Saturday, September 06, 2008

announcements for week of sept 8

1. CSO rehearsal times on Mondays are 640-825 pm.

2. You have two options to register for CSO. You can take it for 1 credit and receive a letter grade or take it for 0 credit and receive a pass/fail grade.
You can register on your own.

3. elections and activity fee. Monday will be the orchestra board elections. If you are running for a position please email me by noon tomorrow. We will collect activity fee of $5 from each orchestra member this coming week.
This activity fee will cover three events; the orchestra picnic, skate night and post concert/recording session reception.

4. locker/storage space. Nicole will clear some locker space on Monday. Your name must be on the waiting list. Please see Nicole in 101 of Lincoln for locker/storage.

5. orchestra picnic - Saturday 9/13 4-6 pm Location TBA Save the time and date. We need volunteers to organize this event.

6. concert pick of the week.
There are two (one paid, one free).
Friday 9/12 Ithaca College Piano series Stewart Goodyear
815 pm Ford Hall at Ithaca college $

Sunday 9/14
Xak Bjerken's recital
8 pm in Barnes Hall (Free) Features solo works by Bartok, Debussy, John Adams' American Berserk and Enescu's violin sonata with violinist Joseph Lin

7. lessons and scholarship. Did you know by being a member of CSO you are eligible for scholarships for lessons? Forms and info are available in 101.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

announcements and picks of the week

Hi everyone,

Top ten announcements;

1. Rehearsal schedule for tonight;

9.3 Wed
CSO Reh#2
7-8 pm Jupiter, Uranus, Mercury, Saturn
810-9 pm String sectional, Mars sectional(winds and brass)

2. Monday rehearsal times will change slightly to 6:40 - 8:25 pm.

3. 1 credit or 0 credit for orchestra.
If I do not hear from you I will assume that you want to take orchestra for 1 credit. I will submit the list to Nicole tomorrow.
If you wish to take orchestra for 0 credit please indicate on the sign in sheet tonight.

4. Make sure your name, major and year information is correct in the sign in sheet. This info is how your name will appear on the concert program.

5. Principals get your bowings done as quickly as possible.

6. orchestra board positions are open and elections will be held on Monday. If you have a question talk to one of the board members;

7. We are looking for writers for the orchestra newsletter if you would like to contribute an article for the next issue please let me know.

8. Program notes and poster for the October concert is already done or being worked on. But if you would like to design a concert poster or write program notes for one of the pieces we are performing do let me know.

9. Pick of the week; (actually 2 this week)

Ithaca Premiere
The Silence Before Bach
Thursday, September 4 7:15 WSH
Saturday, September 6 7:15 WSH
Tuesday, September 9 7:15 WSH
directed by Pere Portabella
This highly unusual film by legendary Spanish Surrealist Portabella "brings Bach's music to life with a mysterious, magnificent blend of drama, documentary, and quasi-surrealist whimsy. Beginning with a scene of a player piano rattling off the Goldberg Variations while rolling through a bright, bare loft, Portabella tickles the senses with a series of skits... From puckish humor and borderline kitsch, a great and serious notion emerges: the construction of modern Europe on the basis of classical music." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker) This film is will not be available on DVD and is only in the country for a limited period of time -- don't miss the rare opportunity to see it! In Spanish, Catalan and German with English subtitles. 35mm
2008>color>1 hr 42 mins>Spain


8 pm Cayuga Chamber Orchestra at Ford Hall
I. Saturday, September 6, 2008 / 8:00
Ford Hall, Ithaca College
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 in G Major
Jennifer Hayghe, piano
Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances
Kodaly: Galanta Dances

10. extra musical opportunity;

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ashley Biria
Date: Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 6:27 PM
Subject: Recruiting Musicians for Persian Music Ensemble

Dear Prof. Kim,

I am a senior in mechanical engineering, trying to form a sort of esoteric music ensemble focused on traditional Persian music, so I wanted to ask if you could forward an email to the orchestra to gauge interest among members. I'm especially interested in violinists and cellists. If you can, please send them the following blurb:

"Attention Orchestra Members!

In an effort to form a small ensemble (~5 musicians) that studies and plays Persian music, I am asking anyone in orchestra if they are at all interested in exploring and learning about this style. Classical Persian poets were deeply spiritual thinkers and their poetry was the vehicle through which they expressed their philosophy and approach to life. Inevitably, the music that has evolved based on this poetry is also deeply spiritual, inspired by the profound and mystical aspects of the poetry. The purpose of this ensemble is to learn something new and to have fun doing it; don't be mistaken, this is not going to be demanding or a huge time commitment.

