Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bailey Hall plaza update

On March 19, construction will begin for the plaza in front of Bailey Hall. According to the Chronicle article the plaza is due to be complete in Mid August.

Monday, March 12, 2007

CSO's collaboration with CUMEP


This year, the Cornell Symphony Orchestra has begun an outreach program to give back to the greater Ithaca community. We are most excited about a new collaborative venture with the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP), which provides low cost instruction to youth of limited financial resources. Members of the CSO have volunteered to serve as mentors in this program. Through weekly visits to Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, these volunteers teach students basic skills in individual musicianship and what it means to have music in their everyday lives. We hope to share our passion for music with the youth in this program and inspire them to achieve great things, musical and otherwise. -Melanie Adamsky, Outreach coordinator

Here is the schedule of events;

4/29 Sun 3 pm in Bailey hall
CUMEP will perform a piece on the CSO concert at the beginning of the
CSO concert.

4/28 Sat in B20
30 minutes rehearsal at the beginning of the rehearsal with CUMEP
4/26 Thurs in Statler Auditorium
345-430 pm short performance for President Skorton with the CUMEP students
4/21 Sat 2 pm in Barnes Hall
afternoon rehearsal with CUMEP students
4/17 Tues
regular CUMEP visit
4/9-13 (Ithaca area spring break, no CUMEP visit)
4/7 Sat 2 pm in Barnes Hall
afternoon rehearsal with CUMEP students
4/3 Tue
regular CUMEP visit
3/27 Tue
regular CUMEP visit
3/13 Tues
regular CUMEP visit

Photos to be added shotrly.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Elgar is now on google video

The performance is on Google Video.

Chamber Orchestra's performance on February 25, 2007, of Elgar's Introduction and Allegro is now on youtube and google video. The performance featured CCO collaborating with Bryant Park Quartet. Enjoy.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Bernstein plays Ravel

Check out this video of Bernstein playing Ravel's piano concerto in G(3rd mvt).
Blazing fast and very exciting.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Beethoven 6th rehearsals

As the Symphony begins rehearsal on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony I will collect program notes and webclips for CSO members.
If you have a link you would like to post, please forward them to one of our bloggers.
The first one is a program note by Phillip Huscher from the Chicago Symphony website.