Chris and Nancy Stephens The Suri Family
Ms. Greta Verity in honor of Spencer Haney Mr. & Mrs. William Wait in honor of Abbey Brunault
SUPPORTERS Gifts of $25 - $99
Ms. Yvette Alexander-Joseph in honor of Sarah Joseph Mr. Daniel Allen Mrs. Nancy P. Appich Mr. & Mrs. Mark and Maryann Biesack Mr. Mati Braun and Ms. Rachel Heimovics Ms. Barbara Breunig in honor of Laz Breunig Mr. & Mrs. Gregory and Janice Cheshire Ms. Lori Febo
Mr. Karl Geitner Mr. & Mrs. Steven and Varunee Gumpangkum Mrs. Deborah Horzen Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Carol Hueber Mr. & Mrs. Peter and Cindy Johnson Mrs. Sue McCue Mr. & Mrs. Woodbury and Janice Saunders Mr. & Mrs. Tom and Liz Sims Mr. & Mrs. Mahmud and Chiyo Tekalli
FOUNDATION / CORPORATE SUPPORT State of Florida United Arts of Central Florida Orlando Utilities Commission TD Wealth WKMG Local 6 News Darden Foundation
Publix Super Market Charities Find Your Light Foundation Dr. Phillips, Inc. American Traffic Solutions The Bryce L. West Foundation The Awesome Foundation
IN-KIND DONORS / SERVICES College Park Baptist Church Mrs. Tina Craig Mr. Tim Kelly Mr. Wes Featherston Mr. Shaun Schlossmacher Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lane Mr. John Dupuis Mr. Matthew Davis Ms. Sarah Morrison Music & Arts, Sanford, FL Mr. Carl Rendek
Dr. Mauricio Cespedes Rivero Mr. Shawn Vincent Mr. & Mrs. James Waldron Mrs. Marie Rivera and Family Mr. Frank Weber – RFPhotography.com Real Thread Muni Strings Yum Yum Cupcake Truck Orlando Philharmonic Downtown Credo St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
See page 25 in the main concert program for a listing of the 2012 – 2013 56th Concert Season donors. For more information on supporting the FSYO, please visit www.fsyo.org, or call the office at 407.999.7800.
Silent Auction Donors Thank you to our silent auction donors, for their contibution to the development of youth and the arts and their in-kind donations that helped make this event a success!
Allegro Music Center Alyce Pacheco Arthur Murray Dance School Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Busch Gardens Caribe Royal Orlando Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art Chase McCue The Cheesecake Factory Cirque du Soleil Debi Lake Dixie Crossroads Downtown Credo Ethos Vegan Kitchen Euro Day Spa Fly South Music Group The Hamilton Family Infusion Tea
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Kissick Designs Maile Image, Modeling and Acting School Mathnasium Mellow Mushroom Muni Strings Museum of Science and Industry-Tampa Nehrling Gardens NYPD Pizza Orlando City Soccer Orlando Philharmonic Orlando Reperatory Theater Orchestra Orlando School of Music Orlando Science Center Orlando Shakespeare Theater Orlando Solar Bears
Pilars Martini Publix RFPhotography.com Rifle Paper Co. Rio Pinar Country Club Rocky’s Retreat Rosen Hotels and Resorts SAK Comedy Lab Sam Ash Music Corporation The Santoro Family Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows The Suri Family Tammy Evans TooJay’s Tupperware Vera Bradley Waldorf Astoria Orlando Winter Park Playhouse Wonderworks Yellow Dog Eats
Join us for StringMania! Summer Camp The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra’s StringMania is a two-week long, musically enriching program for young string players ages 7-15 who are playing at Suzuki Book level 2 or higher. Participants are provided with a challenging and fun musical experience that includes multiple facets of instrumental performance. Last year’s camp featured everything from Bach to Disney, dinosaurs and dancing, with every student participating in a small ensemble. The gifted Dr. Mauricio Cespedes Rivero will lead the camp for a second year, with assistance from other talented string educators and student volunteers from FSYO’s Symphonic Orchestra. StringMania runs Monday through Friday for 2 full weeks, from July 14 to July 25, 2014. The camp will culminate in a finale showcase concert, with location and time to be announced. StringMania full-day option runs from 9:00 am to 4:00pm daily. The half day option is from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily.
Applications can be found online and are due no later than June 20, 2014!
The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Central Florida’s top young musicians. All programs reflect a commitment to provide young musicians with the opportunity to strengthen their musical talents and develop an appreciation of the arts through classical music. PO Box 2328 | Winter Park, FL 32790 | 407.999.7800 | www.fsyo.org