If any of you are interested in joining in your free time, please contact me.


Ashley Biria

Prof. Kim, I appreciate your help.

- Ashley Biria

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Audition results for CCO

Here is the audition results for the Cornell Chamber Orchestra.

CCO roster fall 2008 - Cornell Chamber Orchestra
In alphabetical order
* denotes principal

Sumona Bhattacharya, Anthropology, '11*
Angela Chiang, Math, '11
Kevin Eckes, Biology, '09
Alex Gribizis, Biology, '12
Elaine Higashi, Biological Engineering, '12*
Kasia Hozer, Psychology, '11
Jonathan Yicon Hsieh, Hotel Management, '12
Charlene Kluegel, Biology/Music, '10*
Benjamin Ou-yang, Astronomy, '10
Tia Plautz, Physics, '11
Victor Tzen, Architecture, Grad
Auriel Washburn, Biology, '11
Aaron Wexler, Biology, '10*

Elbert Chang, Chemical Engineering, '11
Gregory Farber, Biology, '12
Rachel Ann Hatch, Animal Science, '11
Christina Hung, Psychology/Economics, '09 *
Ruth Hannah de Kleer, Linguistics/Music, '11 *

Sharon Driscoll, Biology and Society, '12
Ellen Haynes, Animal Science, '09
Hainlee Hsueh, Electrical Engineering, '09
Brian Lee, Chemical Engineering, '10
Theresa Tan, Psychology, '09
Lawren Wooten, Undecided, '12


Dorian Bandy

Audition results for CSO

Here is the auditions results for the Cornell Symphony Orchestra for Fall 2008.

CSO Fall 08 roster - Cornell Symphony Orchestra
In alphabetical order
* denotes principal

Barabra Bai Undecided, '12
Sejin Bai ILR, '11
Elizabeth N Baker ILR, '10
Kirby Black Biological Sciences, '10
Katherine Bobroske Undecided, '12
Wonhee Cha Veterinary Medicine
Andrew Chen Biological Engineering, '11
Sixing Chen Undecided, '12
Marcus Cerroni PAM '11
Joanne Chua Asian Studies, '11
Thomas Collum, Undecided, '12
Christina Fiorenza Human Biology/Health and Society, '09
Eugena Fung Economics, '09
Tina Hang Economics, '09
Seok Hyun Jin Chemistry, '12
*Julian Kang Chemistry/Biochemistry, '10
Yoon Hyung Kim Mathematics/Economics, '09
Yoonjee Koh Architecture, '12
Hoon Kyo Lee Econ/Info Sci, '11
Sue Hyun Lee Engineering, '11
Kevin Lin Biology, '09
Harrison Lu Chemistry, '11
Joseph Mansky Physics, '12
Mallory Matsumoto Undecided, '12
Ciara McAfee Music
Will Moseson Undecided, '12
Usha Rao Biological Sciences '11
Daniel Rothenberg Atmospheric Science, '11
Katy Sadowski Animal Science, '09
Laura Schwartz Undecided, '12
Alisa Timashpolsky Biology, '11
Carol Tsang Undecided, '12
Yvette Wong Math/Biology, '09
Elaine Zhong Biological Sciences, '12

Eli Bogart Physics, Grad
Andrea Bowring Materials Science Engineering, '11
Wesley Chao Undecided, '12
Ellen Cheong Chemical Engineering, '12
Mikhail T. Grinwald Architecture, '12
Shivani Hajela Computer Science, '12
Jialin Jia Economics, '12
Nick McAfee Music
Mickey McDonald Physics, '10
Kim Mezger Mechanical Engineering, '09
Yoriko Nakamura Biology and Society, '11
*Joel Ong Computer Science, '09
Lora Ulmer Materials Science Engineering, '12

Ryan Allen-Parrot Science of Natural and Environmental Systems '12
Jonathan Auerbach Economics, '10
Isabelle P. Cutting Government, '10
Steven Gu Biology, '12
Liz Hartman Public Admin/Environmental Policy, Grad
Kerwell Liao Biological Engineering, '12
Alexander Mora Engineering, '10
Abigail Needles Hotel, '12
Adrianne Ngam Architecture, '12
Adrian Radocea Material Science Engineering, '11
Eddie Reynolds Engineering, '12
Alexander Sahn Music
Sarah Smith Physics/Music, '10
*Hilary Wattenberger Hotel, '09

