Rachel Ferris comes to the organization with 25 years' experience in the classical music field, as a performer, teacher, and concert organizer. Originally from upstate New York, she is a longtime resident of San Antonio, having moved here to fulfill her role as Principal Harpist of the San Antonio Symphony, and now the San Antonio Philharmonic. She has long-standing ties to the Olmos Ensemble's core members, and the community. Throughout her career, Rachel has been an active chamber musician, enjoying Olmos performances as both a guest artist and audience member. Over the years, she has witnessed the evolution of the ensemble, and believes it to be a true cultural gem of our city. She looks forward to strengthening ties to the community, and aims to bring the talents of the Olmos artists to ever-expanding audiences.Rachel is thrilled to be joining the Olmos Ensemble at this exciting point in its history, and will officially start on July 1, 2023.