Chris Gerig Engineering Physics, '11
Alex Gonzales Grad
David Halpern Music
Sam Shuhan Music
*Laura Spitler Astronomy, Grad
Mackenzie Wallace '12

Rebecca Morrow Communication, '09
*Miriam Nussbaum Linguistics, '11

Shanon Sim Chemical Engineering, '08
*Kit Stone, Science of Natural and Environmental Systems '11
Greg Weisbrod '11

*Jonathan Felbinger Electrical Engineering, Grad
Vance Gao Biology, '10

*Melanie Adamsky Biological Sciences, '09
Jessica Zhao '12

Arthur Barnard Grad
Sarah Edythe Dimiduk Biological Engineering, '11
Amanda Esposito '12
*Kira Gridley Biology, '11
William Violette '12

Anthony Clark Music, '09
*Eric Nathan Composition, Grad

Velthur Franklin '11
*Carl Sieber Chemical Engineering, '11
Sam Worby '12

Alec Story '12

Risa Naka Animal Science, '11
*Adrienne Rosenblatt '12
Thomas Weber Mechanical Engineering, '09
*Matthew Whaley '09

Jake Jungbin Lee Engineering/Physics, ‘09

Stephanie Yoshiko Quach '12

Sunday, August 24, 2008

2008 Orchestra auditions will begin in 13 hours.

Here are the stats for this year's auditions;

2008-2009 Fall auditions stats (updated)
flutes 9 for 2 spots
oboes 3 for 3 spots
clarinet 8 for 2 spots
bassoons 4 for 2 spots
horns 4 for 4 spots
trumpets 5 for 2 spots
trombones 4 for 3 spots
tuba 2 for 1 spot
percussion 4 for 4 spots
piano 4 for 1 spot
violins 67 for 16, 16 in CSO and 6, 6 in CCO
violas 23 for 14 in CSO and 6 in CCO
celli 22 for 12 in CSO and 5 in CCO
basses 9 for 8 in CSO and 1 in CCO

Good luck with auditions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Poster of for the October concert ready

Here is the poster Alex has been working on for the Planets concert in October.
It looks fabulous!
Great work Alex.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New date for December concert

An important date change.
December 5th, Friday will be the final concert of the Fall semester for CSO.

Please make changes in your calendars.

bass/cello room is now on the third floor of Lincoln Hall

Hi everyone,

Thank you to Laura, Shanon, Nick, Damien and Jane for helping us move the bass/cello storage room to the third floor. This will solve two major problems we have had in the past years. First it will solve the humidity/temperature problem we have had in the bass storage room. I have had to repair the seams of three basses due to the climate in the old bass storage room. The new bass/cello storage room is in the climate controlled part of Lincoln Hall. The new room is also much bigger. It currently is able to hold two bass racks and a cello rack. This will go a long way in helping solve the cello storage shortage problem in Lincoln Hall.

New Orchestra board positions

* Operations
o Presidents (2) (Social)
o Secretary
o Librarian
* Outreach
o Community Outreach Chair
o Alumni Liason Chair
o Newsletter Editor
* Development
o Fundraising Chair
* Finance
o Finance Chair
* Marketing
o Poster Designer
o Webmaster
o Photographer
* Tour Committee (vary year by year)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

2008-2009 brochure draft

Here are the drafts for the 2008-2009 orchestra brochure.
Please scan them for spelling errors and feedback to make them better before we send them to the printers.

We will have these ready for open house on August 24, Sunday from 7-9 pm in Lincoln Hall.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Revised fall orchestra schedule

Here is the revised fall 2008 concert schedule for both CSO and CCO.
(as of July 16, 2008)

CCO concert #1
10/5 Sun 8 pm in Barnes Hall
Anton Webern Langsamersatz (conducted by Damien Mahiet, assistant conductor)
Evan Chambers Concerto for Fiddle, Violin and orchestra with Susan Waterbury (violin) and Evan Chambers (fiddle)
Samuel Barber Summer of Knoxville 1915 with Judith Kellock

CCO concert #2
11/22 Sat 8 pm Off campus performance at Catholic Church in Elmira, NY
11/23 Sun 3 pm in Bailey Hall Joint concert with chorale
Hyekyung Lee Gust of Embers
Tom Schnauber In Memoriam Henri Tamianka
W.A. Mozart/R.Levin Requiem

CSO concert #1
10/11/08 Sat 8 pm CSO + ICSO Performance in Bailey Hall
Roberto Sierra World Premiere Commissioned by the Astronomy conference
Gustav Holst The Planets
10/13/08 Sun 12-4 pm Recording session in Bailey Hall

CSO concert #2
12/6/2008 Sat 8 pm in Bailey Hall
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

Special event
Concerto Competition
12/14/2008 Sun 1-5 pm in Barnes Hall preliminary round
8 pm Final round concert

Poster for Summer Symphony Concert

The Cornell Summer Symphony will give its inaugural concert on August 2 in Barnes Hall.
Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Symphony starts today

Here is information about Summer Symphony.
Damien Mahiet will be the conductor for Summer Symphony.
Summer Symphony will meet in Lincoln Hall, B20, 7pm, tonight (6/25). Enter the building on the side of the street. If you have difficulties coming in, call Damien(cell 607-342-4654). Please be on time!

Wednesday's schedule:
7pm-8pm, All (Sight-reading)
8pm-9pm, Strings (rehearsal)

Here is a first draft of our program:
Haydn, Symphony No. 6
Gluck, Overture to Alceste
Fauré, Sicilienne, from Pelleas et Mélisande
Tchaikovsky, Mozartiana

Haydn and Tchaikovsky will present some challenges, and include short solos for several instruments, in particular flute and bassoon. To be fully comfortable with this repertoire, we could welcome a few more violins, a second bassoon, and horns (Tchaikovsky). Below, a temporary roster. Don't hesitate to let your friends know about the ensemble! We'll read Fauré and Tchaikovsky this week, and Haydn and Gluck next week.

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. I look forward to working with you in the coming weeks!


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Orchestra Tour survey

Here is a three question survey regarding the orchestra tour to Ireland.
This survey is for current and future orchestra members only.
Please fill out the survey by June 15.

2007-2008 Cornell Orchestra season at a glance

These are the events of the 2007-2008 season.
I am deeply indebted to my wonderful colleagues Scott Tucker and Cynthia Johnston Turner who conducted the orchestras in the Spring semester, during my study leave.
They have brought their incredible musicianship and hard work to take care of the orchestras. I would also like to thank Spencer Topel, Norbert Palej, Damien Mahiet, Dorian Bandy and John Rowhel for their work as assistant conductors of the orchestras and sharing their passion for music with the orchestra. Also a big thank you goes out to the orchestra board and Alex Tsiatas our graduating orchestra librarian who served the orchestras for the last four years. Every concert would not have happened without the unseen but vital work by Dane Marion, Bill Esty, Andy Page and the Bailey Hall staff and finally Loralyn Light.

May 3, 2008
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cynthia Johnston Turner, guest conductor
Norbert Palej, assistant conductor
Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Norbert Palej Berceuse : 1940 (world premiere of the orchestra version)
Vassily Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1

April 13, 2008
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Scott Tucker, guest conductor
Damien Mahiet, assistant conductor
Alexander Borodin Nocturne
Antonin Dvorak Nocturne
P.I. Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

April 2-4, 2008
Sponsored by Cornell Orchestras, Mellon Corridor Initiative, CCA and Music dept.
Brave New Works
Barnes Hall at Cornell University
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical (World Premiere)
new works by Cornell University and Syracuse University composers
Christopher Rouse Compline

March 8, 2008
Cornell Symphony Orchestra
Cindi Johnston Turner, guest conductor
Sergei Prokofiev Violin concerto No.1 with Cornell Concerto Competition winner Jian Liu
George Gershwin Porgy and Bess Suite (Arranged by R. Bennett)

March 1, 2008
Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Scott Tucker, guest conductor
Joseph Lin, guest conuctor/soloist
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony

February 26, 2008
University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
with Kenneth Kiesler, director of orchestras at University of Michigan
in Bailey Hall
Evan Chambers Old Burying Ground
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 in c minor
Cornell Alma Mater (conducted by CK)
Michigan Fight song

December 9, 2007
Fourth Annual Cornell Concerto Competition
in Barnes Hall
* Andrew Yeo, violin
* Jian Liu, violin (winner)
* Chris Gerig, bass
* Adam Neumann, piano
* Jennifer Huang, piano

December 2, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Joint concert in Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
J.S. Bach Double Concerto for two keyboards with Mike Lee an Chi-Chen Wu (CCO)
Paul Leary Do We See the Trends of Our Times! with Adam Matta, Beat Boxer (CCO) (world premiere)
Chris Gendall Holy Roller for Turntable and Orchestra with DJDouble8 Erik Spangler (CSO) (world premiere)
Bela Bartok Concerto for Orchesra (CSO)

November 11, 2007
Cornell Chamber Orchestra Hall
Cornell Composer concert
Barnes Hall, Ithaca, NY
J.S. Bach Double Concerto with Anna Herforth (oboe), Daniel Kim(violin)
Steven Stucky Colburn Variations
Roberto Sierra Viola Concerto with Wendy Richman (viola)

November 9, 10, 11, 2007
Joint Production with Theater Dept and Cornell Orchestras
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Black Box Theater
Carlisle Floyd Slow Dusk
Jennifer Williams Director
John Rowehl, Vocal coach, assistant conductor
Dorian Bandy Orchestral parts arranger, assistant conductor
Members of Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca, NY

October 31, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra & Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Halloween Concert
Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
Adam Glaser March of the Little Goblins (CSO and ISO)
Mussorgsky/Rimsky Korsakov Night on Bald Mountain (CSO)
Camille Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, Op. 40 (ISO)
Hector Berlioz March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique (ISO)
John Williams Revenge of the Siths from Star Wars (CSO and ISO)

September 30, 2007
Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
Bailey Hall, Ithaca, NY
Leoš Janáček Suite for Strings (CCO)
Osvaldo Golijov Last Round (CCO)
Christopher Rouse Bump (CSO)
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major (CSO)

What Chris has been up to during his study leave

Here is a list of concerts and masterclasses I have taken part in during my study leave. I have been very fortunate to be a visiting scholar at the Hochschule der Kunste in Zurich, Switzerland to work with Johannes Schlaefli.

I have been able to receive valuable feedback on my work as a conductor. The various conducting opportunities kept me quite busy but also provided a setting in which I could evaluate my conducting. I can't wait to share some of the insights with you in the fall.

The concerts listed below is a small portion of my work. There were also weekly ensemble workshop sessions, weekly private lessons with Johannes Schlaefli and numerous opportunities to observe rehearsals of the Tonhalle Orchestra, the Zurich Opera and many concerts around Switzerland and beyond.

My schedule in reverse chronological order;

July 21-August 4, 2008
Vendome Academy, Vendome/Paris, France
Participating conductor (6 are chosen and all will conduct in the final concert)
Masterclasses with Kenneth Kiesler and John Nelson and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7
Mahler, Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5
Mozart, Symphony No. 35
Mozart, Ballet Music from Idomeneo
Schubert, Symphony No. 5
Stravinsky, Dumbarton Oaks
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

June 12, 2008
Teplice, Czech Republic
Teplice Symphony Orchestra
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1

May 13, 2008
Collegium Musicum Basel
workshop rehearsal
Arthur Honegger Pastoral d'été

April 24, 2008
Song project at Hochschule der Kunste in Zurich
recording session
Antonin Dvorak Biblical Songs Orchestrated by ZDH composers

April 12, 2008
Denison University Chamber Orchestra
Guest conductor for the Vail concert Series at Denison University
with Yuja Wang, Piano
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor

April 7 2008
Brave New Works in New York City
St Stephens and Christ Church
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical
Steven Mackey Indigenous Instruments
Christopher Rouse Compline

April 6, 2008
Christ Church, Rochester, NY
Brave New Works Residency as part of the Mellon Corridor Initiative
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical
new works by Cornell and Syracuse
Christopher Rouse Compline

April 5, 2008
Setnor Hall, Syracuse University
Brave New Works Residency as part of the Mellon Corridor Initiative
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical
new works by Cornell, Syracuse and Estman School of Music
Christopher Rouse Compline

April 4, 2008
Brave New Works Residency as part of the Mellon Corridor Initiative and the CCA
Barnes Hall at Cornell University
Chris Gendall Wax Lyrical (World Premiere)
new works by Cornell, Syracuse and Estman School of Music
Christopher Rouse Compline

March 16, 2008
Palazzina Liberty, Milan, Italy
Ensemble Divertimento
Masterclass and concert (selected for final concert)
Manuell De Falla El Retablo De Maese Pedro

March 7, 2008
Marienbad, Czech Republic
Marienbad Symphony Orchestra
Berich Smetana Sarka from Ma Vlast

February 19, 2008
Luzern, Switzerland
Masterclass with Luzern Festival Strings
Othmar Schoeck Sommernacht
Bela Bartok Divertimento for Strings

January 25, 2008
Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Igor Stravinsky Firebird Suite (v.1919)

Chamber Orchestra Fall 08 schedule

CCO concert #1
10/5 Sun 8 pm in Barnes Hall
Anton Webern Langsamersatz
Samuel Barber Summer of Knoxville 1915 with Judith Kellock
Chambers Concerto for Fiddle and violin (Chamber version)
with Susan Waterbury(violin) and Evan Chambers(fiddle)

CCO concert #2
11/23 Sun 4 pm in Sage Chapel joint with chorale
11/22 Sat 8 pm performance in off campus location TBA
Tom Schnauber In Memory of Henri Temianka
HyeKyung Lee Gust of Embers (world premiere)
W.A. Mozart Requiem - Robert Levin

12/2 and 12/4
Composer reading session

Fall 2008 CSO schedule

Here is the concert dates and repertoire for the Cornell Symphony Orchestra during the Fall semester. (Repertoire subject to change)

CSO concert #1
(Note performance and recording session is during first 2 days of Fall break)
(As part of the Astronomy conference)
10/10/08 Fri 4-630 pm Extra rehearsal for Planets with Extra players CSO+ICSO in Bailey Hall
10/11/08 Sat 1030-1 pm CSO+ICSO Dress rehearsal in Bailey Hall
10/12/08 Sat 8 pm CSO + ICSO Performance in Bailey Hall
Roberto Sierra World Premiere Commissioned by the Astronomy conference
Gustav Holst Planets
10/13/08 Sun 12-4 pm Recording session in Bailey Hall
for Roberto Sierra's piece
Roberto Sierra New Commission featuring Tim Feeney
Gustav Holst Planets

Halloween concert
joint concert between CSO and Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
10/31/08 Friday 8 pm in Bailey Hall
Program TBA
Adam Glaser March of the Little Goblins
Gustav Holst Mars from the Planets
ISO piece TBD
John Williams Raisders of the Lost Arc
John Williams Revenge of the Siths

CSO concert #2
12/6 Sat 8 pm in Bailey Hall
Tour repertoire
Leonard Bernstein West Story Suite
Roberto Sierra Commission with Tim Feeney
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony no. 1

Special event
Concerto Competition
12/14 Sun 1-5 pm in Barnes Hall preliminary round
8 pm Final round concert

Ireland Tour
January 6-16, 2009
1/6-7 rehearsal in Ithaca
1/8 travel day
1/9 arrival in Shannon, Ireland
1/10 sight seeing and collaboration in Limerick, Ireland
1/11 concert at University Concert Hall in Limerick
1/12 rehearsal with RIAM, conducting masterclass at RIAM
1/14 concert at Christ Church in Dublin, Ireland
1/15 concert at third Irish City TBA
1/16 travel day back to Ithaca

January 25, 2009
CSO performs at Light in Winter Festival, Bailey Hall
Roberto Sierra's commissioned piece

Fall 2008 Audition info

Fall 2008 Audition info is up on both CSO and CCO websites.

Auditions will be held over five days beginning August 25.
The schedule is as follows;
August 25
10 AM - 12 PM
Woodwinds (flutes), with Liz Shuhan
2 PM - 5 PM
Woodwinds (flutes), with Liz Shuhan
7 PM - 10 PM
Woodwinds (clarinets)

August 26
10 AM - 12 PM
Woodwinds (double reeds)
1 PM - 5 PM
Violas, with Wendy Richman
7 PM - 10 PM
Brass, with Ryan Zawel

August 27
10 AM - 12 PM
Basses, with Nicholas Walker
1 PM - 5 PM
Cellos and basses, with John Haines Eitzen
7 PM - 9 PM
Percussion, with tim Feeney

August 28
10 AM - 12 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin
1 PM - 5 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin
7 PM - 10 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin

August 29
10 AM - 12 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin
1 PM - 5 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin
7 PM - 10 PM
Violins, with Joseph Lin

To schedule an audition, send an email to professor Kim.

For more info visit the orchestra website.